Bowers & Pitsea Monville comes back to haunt old club Barking
PUBLISHED: 15:55 01 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:00 02 December 2018
Bostik North: Barking 0 Bowers & Pitsea 1
Former Barking winer Quentin Monville came back to haunt his old club as he guided Bowers & Pitsea to a narrow 1-0 win over his former club.
The Blues fell to a second consecutive defeat in the Bostik North thanks to the late 69th minute goal from Monville on the back of a defensive error at Mayesbrook Park.
Justin Gardner’s side should have opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Ola Ogunwamide broke down the left flank, crossed the ball in but it failed to pick Eusebio De Silva out, falling to winger Brendan Ocran.
The former Billericay Town had two stabs at it but both were blocked by Bowers defenders from inside the box.
Both sides battled hard in the middle of the park and failed to create chances until the 21st minute when the visitors David Knight fired a free-kick into the wall after pacey winger Quinton Monville was brought down.
Eight minutes later Rob Small’s side were awarded a penalty as right-back Gary Cohen stuck his foot out to bring down the former Blues man Monville inside the box.
But Barking goalkeeper Tim Brown denied the spot kick from Knight as he dove the right way to stop the striker from scoring a penalty for the first time this season.
Bowers Lewis Manor then tried his luck from distance as he fired a low shot on target but it was comfortably held by Brown.
In the 42nd minute, controversy arose as defender Ryan Sammons picked up a yellow card, despite being the last man as he brought down Ogunwamide as he appeared to break clear.
Captain Abs Seymour stepped up to take the free-kick, and he curled it over the wall into the side netting.
Early in the second-half former AFC Hornchurch man Bradley Warner picked out Lewis Manor from a corner.
The striker struck an effort on target but it was denied and cleared on the line by Jack Edwards to keep the score level.
Ocran then hit the side netting with an effort inside the box after a good link up play between Ogunwamide and Seymour in the 56th minute.
Three minutes later substitute Michael Mignot curled a shot from the outside of his boot but it spun just wide of the post.
Bowers Monville cut in and let fly but it was pushed wide by Brown for a corner.
Warner whipped the corner in and found Manor in the box, but the striker headed over.
Barking defended hard, but Monville continued to cause problems, and in the 69th minute broke the deadlock as he slotted the ball into the bottom right corner after a defensive error allowed him through on goal.
The visitors then held on and defended firmly to seal the three points.
Barking: Brown, Cohen, O’Brien, Bruce, Pratt, Cosson, Seymour, Edwards, Ocran (Russell 75), De Silva (Mignot 46), Ogunwamide (Kamara 88)
Unused subs: McQueen and Cheema.
Bowers & Pitsea: Wilton, Sammons, Thomas, Stokes, Clark (McCoy 82), Halle, Monville, Sartain, Warner (Thomas 89), Manor, Knight (Stephen 84).
Unused subs: Hine and Cornhill.
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