Rivals hit by late goals
PUBLISHED: 17:10 20 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:10 20 September 2014
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Ryman Div 1N: Barkingside 2 Gt Wakering 3; Tilbury 2 Redbridge 2
Barkingside and Redbridge were left to rue late goals in their latest Ryman One North outings.
Matt Frew’s Side looked to have rescued a point against Great Wakering Rovers at Cricklefield Stadium when Calvin Poku got them back on level terms on 88 minutes.
But the visitors snatched a last-minute winner to leave Side empty-handed.
Redbridge, meanwhile, looked on course for a morale-boosting win at Tilbury after Brian Moses and Chinedu McKenzie netted two minutes apart in the second half to give them a 2-1 lead.
But Sam West rescued Dockers two minutes from time to leave Motormen with just one point instead of three.
Barkingside were back on home turf having suffered a pair of 3-1 defeats against Waltham Abbey in the FA Cup and league.
But Tom Strickland opened the scoring for Great Wakering on 19 minutes and they looked to have secured the points when Lewis Sparrow netted their second from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining.
But Dan Jones replied for Barkingside on 81 minutes and Poku got them back on terms with only two minutes remaining.
It proved a false dawn for Frew’s men, though, as Strickland claimed his second in the last minute to ensure victory for Rovers and leave Barkingside with nothing to show for their efforts ahead of their meeting with in-form Aveley on Monday.
Barkingside: Pitman, Hayes, Joe Bricknell, Ellul, Ellis, Onireti, Georgiou, John Bricknell, Jones, Gulfer, Poku. Subs: Lossington, Davie, Francis, Taylor, Clark.
*Redbridge had picked up a point from a goalless draw with Ware in midweek, following a blank Saturday last weekend.
But Emiel Aiken put the home side ahead midway through the first half, against his former club.
And the scoreline remained unchanged until just past the hour mark when Moses, having come off the bench to replace Joe Gent, got Motormen back on level terms.
The visitors then took the lead two minutes later as McKenzie found the back of the Dockers net and Redbridge were two minutes away from a morale-boosting win when West squared matters again to give the hosts a share of the spoils.
Redbridge face the long trip to Wroxham on Tuesday,
Redbridge: Parker, Murphy, Parish, T Thomas, L Thomas, Scott, J Gent (Moses 55), Damali, McKenzie, S Gent, Wallace. Unused subs: Moses, Carolan, Abitogun, Smith, Fatai.
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