Barking feel the force of Takeley

Barking 1, Takeley 4 TAKELEY FC took their goal tally to 14 in just three games as a dominant second half performance gave them victory at basement side Barking. All five goals today were scored in the final 37 minutes as Don Watters (pictured) si

Barking 1, Takeley 4

TAKELEY FC took their goal tally to 14 in just three games as a dominant second half performance gave them victory at basement side Barking.

All five goals today were scored in the final 37 minutes as Don Watters' (pictured) side continued to fly high in the Essex Senior League in their debut season.

Dan Crook and Scott Forbes had early chances to give the visitors the lead before Forbes turned and whipped the ball onto Alex Martin, but his shot skimmed outside of the nearside upright.


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The home side also went close with Jimmy Noakes hesitating too long from a good Earl Stirling ball, while James Amott did well to block a Noakes effort.

The visitors made the breakthrough eight minutes after the break when Forbes beat two Barking players and centred for Chris Grove to score.

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On the hour a clever piece of skill between Grove and Amott drew out the Barking defence and a pass to Scott Forbes was only prevented from scoring by goalkeeper Leigham Stone.

But the second goal came four minutes later when Forbes put a great pass to Martin and he fed the ball for Amott to give Galsworthy the chance to fire home.

That two goal advantage lasted only a minute as a long clearance by Abraham Adejokun found unguarded Dwayne Miller to volley past Andros Demosthenous.

Galsworthy again went close, picking up an Alex Martin pass, but he shot just wide, but the third goal came in the 77th minute when a Martin free-kick found the head of Lee Forde and looped over the outstretched hands of Stone for a superb goal.

The scoring was wrapped up five minutes from time when Forbes pushed the ball onto advancing Galsworthy and, as raced into the penalty area to shoot, he was brought down.

There was no doubt as the referee pointed to the spot. Grove made no mistake and sealed Takeley's eighth league win of the campaign to keep them in second spot in the table.

Takeley: A Demosthenous; C Dorrian, C Pollard, D Crook, M Watters, J Amott, S Forbes, L Forde, A Martin; C Grove, J Galsworthy. Subs: J Whitbread, J Smith, S Robins.

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