Islington & Camden beat Barnet to claim second successive win
PUBLISHED: 15:55 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:55 11 March 2015
Midfielder Ben Julian scored his first goal for Islington & Camden Under-12s and set up another as they blitzed Barnet 4-2 for their second successive victory.
The I&C boys overwhelmed their visitors with two goals in the first three minutes and ran out comfortable winners, despite a fightback from Barnet in the second half.
Sol Scheinmann’s through ball sent Mark Stephenson clear to slot home the opening goal and Julian made it 2-0 almost immediately, directing a classy header into the net from Connor O’Malley’s corner.
Islington & Camden extended their lead further on 20 minutes as Julian played a ball in for Stephenson, who netted the rebound after his initial effort had been saved.
Barnet replied to make it 3-1 as their hosts began to tire after the break, but I&C restored their three-goal advantage, with Joe Bentham crossing for Tyrice Litchmore to sidefoot in his first district goal.
The visitors pulled another goal back late on with a free-kick that eluded everyone and bounced in at the far post, but it was not enough to deny Islington & Camden the victory.
“We came out of the blocks so well and Ben was outstanding,” said I&C manager Jim de Garis. “His general play was very good and his header was lovely.”
Roman Williams was man of the match for Islington & Camden Under-13s as he held their threadbare defence together against Barnet.
I&C were hit by early injuries to centre-backs Tyrone Willis Alvarez and Kamal Bannerman-Thompson, but William’s resolute efforts forced Barnet to work for their 5-2 win.
Trailing 3-0 at half-time, I&C fought back when Binyam Mesfin (Regent High) netted a penalty following a foul on Nana Aggrey-Adams and Zane Nicholas (Haverstock) also found the net before the home side added two more goals to seal victory.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.