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Draw At Hullbridge

Draw At Hullbridge

By Adam Dennehey
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Barkingside shared a 0-0 draw away at Hullbridge Sports yesterday, on the opening day of the new Essex Senior League season.


Michael Walther's men put in a good performance as the sides shared the spoils.

'Side's keeper Mikel Breckenridge started the game well, making a smart save from Jamal Allen after a well-worked Hullbridge free-kick.

Euan Taylor-Reid then headed a free-kick wide for the visitors. Hullbridge's forward Jimmy Cox was looking bright and he saw two long-range efforts go over.

On 40 minutes Cassidy Okonkwo had 'Side's best chance of the half but the midfielder drilled a one-on-one effort wide, with only home keeper George Marsh to beat.

Hullbridge though would have the final chances of the half, with Michael Salako shooting wide before Luke Hornsley seeing his effort go over.

Moments into the second-half Breckenridge was forced into action, saving from Adebola Sotoyinbo as Hullbridge started well after the restart.

On the hour-mark, Hullbridge brought on former 'Side winger Aundre Spencer for Cox. His impact was almost immediate as one of his corners found Salako who struck a header onto the post.

Hullbridge were now looking on top with Sotoyinbo looking dangerous but 'Side's defence held true and backed up by Breckenridge held on to secure a fine point.

'Side are next in action on Monday night at Cricklefields as they host Sporting Bengal United in their first home game of the season. Kick-off for that match is at 7:45pm.

'Side: Mikel Breckenridge, Garjay Thompson, Morris Gelashvili, Harry Matthews, Euan Taylor-Reid, Danny Laurent, Kirk McPherson (Terry Anim), Callum Matthews, Cassidy Okonkwo (Luwayne Greenwood), Manny Brown (James Briggs), Mattheus Santos

Subs Not Used: Kofi Billzy, Michael Bottone

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Match details

Match date

Sat 04, Aug 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

69