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Match Report: Barnet u18s 4-2 Dorking Wanderers

Two first-half goals for Okem Chime cancelled out Jame Dickson’s penalty for the visitors, before an own goal and a Finlay Titchmarsh strike secured the win for the Young Bees, despite Dickson’s long-range strike to pull one back. 

The Bees had more chances throughout the game and could have had more goals in an entertaining display. 

There were chances for both sides in the opening five minutes as firstly Juan Castillo fired over for the Bees whilst at the other end Ronald Schoengut couldn’t make enough contact when the ball flashed across the box. 

The Bees should have been in front after 10 minutes as Chime powered a header over the crossbar from point-blank range. 

Three minutes later and Chime was involved again as he got on the end of Titchmarsh’s excellent cross, only to see his effort just rise over the bar.

After 21 minutes Chime did have his goal as he headed home after an initial shot was saved by Joshua Barrnett. 

However just a minute later the Bees were pegged back as Dickson fired home from the penalty spot to level proceedings. 

But there was yet another twist in this frantic Youth Cup match as the Bees had a penalty of their own! Chime stepped up and squeezed his penalty past the ‘keeper to restore the Bees advantage. 

Two minutes before the break the George Murphy broke through on goal but fired over from eight yards out as the Bees looked to extend their lead. 

11 minutes into the second half and the Bees had a third goal of the evening as Max Erwood diverted a low cross into his own net. 

Just three minutes later it was four the rampant young Bees as Titchmarsh slotted home to add some gloss to the scoreline on the night. 

It was almost five for Senda’s side as Chime’s faint touch from a low cross was superbly stopped by Barrnett in the Wanderers goal. 

But it was Wanderers who pulled one back through Dickson as he fired a long range effort into the top corner leaving Azaze with no chance.

Murphy could have added a fifth as he raced clear on goal but his effort kissed the outside of the post on it’s way wide of the left hand upright.  

Right at the death, Dorking went down to ten players as Erwood was given his marching orders for two bookings in quick succession. 

Then in injury time, they were reduced to nine players as Aaron Fernandez was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Chime.

The visitors then went down to eight men in the final moments as Membrillera also left the field after receiving two yellow cards.  

The result means Senda’s side progress to the second round of the Youth Cup, where they will face either Southend United or Cambridge United at The Hive London. 

Barnet: Azaze, Fowler (Hercules ’77), Greco, Helcke (Granville ’70), Tompkins, Edwards, Titchmarsh, Bala (Kudrik ’87), Chime, Murphy, Castillo. 

Unused Subs: Callan, Shawwal, Fujah 

Attendance: 207