Search

Sporting Bengal boss eyes more success in the league

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 November 2015

Sporting Bengal United manager Anwar Uddin (pic: Tim Edwards).

Sporting Bengal United manager Anwar Uddin (pic: Tim Edwards).

Archant

After cup glory in the FA Vase and Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy, the east Londoners want to improve their position in the division

Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).

Sporting Bengal United manager Anwar Uddin wants his team to improve their position in the Essex Senior League table after earning more FA Vase success.

The Mile End Stadium outfit romped into the second round of the competition with a 6-2 triumph over Southall after Tunde Adewunmi fired a hat-trick.

Next up for the east Londoners is a home clash with Hullbridge Sports this weekend before they travel to face Burnham Ramblers on Tuesday.

Bengal are currently 12th in the table, but have only lost three of their 12 fixtures this season and Uddin believes they should be higher up the standings.

He said: “We’re looking forward to facing Hullbridge and the league table frustrates me to be honest.

Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).

“We have been better than our position shows I think. I feel like we have performed really well in so many matches and not got the points we have always deserved.

“But we do need to remember we are just starting out. I guess you could say we are a little bit ahead of schedule, especially when you consider our success in the Vase.

“The difficult thing now is I am getting managers coming to our games and asking about players. If we can keep our group together we will only get better and better.

“But it is all about the team and not individuals so if we do lose people I have the confidence in others to step up.”

Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).

Bengal have struggled with injuries over the past month, but whenever people have been given a chance they have often impressed.

That has delighted Uddin and he was thrilled with their second-half performance against Southall.

Adewunmi put them 1-0 up at the break before the floodgates opened after the interval.

Abdi Mohamed helped himself to a brace, while Yacine Teladjati was also on target in the triumph.

It was Adewunmi who was the hero, taking home the match ball, but the healthy lead Bengal built up before the end allowed Uddin to give some younger members of his squad more game time.

Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).Action from Sporting Bengal's FA Vase clash against Southall at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).

He added: “For 30 minutes of the second half we were sublime.

“When it went to 5-0 I made some changes and brought a few of our kids on to sample the atmosphere and we conceded two goals.

“That really disappointed me because being a defender I wanted a clean sheet. I also was hoping it would end 5-0 to follow up the 4-0 win we had in the previous round.

“But the bigger picture is giving our young players the experience and that is more important than conceding two consolations.”

Uddin gave some inexperienced squad players more game time in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy on Tuesday as Bengal beat Southend Manor 4-3 on penalties, after a 3-3 draw.

They will now look to improve their position in the league on Saturday, by earning more home success against Hullbridge.


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

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff has backed English Football League chairman Rick Parry’s combative letter to the Government and revealed the toll on players caused by the continued absence of fans from matches.

Wed, 16:00

London Lions have added Great Britain centre Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the start of the domestic season and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

Wed, 15:00

A programme to get more youngsters involved in outdoor sport is being started at Mile End stadium in the search for “the hockey stars of tomorrow”.

Wed, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is feeling optimistic under manager David Moyes.

Wed, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘disappointed’ that his side failed to push on after early lead as they drew 1-1 with Exeter City.

Tue, 20:55

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Exeter City 1

Tue, 14:00

Lukasz Fabianski 7: Huge save to deny Raheem Sterling late on. Went right way and almost stopped Phil Foden’s goal.

Mon, 13:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton knows they’re not the finished article yet but is way more pleased with progress after their 2-0 victory over Stevenage.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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

Latest from the East London Advertiser