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Sporting Bengal boss Imrul Gazi disappointed with draw against Enfield

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 November 2017

Sporting Bengal United boss Imrul Gazi (pic: Tim Edwards).

Sporting Bengal United boss Imrul Gazi (pic: Tim Edwards).

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Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi disappointed to only take a point but is looking at the positives from their 2-2 draw against Enfield.

The Mile End-based club were pegged back by their near rivals Enfield and had to settle for a share of the spoils after conceding a late penalty equaliser at the Harlow Arena.

Gazi’s men are now three games unbeaten and sit 12th in the Essex Senior League after having an up-and-down start to the season.

“We’re disappointed to come away without three points but with the poor run we had previous and the squad being so thin, when you think of it mid-week away from home, we would have taken the point before,” he said.

“We were 2-0 up though, so of course it’s disappointing to draw, but pleased we haven’t lose the game and we’re now on a little run.”

An early second-half brace from David Vaughan looked set to be enough to bag his side three points, but the hosts had other ideas and Luke Thomas clawed one back in the 75th minute, before they were awarded a penalty in the 87th minute.

Enfield’s John Bricknell stepped up and fired home from the spot to earn his side a point and Gazi believes it was some of the worst refereeing he has encountered.

“It was some of the worst refereeing I have seen for a long time, not just for us for both teams.

“They were giving away bad decisions at real crucial times, especially when they got it back to 2-1, he then gave a penalty for nothing, my players weren’t even near and everyone would have seen that on the video.”

The boss heaped praise on his striker David Vaughan after he netted a brace to bring his tally up to eight for the season.

“David is one of the success stories at Sporting Bengal, he was playing in the summer league and has been given his chance.

“He is very raw and has lots of pace, he is a working progress, but his goal tally so far speaks for itself.

“Him and Oscar (Mendes) are doing really up top for us.”

Sporting Bengal will now host Hackney Wick at the Mile End Stadium on Saturday.


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