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JK Silvertown begin new campaign with five-star showing

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 September 2018

The JK Silvertown squad face the camera (pic: JK Silvertown).

The JK Silvertown squad face the camera (pic: JK Silvertown).

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Division One Essex Sunday Combination League: JK Silvertown 5 Uplands Town 3

JK Silvertown edged out Uplands Town in an eight-goal thriller in the Division One Essex Sunday Combination League last weekend at Lyle Park.

The 5-3 victory saw JK start the new campaign on a high after a memorable league and cup double last season.

Both sides were clearly up for the battle, and a lively opening produced an early goal when a Danny Lock free kick from 25-yards opened the scoring for the hosts.

It didn’t take Uplands long to level, but it arrived in bizarre circumstances as a penalty was missed, but it rebounded off a JK player and found the net.

Silvertown had the last laugh of the first 45, however, when Adem Hassan’s free kick from near the halfway line caught out the visiting goalkeeper and gave the home side a 2-1 lead at the break.

Like in the opening period, both teams pushed from the off after the restart, but it was JK who scored the fourth goal of the game when Chris Wright rounded goalkeeper and netted.

Not long after it was 4-1 with Mo Abouchakra making up for his earlier own goal with a lovely run and strike to cap a fine individual display.

To Uplands credit, they fought back admirably and struck twice in quick succession to make it 4-3.

Just as the nerves were beginning to take over, Wright secured the points with a solid header to help JK Silvertown pick up an opening day success with Danny Lock taking the man of the match award.

JK Silvertown: Muscat, J.Conteh, Hesse, Hassan, Abouchakra, Offei, T.Conteh, Lock, Bowers, Wright, Morgan.

Substitutes: Jenkins, Short, Loureiro.

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