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Clapton leave it late; Bari hit back

PUBLISHED: 11:51 20 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:51 20 November 2016

Fahad Nyanja netted a late winner for Clapton against Enfield (pic Tim Edwards)

Fahad Nyanja netted a late winner for Clapton against Enfield (pic Tim Edwards)

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Enfield 1 Clapton 2

Clapton produced a late, late show to come from behind and claim the Essex Senior League points at Barrows Farm.

The home side took the lead on 16 minutes when a cross from Pleasance was deflected into the path of Sivi Bao, who beat Richie Robins.

But Tons went close to an equaliser just three minutes later when a header hit the outside of a post and it looked like being enough as normal time drew to a close with no change to the scoreline, as Jayden Hocking-Rising had a shot saved by Robins from Ashley Blackwood’s cross.

But home keeper Josh Knight missed a cross and the ball was cut back to substitute James Steers to level.

And Tons then snatched a winner in the second minute of stoppage time when the ball came back off the woodwork and another substitute, Farhad Nyanja, converted the rebound.

Victory lifted Jon Fowell’s side up to sixth place ahead of their home match against Sporting Bengal United at the Old Spotted Dog on Tuesday.

Clapton: Robins, Haighton, Jairette, Egbejale (Cook), Ebengo, Blackwood, Reed (Nyanja), Sardinha (Steers), Domingo-Carrington, Duyile, Ashman. Unused subs: Cook, Rene.

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London Bari 2 Sporting Bengal 2

London Bari came from behind to earn a share of the spoils with bottom club Sporting Bengal at the Old Spotted Dog ground.

Sergio Garcia put the visitors, who had suffered five successive defeats since beating Clapton five weeks earlier, in front and it was 2-0 when a corner from the left was flicked on at the near post and headed in by Mash Shah.

But hopes of a rare win for Imrul Gazi’s men were dashed as Bari hit back with a brace of their own to ensure honours finished even.

With only two points from a possible 15 in recent weeks, Bari return to action with another home match against Waltham Forest on Wednesday.


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