Search

Chowdhury’s Bengal boosted after achieving first win since November

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 March 2015

Sporting Bengal go on the attack against Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)

Sporting Bengal go on the attack against Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)

Archant

Tower Hamlets beaten again and without success since January

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)

Sporting Bengal have appeared to turn the corner in the Essex Senior League, despite losing out to Haringey Borough in midweek.

The title hopefuls beat Mamun Chowdhury’s team 2-1 at Coles Park, but Bengal can take a lot of pride from that performance and their last three matches.

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)

Sporting have picked up four points from a possible nine, but two of those matches were against teams in the top four of the league.

They played out an eight-goal thriller with Waltham Forest last Wednesday to pick up a point in a 4-4 draw and then followed that up with their first victory since November on Saturday.

Sporting Bengal go on the attack against Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)Sporting Bengal go on the attack against Enfield (pic: Tim Edwards)

Bengal showed great character against Forest to continuously come from behind before earning a draw.

The visitors went behind early on, but Nazmul Ahmed equalised with 30 minutes played at Mile End Stadium.

Forest did add to their tally before the break to go in ahead and went 3-1 up just past the hour mark.

But Mohamed Abdisamad started the comeback by rifling into the far corner and he was on hand in the 78th minute to make it 3-3 as he poked in from close range.

Once again the visitors went back in front, but Bengal were not to be denied and Abdisamad headed home in the fourth minute of stoppage time to complete his hat-trick and earn Chowdhury’s team a valuable point.

That point greatly boosted Bengal and they followed it up with a 2-0 success against Enfield at the weekend.

Javier Riveria gave the home side the perfect start by putting them ahead after six minutes.

Juan Toro doubled the lead a minute before the break and that was how it stayed to give Bengal a much-needed victory.

Despite defeat to Haringey they are set to welcome London Bari to Mile End Stadium on Saturday and will be hopeful of earning another win.

Bengal visit Ilford on Wednesday confident of getting a first point on the road since October.

Tower Hamlets were frustrated by the weather this week as their game at Bari last weekend was called off due to a waterlogged Old Spotted Dog pitch.

They hosted Takeley last night (Wednesday) but fell to a 2-1 defeat and they will hope the rain holds off on Saturday as they are set to play at the Dog again as they face Clapton.

Without a win since January, Tower Hamlets will seek success over the next seven days.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 19:31

Zak Crawley stepped up with the highest score of his short Test career as England established a hard-fought lead in the first Test but a late surge from the West Indies bowlers left the tourists sensing a day five victory at the Ageas Bowl.

Yesterday, 17:00

West Ham United boss David Moyes says they can use previous relegation battle experiences to drive them on ahead of clash with Norwich City.

Yesterday, 15:39

West Ham’s Michail Antonio put his impressive goalscoring down to manager David Moyes, following a morale-boosting 4-0 win at Premier League basement boys Norwich.

Yesterday, 14:46

Michail Antonio netted all four goals as West Ham moved six points clear of the relegation zone and sent Norwich back to the Championship.

Yesterday, 12:00

Golf, like most sports, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

Yesterday, 09:30

West Ham United manager David Moyes insists midfielder Mark Noble will be always play a vital part despite losing his place after picking up a hamstring injury.

Yesterday, 09:00

With more grassroots sport now getting the green light to return to action, we take a look back at some of the recent happenings at the elite level.

Yesterday, 07:00

West Ham United manager David Moyes says his players know exactly what is at stake as they head into a vital clash against fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich City.

PROMOTED CONTENT

People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser