Saturday 12th March
PITCHING IN ISTHMIAN NORTH
BRENTWOOD TOWN 1 – 0 BARKING
Rob Harvey’s early goal won the points for Brentwood in a closely fought encounter, as result that maintained Blues spot in the play-off places.
Brentwood’s starting line-up included new signing Charlie Kendall from Tilbury in midfield.
The home side nearly went ahead in the sixth minute when Jai Reason’s pass put Andy Freeman in on goal, but his shot hit the crossbar.
Five minutes later Harvey put Brentwood ahead with a precise finish into the corner past Barking goalkeeper Finley Thackway.
After Brentwood had dominated the early stages, the visitors created some chances with Ryan Richefond, who was transferred from Brentwood to Barking on Friday, forcing a good save from home keeper Harry Girling. Girling saved well again from Barney Williams before half time but there were few chances in the second half with neither keeper seriously tested.
Brentwood Town: 1 Harry Girling, 2 James Love, 3 Jake Gould, 4 Josh Gray, 5 Matt Cripps, 6 Jai Reason (Tom Stagg 64'), 7 Rob Harvey (Daniel Ogunleye 83'), 8 Connor Hogan, 9 Tom Richardson, 10 Charlie Kendall (George Craddock 78'), 11 Andrew Freeman.