Tower Hamlets leave Barking with blues

PUBLISHED: 08:47 11 March 2014 | UPDATED: 08:47 11 March 2014

Ajibola Olatunboson of Tower Hamlets (pic: George Phillipou/TGS)

Ajibola Olatunboson of Tower Hamlets (pic: George Phillipou/TGS)

George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Essex Senior League: Tower Hamlets 3 Barking 0

Barking boss Mick O'Shea. Pic by Terry GilbertBarking boss Mick O'Shea. Pic by Terry Gilbert

Tower Hamlets kept their title push on track while sending inconsistent Barking to defeat at Mile End Stadium last night.

Hamlets, held to a goalless draw by east London rivals Clapton in front of a crowd of 195 on Saturday, took the lead in the 21st minute through Joe Killingback.

And the home side quickly doubled their advantage as Luke With netted four minutes later.

Barking, beaten 2-1 at home by Sporting Bengal at the weekend after a 4-0 win over high-flying Enfield last midweek, could not find a response and conceded a third goal four minutes from time as Kane Wilson struck.

Victory took Hamlets to within three points of leaders Great Wakering, with a game in hand.

They could pull level at the top with victory at Greenhouse tomorrow, but have an inferior goal difference to Great Wakering.

Barking, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from their double derby defeat when they visit basement boys London Bari at the Old Spotted Dog on Thursday.

But manager Mick O’Shea will not let his players go into that fixture in a complacent frame of mind as improving Bari have taken four points from their last two matches.

Hamlets: Hatton, Ling, Gillard, Willis, Taylor, Brown, Killingback, Demetriou, Morgan, Hickford, With. Subs: Edwards, Brown, Abdisamad, Wilson.

Barking: Martinsen-Hickman, Baker, Barlow, Rix, McLeavy, O’Shea, Ola, O’Brien, Bush, Butler, Foster. Subs: Creed, Owusu, Staunton, Horvath.

*Clapton are due to welcome Basildon to the Old Spotted Dog tonight, while London APSA visit Enfield.

Sporting Bengal play host to Eton Manor tomorrow as the fixtures start to come thick and fast for all clubs, following a raft of postponements during the extremely wet winter months.

Latest East London Sports News

London Lions claimed a 91-86 win at Sheffield Sharks to complete a BBL double over the Steel City side.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was angry with the lack of compete shown by his squad as they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Port Vale.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Alisha Lehmann's late double saw West Ham United complete a dramatic comeback against Brighton & Hove Albion to win in the Barclays FA Women's Super League.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Clapton claimed a second successive league win to complete a quickfire double over St Margaretsbury on Saturday.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Hammers grabbed the lead through Diop but were quickly pegged back

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Leyton Orient slipped to another narrow loss on their travels on Saturday.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

London Lions remain top of the BBL table after scoring a huge 38 points in the first quarter en-route to beating Surrey Scorchers.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Leyton Orient has announced the signing of midfielder Ousseynou Cisse from League One outfit Gillingham on loan until the end of the season.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists