Blues have chance of sweet revenge
PUBLISHED: 12:15 15 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:03 11 August 2010
BARKING head into their FA Vase encounter with Basildon this Saturday looking for instant revenge. The two sides clashed last weekend in an Essex Senior League match at Mayesbrook Park, which Basildon shaded by a solitary strike from Wes Bocking. But on S
BARKING head into their FA Vase encounter with Basildon this Saturday looking for instant revenge.
The two sides clashed last weekend in an Essex Senior League match at Mayesbrook Park, which Basildon shaded by a solitary strike from Wes Bocking.
But on Saturday they play hosts again to their Essex rivals, and the Blues will be desperate to make progress in a competition where decent amounts of prize money can be earned.
However, the Blues go into the showdown without nine first teamers, although manager Steve Munday has brought in Darran Quincroft and Ecu Jordalop to boost his squad.
After Saturday's game where both defences dominated, the Blues will be desperate to make progress in the competition.
In Saturday's clash a handball cost them dear, as although the subsequent penalty was parried by keeper George Dawson, the rebound was knocked into the net by Bocking 15 minutes from time.
The visitors started strongly and Bocking's low shot drew a brilliant diving save from Dawson at the near post.
A dangerous through ball to Sean Merchant threatened the Barking goal, but he missed his header and then a determined run by Abraham Adejokun ended with an excellent low cross which Mark Steadman was unable to fire home.
After a period of pressure from Basildon, the Barking resistance fell after the referee awarded a penalty to the visitors.
Merchant's spot kick was saved, but Bocking sped in to tuck away the rebound to give his side the lead.
Barking battled on, and their best chance fell to Alf Dickinson, who when clean through on goal could not beat Basildon goalkeeper Mann.
Barking: Dawson, Leader, Walsh, Greenwood, Dickinson, Tungate (Sandiford 79), Adejokun, Hopkins, Steadman (Pyne 79), Tiffin, G Mackin (Turner 63) Subs: Borthwick, D Mackin.
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