Miller is spot on as Blues make a point
PUBLISHED: 11:33 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 12:35 11 August 2010
ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE Barking 2 Beaumont Ath 2 THERE were four seasons in one day at Mayesbrook Park and despite goals from Craig Greenwood and Duane Miller, Barking could only draw with lowly Beaumont Athletic on Saturday. The home side started brightly as
ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE
Barking 2 Beaumont Ath 2
THERE were four seasons in one day at Mayesbrook Park and despite goals from Craig Greenwood and Duane Miller, Barking could only draw with lowly Beaumont Athletic on Saturday.
The home side started brightly as both Neil Matthews and Jimmy Noakes came close to breaking he deadlock.
In a stop-start opening, Abraham Adejokun had the best opportunity to break the deadlock, but his shot was blocked, with the rebound squirming away from danger.
The home side had more urgency about their game at the start of the second period and on 56 minutes, nudged themselves in front.
A good Johnny Ofei run to the line was ended just outside the visiting area and Sam Dennis powered in the free-kick and Greenwood headed home his second goal of the season and Barking's 50th league goal of the campaign.
It was nearly two on 69 minutes when Matthews unleashed a volley which Omombola did well to palm away, but again the rebound did not favour the home side.
Two minutes later the game turned on its head. First of all, Sousa expertly smashed the ball past Paul Butterfill and into the net for the equaliser and barely a minute later, Safron Panavo latched on to a long ball by Omombola and with the Barking defence parting, he coolly slotted home to give Beaumont the lead.
Barking battled on and with 14 minutes remaining, a ball over the top found Duane Miller bearing down on goal, and when he was brought down in the area a penaly was awarded.
The striker picked himself up, before calmly sending Omombola the wrong way to tie up the scores at two apiece.
Barking created a few chances to have won the game, but none came to fruition as it ended in stalemate.
Barking: Butterfill, Hughes, Lethbridge, Dennis, Adejokun, Matthews, Omobeghin, Thomas (Greenwood 31), Miller, Noakes, Ofei (Clark 83)