Such a good win for Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 13:04 24 September 2013

Matt Toms of Barkingside (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Matt Toms of Barkingside (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman Division 1N: Barkingside 3 Heybridge 2

Defence proved the best form of attack for Barkingside as they claimed all three Ryman Division One North points at Oakside last night.

Brian Suchley netted twice for the hosts, including their 78th-minute winner, and fellow centre-back Matt Toms was also on target for Matt Frew’s men as they ended the Swifts 11-game unbeaten run.

Beaten 3-1 at home by Burnham on Saturday, Barkingside took the lead after only six minutes as Suchley lobbed Nick Eyre from the left.

TJ Amass got Swifts deservedly back on terms just past the half-hour mark, though, when his deflected shot looped past Chris Clark.

And the visitors threatened before the break, with Ryan Doyle’s free-kick flying just wide and Luke Callander firing over before a string of corners were successfully defended by the hosts.

Amass gave the visitors the advantage just before the hour but Side were back on terms on 64 minutes, however, as Toms struck.

And Clark denied Russell Malton, Callander and Chris Moore before Frew’s men clinched a memorable victory through makeshift striker Suchley’s second of the night.

Landlords Redbridge visit Waltham Abbey tonight (Tuesday), following their 2-2 draw with Harlow at the weekend.

Essex Senior League Ilford, meanwhile, travel to Greenhouse London looking to bounce back from their 3-1 home defeat against Great Wakering Rovers.

Barkingside: Clark, Salmon, Scott, Callaway, Toms, Suchley, Edmunds, Cosson (Davie 82), Hayes, Oxby (Gulfer 40), Onireti.

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