Essex Senior League: Barkingside stuff Southend Manor; Redbridge pick up point at FC Romania
PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 October 2016
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Gursel Gulfer’s team beat in-form side although finish match with 10 men after Michael Ademiluyi’s red card
Barkingside produced one of their best performances of the season to thrash Southend Manor 4-0 in the Essex Senior League.
Gursel Gulfer’s team scored twice in each half to triumph comprehensively, but did finish with 10 men after Michael Ademiluyi’s late red card.
Side expected a tough test against Manor, who had won their last five matches in the division.
While after a frustrating 4-2 defeat at FC Romania on Wednesday, Barkingside were keen to bounce back.
And it took them just 18 minutes to take the lead when Ademiluyi found the net at Cricklefields.
David Laird doubled Side’s advantage just 14 minutes later to put them in control going into half time.
Gulfer’s men would have been determined not to rest on their laurels after the break and made it 3-0 early in the second period.
Laird completed his brace in the 52nd minute and new signing Charlie Portway was introduced on the hour mark.
It took the former Romford and Redbridge striker just eight minutes before he got on the scoresheet.
Although Ademiluyi received a straight red in the 88th minute, it was still a satisfactory afternoon for Gulfer’s team.
Side leapfrog Manor as a result of the victory and are up to sixth in the table with 27 points from 16 games.
Redbridge remain unbeaten in the league this month after earning a 2-2 draw at FC Romania.
It was 2-1 to the hosts at half time in Cheshunt after Aaron Gordon’s 10th minute opener had been cancelled out.
But Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton’s team hit back in the 90th minute through Jay Knight to earn a share of the spoils.
The Motormen are now four matches unbeaten in the division after the draw at Theobalds Lane and are up to 15th in the standings.
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