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Bengal look to build on their eight-game unbeaten month when they take on the Foxes

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 November 2018

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Hoddesdon Town (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Hoddesdon Town (pic Tim Edwards)

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Sporting Bengal United will look to continue their prolific October form as they travel to Ilford to start the new month.

The Mile End-based club will head to Cricklefield Stadium to faces the Foxes on Saturday on the back of going eight games unbeaten last month.

Their most recent victory came on Monday evening when they secured a 3-2 win over local rivals Tower Hamlets to earn the borough bragging rights.

Manager Imrul Gazi tweeted: “An excellent October finishes with a narrow 3-2 derby win against a very good young Tower Hamlets side that never stopped.

“Eight games, six wins and two draws, takes some doing – team Sporting Bengal should be very proud.

“We shall enjoy this moment and we try again on Saturday.”

A brace from Jay Knight and another from Mario Embalo was enough to bag the three points for Bengal despite a late fight back from the hosts Hamlets at Mile End Stadium on Monday.

Knight opened the scoring as he brought down a cross from Embalo and slotted it home early on in the match.

Playmaker Embalo then turned goalscorer as he headed a Steven Carvell corner into the net at the near post to make it 2-0.

Hamlets then clawed one back thanks to Oseman Usifoh before Bengal got another thanks to Knight, who slotted home a ball in from Carvell.

The hosts didn’t give up and netted a second thanks to O’Neal Rowe to reduce the scoreline to 3-2, but it ended up only being a consolation goal.

At the weekend, Bengal had to settle for a share of the spoils with promotion hopefuls Walthamstow as they played out a 1-1 draw.

A goal from captain Kamarl Duncan was cancelled out by a Reece Conway equaliser to give both sides a point.

Duncan flicked on a Carvell free kick past keeper Chris Clark before Conway levelled.

Gazi said: “Mixed emotions about the result but a draw away against a good Walthamstow isn’t bad at all.

“It’s the type of game last season we would have lost – yet again shows progress.

“The lads had to dig in at times in that second half in tricky conditions.”

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