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

Match Report: Ilford 3 – 0 Basildon Utd (ESL)

Essex Senior League

Venue: Cricklefield Stadium

Attendance: 47

Date: Wednesday 21st December 2016 7.45pm

Ilford: Blue & White Hooped Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

 Basildon Utd: Black & Amber Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, Amber Socks

Ilford & Basildon players shake hands before KO

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

On a fairly chilly evening at Cricklefield, Ilford took on mid-table Basildon Utd on the last evening of ESL action in 2016. It was also a ‘battle of the Odedoyin brothers’, Wale for Ilford coming up against his brother Ayoola. The visitors were also missing their top-scorer Nathan Dewberry.

The match had a low-key first half hour or so with relatively few chances, as both sides attempted to settle into a rhythm. Ilford had the better of the possession though couldn’t quite find that incisive final ball though they were well-organised, attempting to play out from their strong back-four.

Basildon, to their credit were not flustered either as wingers Jamie Brown & Ayoola Odedoyin together with forward Reece Tranter led their side’s forward play with pace, occasional trickery & running.

The match suddenly fizzed into life as Ilford’s Joe Killingback smashed a sweetly-struck 25-yarder into the net, past the despairing dive of visiting ‘keeper Jonathan Eckett to open the scoring eight minutes from half-time.  It was a cracker and Killingback was rightly delighted.

Half-Time: Ilford 1 – 0 Basildon Utd

The second half began with a bit more tempo, Ilford forward Sipho Mytanda striking a decent free-kick just over the bar from a decent position. Just on the hour mark, Basildon responded in possession terms as Tranter was denied by the impressive full-back Toib Adeyemi for a corner. Shortly after that, Ayoola Odedoyin headed over the bar from another corner.

This geed the Foxes up as Wale Odedoyin made a great run down the right wing, though couldn’t put an effort on target. Ilford certainly had willing runners in W Odedoyin, Luke Thomas, Killngback & forward Ryan Ramsey though still couldn’t quite make the most of their overall possession.

That was until the later stages, shortly after coming off the bench, good hold-up play by Carl Mullings, gave fellow sub Eden Nelson an opening, though he blazed his strike over the bar. The home side didn’t have to wait much longer though as a good counter saw ‘keeper Eckett come rushing out, Nelson kept his composure and slotted the ball home into the empty net.

Only a couple of minutes later, Ilford made the points safe as Basildon full-back Jim Paterson brought down Ilford winger Luke Thomas in the box, and Killingback converted the resulting penalty into the left corner.

Full-Time: Ilford 3 – 0 Basildon Utd

Killingback 37’, 86 (pen)

Nelson 84’

Ilford will be happy with their second win this week, though what they’ll be seeking is consistency now. I saw enough tonight that if they keep a settled squad then they could rise up the table. Basildon will be disappointed that they couldn’t quite get more of a foot-hold in the match though they showed they will create chances, particularly against defences less well-drilled than their opponents this evening. Ilford finish 2016 in 13th place, only nine points off the top six. Basildon are 10th spot, ten points off the top four.

I’d like to wish all Non-League Football fans & readers of this blog a very Merry Christmas & a very happy 2017.  




Manager: Allan Fenn

Basildon Utd


Manager: Aaron Bloxham

1  Adam Seal (GK) 13  Jonathan Eckett (GK)
2  Toib Adeyemi 2  Jim Paterson
3  Liam Whipps 17  Joe Gilbert
4  Leon Rolle (C) 4  Lee Delf
5  Ajay Ashnike 5  Tyler Jalland
6  Luke McLeavy 19  Ayoola Odedoyin   (Subbed 81’)
7  Luke Thomas 7  Joe Skeels
8  Joe Killingback 8  John-Joe Slater (C)
9  Ryan Ramsay  (Subbed 78’) 20  Reece Tranter
10  Sipho Mytanda  (Subbed 78’) 10  Suleyman Zuhdu
11  Wale Odedoyin 11  Jamie Brown  (Subbed 46’)
12  Carl Mullings (On 78’) 6  Lee Scott     (On 81’)
14  Justas Paliulis 21  Paul Shave
15  Andy Edmunds 3  Churchill Chiatitor
16  Eden Nelson (On 78’) 16  Alf Lindfield     (On 46’)
17 Jean-Tarach Bavangila
Booked: Killingback, Ramsay, Whipps Booked: Paterson
Referee: Tom Fell
Assistant Referees: Jamie Wood

Alan Steward