Tue 17
Barkingside FC
Sporting Hackney
Side Lose Friendly To Hackney

Side Lose Friendly To Hackney

By Adam Dennehey
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Barkingside fell to 2-1 defeat to Sporting Hackney in a highly competitive pre-season friendly, with the visitors playing some outstanding football.

'Side took the lead through a header from Terry Anim, but were often upset by the pace of the opposition.

A defensive mistake resulted in an equaliser for Sporting Hackney just before half time.

In the second-half, after may half-time changes which saw the introduction of several trialists, 'Side lost momentum and Sporting Hackney started to control the game.

Eventually Hackney scored the winning goal by lobbing the Keeper from 20 yards. After the game, our second-half keeper, who is our goalkeeper coach, duly retired.

From a positive point of view, Harry Rixon and Emmanuel Dasho, our two young full backs, gained valuable game time.

Isiaih Anjourin, our young centre-forward, made his first start, and showed plenty of enthusiasm. There were plenty of reasons for Michael Walther and his coaching-staff, to be positive.

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Tue 17, Jul 2018