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Barking’s good run ends at Ramblers

PUBLISHED: 10:15 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:38 11 August 2010

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE Burnham Ramblers 3 Barking 1 BARKING S recent good form under new manager Steve Munday ended at the weekend as they were beaten by a decent Burnham outfit. The home side s tackling was mercilessly ruthless but despite always trailing,

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE

Burnham Ramblers 3 Barking 1

BARKING'S recent good form under new manager Steve Munday ended at the weekend as they were beaten by a decent Burnham outfit.

The home side's tackling was mercilessly ruthless but despite always trailing, the Blues did not flinch and kept trying until the final whistle.

The visitors started well, but were hit by two goals in five minutes from Stuart Fergus.

The first, in the 15th minute, was a simple tap in, after Leigham Stone saved well but was unable to gather the ball after diving to push it against the post.

His second came from close range and it could have been three when another penetrating attack ended with John Bradley firing just over the away side's bar.

A good Lee Pyne shot rebounded to Danny Hopkins, whose shot tested home custodian Rob Small, but would not have counted as he was offside.

The Blues came close to reducing the arrears when a superb dipping shot by Knight was tipped on to the bar by Small and away from danger.

Barking continued to press with Jared Small, Pyne, Hopkins and Joe Tungate all unable to find space to shoot and then a quick 48th minute burst forward ended with Keith Wilson chipping the ball over Stone.

After the interval, a Tungate shot was well-taken by Small, who also did well to gather a shot from Pyne following good work by Knight and Darr.

Stone blocked a shot and then Pyne had another attempt on goal, but his effort went wide.

Richard Whiteman came on after a long absence through injury and within five minutes forced the ball home from a Small cross, for the third goal of his Barking career.

The Blues battled well for the last 15 minutes, with a good run and cross by Hopkins cut out by Mark Gorbell and another Whiteman shot deflected wide by a defender.

Barking: Stone, Adejokun, Falaise, Greenwood, Borthwick, Malton (Knight 33, Tigani 80), Darr (Whiteman 70), Tungate, Small, Pyne, Hopkins. Subs: Oli, Ashman.

Attendance: 85.


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