Sunday, December 3, 2023

Football: Another defeat for Dockers

Ryman Div One North

Barkingside 3 v 0 Tilbury

TILBURY suffered another defeat to lowly placed Barkingside that also saw Tilbury unable to find the net for the sixth game running. Due to loss of injuries and suspension, Tilbury gave a debut to Bishop Stortford youngster Luke Millbourne.

Barkingside were out of the blocks early and took the lead on four minutes when a ball over the top was not dealt with and Carvell latched on to lob over Marrable.

Midway through the half the home side almost made it two when former Docker Kris Taylor saw his looping header tipped onto the bar by Marrable. Tilbury slowly came into the game as Babalola created some good runs and a good shot at goal, before being brought down in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Piers Wixon’s effort was tamely hit at the keeper. Before the break Blackman had fine effort well saved by Clark after being put through by Babalola. On half time, following persistent misconduct, Ellis was cautioned.

The second started poorly for the Dockers as they lost the services of Babalola due to injury and went further behind seconds later when Poku controlled and beat Marrable low down. Paul Vaughan made changes to a side who seemed to lack the killer punch and unable to create chances. With 15 minutes to go Suchley struck a volley from distance that struck the woodwork. Side confirmed the points with 6 minutes remaining when Francis was brought down in the box by Glasgow and the excellent Matt Gulfer scored into the corner of the net.

After the game Coach Mark Edwards said “A disappointing performance, some players can leave with their heads held high, but others need to take a hard look at themselves”

Tilbury travel again on Tuesday to play Witham Town 7.45pm kick off. The result leaves the Dockers in 18th place.

Tilbury: Marrable, Glasgow, Pooley, Nightingill, S West, Blackman, Folarin (Aldwinckle 56), J West, Wixon (Cook 64), Millbourne, Babalola (Obersteller 46)

Subs unused: Owen


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