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London Bari hope to finish with home comforts

PUBLISHED: 10:30 27 April 2016

London Bari in Essex Senior League action earlier this season at the Old Spotted Dog (pic: Hullbridge Sports FC).

London Bari in Essex Senior League action earlier this season at the Old Spotted Dog (pic: Hullbridge Sports FC).

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Newham resign from Essex Senior League but manager Shamrez Darr did have something to smile about recently

London Bari conclude their Essex Senior League campaign at home to Burnham Ramblers tonight (Wednesday) bringing a hectic schedule for the club to an end.

They were beaten 3-0 at FC Romania last Wednesday and drew 2-2 at Takeley on Saturday despite trailing by two goals midway through the second half.

Adrian Sanchez pulled one back in the 71st minute, though, before Mustapha Sanda found the net six minutes from time to rescue a point.

But Bari lost 2-1 at Greenhouse on Monday and this time it was them that let a lead slip and conceded late on to suffer a defeat.

Castilo Herrera put the east Londoners one up at half time in Coles Park, but they conceded twice in the final 10 minutes to go down 2-1.

Bari will aim to finish their season on a high this evening, however, and know a win will ensure they finish eighth in the table.

Newham’s time in the division came to an end last week and rival clubs joined together to wish them good luck in the future.

Shamrez Darr’s team were beaten 3-1 at home by Eton Manor last Thursday, despite a consolation by Darryl Wilson, and their relegation was subsequently confirmed.

Two days later, Southend Manor defeated them 4-0 at Chadfields and afterwards it was revealed that they would be resigning from the Essex Senior League and joining the Essex Olympian League for next season.

Newham played their final fixture of the campaign on Monday, going down 5-1 at Eton Manor with Charlie Parker hitting a consolation.

Former Clapton assistant Neil Day, now Wadham Lodge number two, said: “Sad to see their struggles this season, but Newham and Shamrez Darr have my total respect for seeing it through whatever happens.”

A spokesperson from Bowers & Pitsea added: “Best of luck in your future endeavours, always enjoyed our games with you. Hope things work out ok.”

Local rivals Sporting Bengal United said: “Gutted to hear about Newham. We have always had a good, healthy rivalry on and off the pitch. Hope to see you guys back soon.”

While it has been a difficult time for the club, manager Darr did have something to smile about recently as he completed the London Marathon on Sunday.

He was running for Children With Cancer UK and you can still donate by clicking on this link.

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