Match Report: Barkingside 1 – 1 Basildon Utd (ESL)

Essex Senior League

Venue: Cricklefield

Attendance: 63

Date: Monday 13th March 2017 7.45pm KO

Barkingside : Light Blue Shirts, Dark Blue Shorts, Light Blue Socks

 Basildon Utd : Green & White Striped Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks

Both sides before KO (Side v Basildon U - ESL 13.3.17)
Both sides shaking hands just before KO.

Scott W reporting (Follow me on Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a fairly serene evening at Cricklefield, Barkingside took on Basildon Utd in an Essex Senior League encounter, with both sides gunning for a top-ten finish.

The hosts started the match fairly well, with on-loan forward Jakub Berkowicz shooting wide after being played in by winger Kai Heather. Fellow forward Luke With managed to get past visiting ‘keeper David Leader in another attack though couldn’t turn the ball home.

Basildon improved after the quarter-hour and made the hosts pay for missing those early chances as a initial effort by forward Malaki Toussaint hit the bar before Jack Adlington headed the rebound in from close range. Adlington could have made it two just past the half-hour after a lovely through-ball but couldn’t finish. As half-time approached, Basildon captain John-Joe Slater had an effort blocked on the goal-line as ‘Side looked to keep it tight going into the break. Just before the break, a good ball from George Ademilyu nearly found Berkowicz though the ball just trickled out of reach for the young forward.

Half-Time: Barkingside 0 – 1 Basildon Utd

Five minutes into the second half, Barkingside were awarded a penalty for a foul. Luke With stepped up and unfortunately skewed the ball well wide of the left-hand post. Just past the hour mark, ‘Side were awarded another penalty as visiting defender George Whitby was adjudged to have handled in the box and promptly got his second booking. With once again stepped up to take it, though this time, it crashed in with a little assistance from the upright.

With the visitors reduced to ten men, the home side went for the win, and Heather had a good strike on goal deflected for a corner mid-way through the half.  ‘Side had further chances to take the lead though Marvin Birch, Berkowicz and substitute Jason Fontaine couldn’t hit the target.

Basildon were still a bit tricky on the counter-attack though as pacy forward Ayoola Odedoyin made a couple of good runs down the flanks after coming off the bench.

Overall, a bit of a battle though the Bees will be the happier of the two sides I would imagine, given that Barkingside had enough chances to score three or four this evening. Barkingside are in 11th place in the ESL table, a point behind Basildon in 10th spot.

Full-Time:  Barkingside 1 – 1 Basildon Utd

With (pen) 62’                             Adlington 17’



Manager: Gus Gulfer

Basildon Utd

 Manager: Aaron Bloxham

1  Tyler McCarthy  (GK) 13  David Leader (GK)
2  George Ademilyu 2  Jim Paterson
3  Liam Clifton 3  Yaw Danso
4  Scott Mitchell 4  Lee Delf
5  Sam Edwards 5  George Whitby
6  Jason Ajoodha    (Subbed 80’) 16 Jack Adlington
7  Kai Heather 7  Joe Skeels    (Subbed 74’)
8  Marvin Birch 8  John-Joe Slater (C)
9  Luke With 9  Malaki Toussaint
10  David Laird (C)    (Subbed 41’) 20  Reece Tranter
11  Jakub Berkowicz 11  Jamie Brown


12  Fionn Glancy 15 Taylor Sinfield
14  Ibrahim Conteh     (On 41’) 19 Ayoola Odedoyin   (On 74’)
15  Danny Blake **  Tyler Jalland
16  Paul Wright
17  Jason Fontaine   (On 80’)
Booked: Ademilyu Sent Off: Whitby
Referee: Peter Wilson
Assistant Referees: Martin Quinn

Cliff Everitt


Author: survivor16b

I'm a Mental Health survivor (been surviving for years) & campaigner. I also like Music & Sport. This blog is centred on all things Non-League Football, mainly Match Reports of matches I've seen (mainly Essex Senior League (ESL) but also other Leagues) though it also houses the regular round-up's of the ESL action plus the Essex Olympian League divisions regularly. It also has the odd post about the scary world that we're all in, talking from a Mental Health perspective. Thank you for reading.

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