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Big wins for Barking, Ilford, London Bari, Newham

PUBLISHED: 12:03 20 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:03 20 December 2015

Barking's Ben Bradbury tries to beat a Greenhouse rival (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking's Ben Bradbury tries to beat a Greenhouse rival (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Action from Barking's clash with Greenhouse (pic: Terry Gilbert)Action from Barking's clash with Greenhouse (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking 3 Greenhouse 0

Barking made it six league wins in a row and 12 unbeaten to keep on pace in the title race.

James Peagram struck twice more, taking his tally to 11 in seven matches, and John Bricknell was also on target for Glen Golby’s Blues.

Victory keeps them in third place, two points behind leaders FC Romania, who won 3-0 at Sawbridgeworth, and the two sides are set to meet at Mayesbrook Park on Boxing Day in a mouthwatering clash.

An Ilford players looks to take on his Eton Manor opponent (pic: Ken Mears).An Ilford players looks to take on his Eton Manor opponent (pic: Ken Mears).

Barking: J Willis, Tarbard, Reynolds, S Willis, Rix, O’Brien, Pond, Pearman, Bradbury, John Bricknell, Peagram.

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Ilford 4 Eton Manor 0

Ben Turner, of Ilford, heads the ball away under pressure from an Eton Manor opponent (pic: Ken Mears).Ben Turner, of Ilford, heads the ball away under pressure from an Eton Manor opponent (pic: Ken Mears).

Allan Fenn’s Foxes bounced back from their below-par performance and defeat against Burnham to lord it over Manor at Cricklefield Stadium.

Debutant Wale Odedoyin got his name on the scoresheet, alongside Chris Stevens, Glen Warwick and man of the match Dan Jones to ensure a happy Christmas for the home side.

And Fenn, whose side sit in seventh place, will now be hoping his men can follow it up with success against Wadham Lodge on December 27.

He said: “The boys did me proud with their response after last week’s debacle. Well done lads.”

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Stansted 0 London Bari 3

Bari climbed up to eighth place with a comfortable win at Hargrave Park.

Buoyed by their 5-0 success at Enfield in midweek, the visitors got the better of the Airportmen with another impressive display and return to action in the new year when they take on Clapton in an Old Spotted Dog derby on January 2.

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Tower Hamlets 0 Newham 1

Substitute Charlie Parker was Newham’s matchwinner in their London derby at Mile End Stadium.

Hamlets had won three of their previous four matches, while Newham arrived in east London having taken only one point from their last five matches courtesy of a goalless draw at Southend Manor two weeks ago.

But the visitors gave themselves a big boost ahead of the festive break thanks to Parker’s excellent finish from 20 yards in the 82nd minute which clinched all three points.

Alex Clarke gave a man of the match display for Newham and a club spokesman tweeted: “Great performance and attitude from the lads. All the new signings made a positive impact and brought sharpness and freshness to the squad. Well played to the new signings.”

Newham entertain Eton Manor at Tilbury’s Chadfields on Tuesday in their last match of 2015, while Hamlets return to action at Ilford on January 2.

Tower Hamlets: Bazell, Abalo, Cedras, Martinez (Traore 66), Ndao, Lazoio, Ali, McClean, Ogunoile (Alaga 55), Wasiu, Baffour. Unused subs: Duggas-During, Lukondo, Sumithran.

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