Essex Sunday League Combination Division Two: JK Silvertown triumph over Barking Sunday in final of J.Lizzimore Cup
PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 April 2018
J.Lizzimore Cup final: Barking Sunday 1 JK Silvertown 2
Two goals from Chris Wright helped JK Silvertown triumph in the final of the J.Lizzimore Cup following a 2-1 victory over Barking FC’s Sunday League team.
The final took place at Aveley’s Parkside Stadium and all three goals occurred before half time, which made for a tense finish, but in the end it was the Lyle Park club who lifted silverware.
It was a case of the unknown for both Barking and Silvertown as the two sides were yet to face each other this season with their Essex Sunday League Combination Division Two games postponed due to the bad weather.
With plenty of support for the two sides, somewhat surprisingly a quiet start occurred at Aveley FC.
Eventually openings become more frequent and Silvertown went in front with 25 on the clock when Carl Robson and Wright produced a neat one-two and the latter slotted home to break the deadlock.
Both sides pushed for the next goal after and it went to the Newham-based team when more good work by Robson allowed Wright to go through and the JK hitman finished off coolly to put Ben Short’s team in control.
Barking did respond positively, however, and reduced the deficit before the break to make sure it was 2-1 at half time.
The second period proved to be a tense affair with Jack Muscat keeping Silvertown ahead with a string of saves.
Although Barking were pushing for an equaliser, Short’s men continued to look a threat and could have extended their advantage during the closing stages of the final.
In the end, the missed opportunities for both sides saw Silvertown take home the silverware back to Lyle Park.
Player-manager Short said: “I’m over the moon with the win. It wasn’t our best performance, but we’ve got the victory over a very good and organised Barking team.”
JK Silvertown: Muscat; Jenkins, Ashby, Hassan, Mclean; Conteh, Stevens, Aboucharka, Conteh; Wright, Robson.
Substitutes: Short, Bowers, Boreham, Batterbee, Ferreira.