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Peagram treble steers Barking past Enfield

PUBLISHED: 18:11 21 January 2017

James Peagram celebrates another goal for Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)

James Peagram celebrates another goal for Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)

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Barking 5 Enfield 0

James Peagram’s first-half hat-trick sent Barking on their way to another impressive win in the Essex Senior League at Mayesbrook Park.

The prolific Peagram took his tally for the season to 36 as Blues cruised to victory to move four points clear at the top, as most of the day’s fixtures fell victim to frozen pitches.

Nearest rivals Southend Manor had a day to forget, suffering a 5-1 defeat at Sawbridgeworth Town after being reduced to eight men, and Barking have five games in hand on them.

Barking took the lead when Ben Higgs produced a good run and well-weighted pass into the path of Peagram, who smashed his shot into the roof of the net.

And it was 2-0 when Joe Pearman threaded the ball through to young Max Watters, who was named in the England Schools squad in midweek, to beat his marker and fire home a fourth goal in seven appearances from a narrow angle.

Pearman was the provider for the third goal too, delivering a corner to the far post when Peagram headed into the net.

And Peagram completed his hat-trick before the interval when Higgs headed the ball forwards and the striker burst through the visiting defence and poked home.

Blues had to settle for just one more goal in the second half, scored by Paul Oshin, and face a trip to lowly Wadham Lodge on Wednesday.

Barking: Hatton, Wackers-Kyriacou, Tarbard, Oshin, Willis, Ling, Pearman, O’Brien, Peagram, Watters, Higgs. Subs: Golby, Rix, Bricknell, Staunton, Delgado.


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