Tue 27
Barking
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League
1st Team
A Sheehan-Cozens (16'), M Tweed (20'), J Luke (61')
Abbott's Feel the Barking Bite...

Abbott's Feel the Barking Bite...

By Club Secretary
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Unbeaten record surrendered


The Abbotts lost their unbeaten league record with a poor performance at Barking's Maysbrook ground on their newly laid 4g pitch.

Both sides started well with half chances at both ends but neither side found the net.
However it was the home side who took the lead on sixteen minutes when the pony tailed Sheehan-Cozens ghosted into the box unmarked to chest home from a free kick.
One soon became two only four minutes later when Tweeds cross come shot flew over Jorgensen into the net.

The home side looked very dangerous on the break which they tried to do on several occasions and it appeared they had done their homework on the visitors, allowing them the ball in their own half but then pressing when it was in their half. The Abbotts helped them by regular poor passing and consistently being second to the second ball.

The Abbotts tried to respond and did with Holland, Koranteng & Domafriyie who all should have done better when presented with decent chances. Then the away supporters were convinced that they should have had a penalty when Koranteng was brought down in the box - the referee however disagreed.

He did however agree that a penalty should be awarded to the home side when Rimmel Daniel tackled Westendorf in the box on 30 minutes. Westendorf dusted himself down to take it but thankfully he blasted it high over the bar.

As the half time whistle blew the Abbotts fans thought their side was fortunate to go in only two goals down.

The second period started much like the first with half chances for both sides but neither keeper was seriously troubled.
Another claim for a penalty to the Abbotts was denied by the match official on 60 minutes when Hallett was bundled over in the box, the home side broke away in quick fashion and took advantage of the Abbotts defence being stretched all over the place ended with Luke finding the far corner past the outstretched Jorgensen.

Barking saw out the remaining thirty minutes with little difficulty and fully deserved the victory on the night. It wasn't a dirty game but seven yellows were dished out, five for the home team.

It was a bad day at the office for the league leaders, and no player should be singled out as culpable for the defeat, you win and lose collectively as a team.
They have an opportunity to bounce back on Saturday with a home match against Westfield and show they are real contenders for promotion this season.

The Deer Hunter

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Match details

Match date

Tue 27, Oct 2020

Kickoff

19:45

Attendance

103

Competition

South Central Division

League position

1
Waltham Abbey
14
Barking