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Clinical Woodford bounce back with victory at Bengal

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 September 2018

A Woodford Town player loses the battle for a header (pic: Tim Edwards).

A Woodford Town player loses the battle for a header (pic: Tim Edwards).

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Neil Day talked up the effort of his Woods players after they won for the first time since August 7

Woodford Town returned to form with a superb 4-0 win at Sporting Bengal United last night (Wednesday) in the Essex Senior League.

Two goals in each half handed the away side a comprehensive victory at the Mile End Stadium in front of 38 spectators.

Dee Safer’s men entered the game having endured a poor run of results recently, but delighted their vocal fans with a clinical display in front of goal.

The Woods manager might have feared the worse when some early chances fell to Bengal, but Imrul Gazi’s side failed to take them and were punished.

Woodford took the lead thanks to a calm finish by Dejaune Taylor-Crossdale in the 18th minute before impressive teenager Ethan Kessel increased the advantage with a swiftly struck low finish just past the half an hour mark.

The rejuvenated visitors continued on the front foot after the break and a super strike from powerful centre back Jack Grosvenor gave the Harlow-based outfit daylight.

Even better was to come in stoppage time, however, as Ola Ogunwamide, who is on dual-registration forms at Town with Bostik North side Barking, converted a penalty after winning the spot-kick with a trademark 50-yard dash.

Woods assistant manager Neil Day said: “There weren’t a lot to say before the game that hadn’t been said after recent disappointments.

“But we emphasised it was a must-win game for us, which we could control by our quality rather than lady luck, refereeing decisions or any other factors which have gone against us recently.

“To be fair to the boys, they put in a great shift and our fans were fantastic so all in all a very satisfying night.”

Bengal boss Gazi added: “Simply put – we lost to a better team. Well done Woodford Town. Clearing the away dressing room is one of the reasons why I have got so much time for everyone at the club and made my comments in the programme.

“It is always good to see you gents and I hope we can give a better account of ourselves next time.”

Woodford are back in action tomorrow (Friday) away to Redbridge, while Bengal visit Stansted on Saturday.

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