Good wins for London Bari, Clapton
PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 December 2016
London Bari 2 Redbridge 1; Waltham Forest 1 Clapton 2
London Bari and Clapton were both celebrating after earning Essex Senior League wins at the weekend.
Bari extended their unbeaten run to four matches with victory over in-form Redbridge at the Old Spotted Dog ground, while Tons made it six away wins in a row with success over struggling Waltham Forest.
Motormen opened the scoring in the first half against Bari, who got back on level terms midway through the second half when Richmond Ayoola netted.
And the home side then banked all three points when Ayoola claimed his second goal of the afternoon nine minutes from time.
Bari now face a 10-day break between matches until they visit leaders Barking at Mayesbrook Park on Tuesday December 13.
Bari: Boateng, Abdelaziz, Appiah (Davidson 86), Swolabi, Ayoola, Erhbaor, Kartsabas, Mpalampa, Nicholson, Nishizawa (Botchey 78), Wilcox. Unused subs: Oni, Davis.
*Waltham Forest took the lead after only 11 minutes against Clapton when Jeff Hammond turned his man in the box and fired home.
But the Tons, who had been dominating the early stages, were soon back on terms four minutes later as Nathan Cook converted at the far post following a quick counter-attack.
The visitors took the lead on 20 minutes when a free-kick was flicked to the back post and James Lyndon volleyed home and they went close to a third goal after the restart as they hit a post.
Forest had a great chance to get back on terms when Brian Moses was fouled in the box, but the penalty was saved by Richie Robins.
Clapton his the crossbar late on, but Jon Fowell’s men had done enough in front of a crowd of 159 to secure a fifth win in six outings to stay in fourth place, six points behind leaders Barking.
Tons turn their attention to the league cup on Tuesday as they host Hullbridge Sports.
Clapton: Robins, Ashman, Cook, Domingo-Carrington (Adesina), Ebengo, Egbejale, Joseph (Reed), Lyndon, Nielsen (Sardinha), Rene, Vigo. Unused subs: Gyamfi, Bouho.
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