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Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal United 1 Hoddesdon Town 1

PUBLISHED: 21:57 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:57 13 October 2018

Sporting Bengal boss Imrul Gazi (pic Tim Edwards)

Sporting Bengal boss Imrul Gazi (pic Tim Edwards)

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Sporting Bengal extended their unbeaten run to four games after being held to a draw by fifth-placed Hoddesdon Town.

With a game of very few chances, Hoddesdon striker Courtney Clay’s long-range strike from the halfway line looked set to prove the difference as he lobbed Ibrahim Ugradar just before half time.

However, Sporting Bengal dominated the second half and pushed for an equaliser and were rewarded through striker Steven Carvel.

A quick move starting from Bengal’s goalkeeper saw the ball played forward to substitute winger Jason N-W-Ngandu, who played a diagonal cross to Carvel who cleverly lofted the ball over intimidating goalkeeper Aaron Bull to make things level.

Sporting Bengal went into the match in fine form, but couldn’t find a way through a resilient Hoddesdon defence.

Both teams struggled to break through in the first 20 minutes, with the first chance of the game coming from Sporting Bengal midfielder Charles Gregory, who shot from the edge of the box but blazed over.

But Hoddesdon Town grew into the first half as the better team after winger Cyrus Babaie’s cross was headed wide by midfielder Charlie Jones.

The only yellow card of the game went to Bengal midfielder Chris Greenslade after a strong 50/50 challenge with Hoddesdon’s Mulik Rickman.

Sporting Bengal created their best chance of the first half in the 34th minute when defender Declan Nche’s header bounced just past the post after a floated corner by Gregory.

After falling behind to Clay’s strike, Imrul Gazi’s men searched for an equaliser and could have had one when full back Robik Choudary’s corner was met by a leaping header from captain Kamral Duncan, but the ball went over the crossbar.

After Carvel got the hosts back on level terms, they continued to press for a winner and nearly got one five minutes from time when a long throw in from David Vaughan was cleared to the feet of Ashaan Siddik, but his low driven shot was blocked off the line by Hoddesdon defender Aiden Critchley to keep the scores level.

Sporting Bengal: Ugradar, Choudary, Nche, Adeji, Duncan, Greenslade, Gregory, Siddik, Cameron, Carvel, Vaughan. Subs: N-W-Ngandu, Redwood, Ryan-McCall, Laurence, Ameer.


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