Sporting Bengal a ‘happy camp’
PUBLISHED: 12:30 25 August 2015
Mile End Stadium manager Anwar Uddin reflects on success against Tower Hamlets and start to the Essex Senior League campaign
Sporting Bengal United boss Anwar Uddin admits he has a happy camp at the moment especially after Saturday’s derby win against Tower Hamlets.
A brace from Yacine Teladjati after Carlos Aoldirve’s opener had been cancelled out at the Mile End Stadium by Omar Rowe earned three points in the Essex Senior League for Bengal.
It was Uddin’s first home encounter of the season and he was thrilled it ended with an opening triumph of the campaign.
He has been impressed with how well his side have began the new year, they remain unbeaten after three matches following one win and two draws.
Uddin said: “We have had six weeks with the players to get across our ideas, but we have some people missing through injury and holidays and our start to the season was always going to be difficult.
“We are still learning ourselves. I thought we would need about a month before we hit top form but I have been really impressed and the main thing about Sporting at the moment is that we have a happy camp and everyone is working hard for each other.
“Players like Yacine and others, yes they have ability but they want to listen and learn as well.
“If you come over to Sporting Bengal you will see we are working them hard too. A lot of people at this level seem to use the attitude of players as a reason for why they aren’t successful, but the boys have been brilliant with me.”
Bengal’s start to the campaign has been a stark contrast to last season where they finished bottom of the division with just 16 points.
They have nearly a third of that total already with just three league fixtures played and although they exited the FA Cup, the future definitely seems bright under Uddin.
He added: “In our first week of the season we played three away games so we had a very difficult start and I think people underestimated us if I am honest.
“I know Sporting Bengal haven’t had too much success in the past, but if we do what we have been doing and perform to our ability I think we will be a match for anybody this season.”
That has proven to be true thus far and it seems like it will continue for Bengal with former Dagenham & Redbridge captain Uddin at the helm.