It’s Knight’s day as Barking make point
PUBLISHED: 15:57 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 12:38 11 August 2010
ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE Mauritius Sports 3 Barking 3 A MATT KNIGHT strike 10 minutes from time earned a point for Barking against Mauritus Sports on Saturday. The visitors started the game strongly and in the 13th minute, Sam Dennis soared to head Shamrez Da
ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE
Mauritius Sports 3 Barking 3
A MATT KNIGHT strike 10 minutes from time earned a point for Barking against Mauritus Sports on Saturday.
The visitors started the game strongly and in the 13th minute, Sam Dennis soared to head Shamrez Darr's corner into the roof of the net for his fifth goal of the season.
However, four minutes later, Jonathan Lister put Sports level with a tap in at the far post after a cross from the right.
Barking recovered and a Dennis free kick rebounded to Lee Pyne whose snap shot was not far over the top.
In the 28th minute, Pyne was brought down in the penalty area by home goalkeeper Blessing Kwambana and restored the Blues' lead with a perfect penalty into the corner of the net.
Scott Borthwick had to be withdrawn 40 minutes in after being knocked unconscious and was replaced by Johnny Oli.
The Blues kept attacking as Danny Hopkins beat his man but was fouled, while at the other end, Knight cleared his lines well, before a free kick attempt went wide.
In the 46th minute, an innocuous looking long range Javier Rivera free kick crept along the ground and into the Barking goal with Mark Parker getting a hand to it, but unable to do more than push it against the post where it crossed the line for another equaliser.
Parker followed this with a brave save at the feet of an opponent and an Oli header was saved by Kwambana to leave the score 2-2 at half time.
Jared Small started the second half with a good ball into Pyne who touched it towards the goal, but saw it scrambled clear for a corner which was then well defended by Chris Parillon.
Adetokumbo Orenaike put Sports ahead in the 76th minute with a superb shot from some distance, followed by a good Adejokun run after he won possession and another injury, this time to Small, saw Richard Whiteman enter the fray.
With defeat threatening, Knight equalised with a tantalising shot which curled over Kwambana into the top corner in the 80th minute for his first strike for the club.
The visitors looked capable of snatching a late winner, but could not find the killer ball as Barking left with a point.
Barking: Parker, Adejokun, Dennis (Falaise 75), Borthwick (Oli 40), Wiggington, Knight, Doyle, Hopkins, Pyne, Small (Whiteman 79), Darr. Subs: Tungate
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