Search

Sporting Bengal United boss Gazi disappointed with Mile End derby defeat

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 December 2017

Tower Hamlets in action against Sporting Bengal United (Pic: Tim Edwards)

Tower Hamlets in action against Sporting Bengal United (Pic: Tim Edwards)

Archant

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi disappointed to suffer defeat in local derby against Tower Hamlets.

Kayode Tobun’s first half strike was enough to steal the three points in the Mile End derby on the weekend.

Bengal now sit 11th in the Essex Senior League despite picking up no points and Gazi believes it was a good effort considering they were depleted.

They went into the match without key figures included top goal scorer Oscar Mendes, midfielder Steven Carvell and their captain Kamrul Uddin.

“I’m gutted to be honest with you, it was a bit of a nightmare, as I had two or three of my key players out for the match.

“I was missing my captain Kamrul Uddin and Steven Carvell my midfielder who both have been key for us all season and a vital part of us getting results.

“Then I had a few drop outs last minute as well, with people sick or other commitments, so we had six new faces in from the match before against Hackney Wick.

“Oscar Mendes wasn’t there on Saturday as he had some family problems and we really struggled without him.”

Gazi expected a tough task and admits bringing in a handful of inexperienced players was a gamble but one that nearly paid off.

“It was always going to be tough, especially as when I bring players in they tend to be less experienced and we had four debutants on Saturday, but I think it was a really tight game and they done well,” he said.

“I think they only had one attempt on goal and it’s gone in.

“We had some real good chance towards the back end of the second-half and three or four clear chances where we have no hit the target.

“I’m disappointed to have lost the derby, but on the plus, it was good to know even with so many changes we still managed to give a good account of ourselves.

“I’m disappointed not to take anything as I felt we deserved at least a point.”

The boss revealed the points are where it counts and is sure their rivals are delighted.

“They were missing faces as well, so good luck to them and at the end of the day a win is a win and they’ll be chuffed with that,” Gazi said.

“It’s the three points that are most important, they got them and we have to move on now.”

Latest East London Sports News

21 minutes ago

London Pulse welcome reigning Vitality Super League champions Wasps to the Copper Box Arena this weekend.

10:00

Lucky students from Tower Hamlets were graced by legends for a once-in-a-lifetime coaching experience just hours before the NBL London game at the O2 Arena.

Yesterday, 18:00

Jeff Green believes Washington Wizards can kickstart their season and reach the play-offs following their stunning last gasp 101-100 NBA London Game 2019 victory over Eastern Conference rivals New York Knicks at The O2, North Greenwich last Thursday.

Yesterday, 13:00

Winning a title was never going to be easy and O’s have hit a bump in the road, but they have enough quality to get over it

Yesterday, 10:00

East London’s women had plenty to cheer with seven wins and a draw from nine matches played.

Tue, 17:00

There are now more ways than ever to listen to the East London Football Podcast

Tue, 15:00

Wapping’s women ran out 4-2 winners over Canterbury seconds in their latest East League Premier outing.

Tue, 13:00

The former Dagenham & Redbridge manager was delighted with Ebbsfleet’s number one

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

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

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists