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Ilford, Barking in stalemate

PUBLISHED: 13:30 18 September 2016

Barking's Petrit Elbi is tackled in the Ilford box (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking's Petrit Elbi is tackled in the Ilford box (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Redbridge edged out on travels

Barking's James Peagram fires wide of the far post (pic: Terry Gilbert)Barking's James Peagram fires wide of the far post (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Ilford 0 Barking 0

Honours finished even after a goalless stalemate between these long-established rivals at Cricklefield Stadium.

And the point earned saw Barking hold on to fourth place in the table, while Ilford moved above London Bari into ninth place, with several matches in hand on all the teams above them.

Blues went into the match on the back of three comfortable wins, which had seen them score 11 times, while Allan Fenn’s Foxes had netted 10 times in their last three outings, the most recent a 4-3 thriller at Redbridge in midweek.

Ilford's Chris Clark denies Barking rival Paul Oshin (pic: Terry Gilbert)Ilford's Chris Clark denies Barking rival Paul Oshin (pic: Terry Gilbert)

But neither side could break the other down as the scoreline remained blank and Ilford tweeted: “We drew 0-0 with local rivals @barkingfc today. A few chances for either side but a fair result at the end of the day. #Foxes.”

Ilford return to action on Monday night with an ‘away’ match against Cricklefield tenants Barkingside, who were 1-0 winners at London Bari.

Barking, meanwhile, turn their attentions to the Essex Senior Cup and a home tie against Wivenhoe Town at Mayesbrook Park on Tuesday.

Barking: J Willis, Abiola, Tarbard, S Willis, Golby, Staunton, Oshin, O’Brien, Peagram, Pearman, Elbi.

Barking's Paul Oshin goes on the attack against Ilford (pic: Terry Gilbert)Barking's Paul Oshin goes on the attack against Ilford (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Takeley 2 Redbridge 1

Motormen suffered a third successive league loss to find themselves down in 18th place.

Paul Tiffen and Reece Barrett were on target for the home side at Station Road, which proved enough to earn them the points and send Redbridge back to Oakside empty-handed.

Ricky Eaton and Dave Ross will try to lift their side for their trip to Waltham Forest on Wednesday.


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