Barkingside assistant Leon Lewis delighted with FA Vase victory against Southend Manor
PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 September 2017
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Barkingside assistant manager Leon Lewis is delighted with 2-1 victory against Southend Manor to progress into the next round of the FA Vase.
Side took only ten minutes to break the deadlock in their encounter with Southend Manor, but it was a last ditch save from Will Hunt that made sure they were able to book their place in the next round.
“I’m delighted with the performance, but there is still a lot more to come from us,” Lewis said.
“I thought the team played well, but again there is still room for improvement.”
Michael Ogboin was able to put in a cross in the tenth minute that Jason Fontaine was able to head home from close range.
Then on 54 minutes Fontaine returned the favour and put Ogboin through on goal and after seeing off the challenge of Lee Delf went on to round goalkeeper Liam Pitts and place the ball into the net.
“I’m pleased for Fontaine and Ogboin as well as the whole squad,” he said.
“They’ve all done well.”
Southend Manor kept at the task, aided in part by their hosts not putting the game to bed with Raphael Duyile and Tony Cookey both skewing chances.
In the 88th minute the visitors pulled one back when Rhys Fatt placed a glancing header beyond Barkingside keeper Hunt.
Then in stoppage time Newell swivelled and struck a fierce shot that Hunt superbly tipped away to seal the victory for his side.
Lewis also admitted the club would love a good run in the Vase, but will continue to take each game as it comes.
“It would be nice to have a good run in the cup, we’ll continue to work hard and take each game as it comes.”
Barkingside: Hunt, Clarke (Bottone 63’), Bailey, Etcheri, Taylor-Reid, Sherwood, Santos, Joseph, Ogboin (Ramsay 81’), Fontaine, Duyile (Cookey 79’).
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