Barkingside bow out of FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 08:45 14 September 2014 | UPDATED: 08:45 14 September 2014

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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FA Cup: Waltham Abbey 3 Barkingside 1

Barkingside bowed out of the FA Cup at Capershotts, where Joe Ellul saw red late on for Matt Frew’s men.

Side travelled in good spirits, having pushed Ryman One North leaders Needham Market all the way in their 1-0 defeat in midweek.

Abbey had lost their previous six league matches, but they went close when Darren Williams glanded a header wide.

And they took the lead on 19 minutes when Darrelle Russell held the ball up for Jason Hallet, who teed up James Peagram to slot past Chris Clark.

Frew was forced to make two changes inside the opening half hour as two of his defenders limped off and Abbey piled on the pressure, with Peagram setting up a chance for Russell, who was denied by Clark’s low save.

Clark denied Tom Bruno early in the second half, tipping over a fierce drive, but Abbey doubled their lead when a long ball over the top found Russell and he found the back of the net just before the hour mark.

Bruno dragged a good chance wide before Abbey grabbed their third on 76 minutes, with Hallet sliding the ball through for substitute Jon Docker to score after replacing Russell.

Barkingside saw Ellul dismissed after receiving a second yellow card, but managed a late consolation from Chris Taylor, who slotted underneath James May when through on goal.

Abbey banked the £3,000 prize money, though, and will welcome Barkingside back on Tuesday, when league points will be on offer as Frew’s men hope to set the record straight and build on their steady start to the Ryman campaign.

Barkingside: Clark, Anpana, Medine, Ellul, Callaway, Oxby, Fontaine, Bricknell, Carvell, Gulfer, Francis. Subs: Ellis, Hayes, Georgiou, Taylor, Poku, Jones.

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