Dockers lose to Barkingside

Thurrock Gazette: Dockers boss Paul Vaughan Dockers boss Paul Vaughan

Barkingside 3

Tilbury 0

RYMAN ONE NORTH: TILBURY suffered a defeat to lowly Barkingside.

The defeat saw Paul Vaughan’s Dockers unable to find the net for the sixth game running. Injury and suspension ravaged Tilbury gave a debut to Bishop Stortford youngster Luke Millbourne, writes Anthony Mercer. 

Barkingside took the lead after just four minutes when a high ball found Carvell who lobbed over Marrable. Midway through the half the home side almost made it two when former Docker Kris Taylor almost beat the Tilbury guardian.

Tilbury slowly came into the game as Francis Babalola created some good runs and produced a great shot at goal. 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 half started poorly for Dockers as they lost Babalola due to injury and went further behind seconds later when Poku controlled and beat keeper Marrable low down.

Paul Vaughan made changes to a side which struggled to create chances or find the killer touch. With 15 minutes to go, Suchley struck a volley from distance that struck the woodwork.

Barkingside confirmed the points with six minutes remaining when Francis was brought down in the box and the excellent Matt Gulfer scored into the corner of the net.

After the game coach Mark Edwards said: “It was a disappointing performance. Some players can leave with there heads held high – but others need to take a hard look at themselves.”

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