Blow for Barking; Ilford, Tower Hamlets win away
PUBLISHED: 08:57 20 March 2016 | UPDATED: 08:57 20 March 2016
A round-up of action from the Essex Senior League
Greenhouse 3 Barking 2
Barking suffered a shock defeat at the hands of lowly Greenhouse at Coles Park.
Blues travelled to north London on the back of a derby draw with Ilford the previous weekend and saw James Peagram net twice inside the first seven minutes to take his tally to eight in four matches and 23 for the season.
But Ange-Elie Johary and Adai Abuzeid struck six minutes apart for the hosts to help them go into the break on level terms.
And Bankole Koroma claimed the only goal of the second half, netting on 62 minutes, to earn the hosts the points.
Barking remain five points behind leaders FC Romania in third place, having played two games more, and are set to host in-form Clapton at Mayesbrook Park next weekend.
Barking; Green, Tarbard, B Reynolds, Taylor, Barnett (Golby 74), Staunton, S Willis, Peagram, John Bricknell, L Reynolds. Unused subs: Foster, Rix, Omogiate.
Eton Manor 2 Ilford 4
Ilford came from two goals down at the break to secure the points at Broxbourne.
Manor had the better of the first half and led courtesy of goals from Chid Onokwai and Dean Florence, while the visitors went close when hitting the crossbar.
But Allan Fenn’s Foxes rallied after the restart as Karolis Atutis, Carl Mullings and Paul Clayton all netted to take the lead after 65 minutes, with an own goal three minutes from time helping them to seal the points.
Ilford are set to return to action on Thursday with a visit to Bowers, who missed out on a trip to Wembley after losing their FA Vase semi-final second-leg tie in injury time at Morpeth Town.
Newham 0 Tower Hamlets 1
Super-sub King Amieye struck eight minutes from time to earn Tower Hamlets a much-needed win against their east London rivals.
Ade Abayomi’s youngsters had gone nine matches without a win, since their January 30 success at Southend Manor, while bottom club Newham went into the derby on the back of a scoreless draw with Waltham Forest in their midweek basement battle at their temporary Tilbury base Chadfields.
That stalemate ended a run of three successive losses for Shamrez Darr’s men, who had leaked 15 goals in that spell, but they held out until the closing stages.
Newham are set to return to action with a trip to the Old Spotted Dog to take on London Bari on Wednesday.
Tower Hamlets: Prezmecky-White, Abalo, Kalad, Abayomi, Olanipekun, Sumithran, Traore, Ali, Teberen, Olawale. Subs: Alaga, Miller, Amieye, Biscoe.
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