December 13 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Essex Senior League: London Bari 0 Great Wakering 2
Great Wakering Rovers cruised past Bari at the Old Spotted Dog yesterday.
And a sixth successive defeat left Bari at the bottom of the table, still searching for their first Essex Senior League point – and first goal – of the season.
Both teams had good possession early on, but it was Bari who created more of the chances in the opening exchanges.
Only three minutes had been played when Levi Mathurine had his shot blocked by visiting goalkeeper Adam Seal.
And there was much more to come as Bari looked dangerous again on the attack, with Rovers living dangerously in their own half.
The visitors had a good opportunity on 11 minutes when Dan Trenkel fed the ball to Ashley Hawkins, whose shot lacked power to trouble Allan Karaad.
The first goal arrived six minutes later, though, when a David Collins free-kick was knocked back to him and he took his chance to smash the ball into the top corner.
Rovers looked the livelier from them on and created chances as they went in search of a second goal.
Jay Smith tried his luck before the break, but Karaad made a good save to keep it at 1-0.
The visitors picked up the pace in the second half, with Bari never threatening to level.
Bari boss Benroy Spring sent Valentine Suidurk on for Tim Williams in a bid to find a way back, but Rovers made sure of the points eight minutes from time.
George Artemi timed his run well to meet a corner and head home for Great Wakering’s second and they almost added another in the closing moments as Trenkel ran through and beat Karaad, but could not covert.
Bari will now focus their attention on next Saturday’s trip to Bowers, who are also without a win in their first four matches of the campaign.
London Bari: Karaad, Anadi, Clark, Diabril, Thomas, Nsamu, Santos, Olowe, Pusey, Mathurine, Williams (Suidurk).