Sporting slump; Hamlets happier

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 November 2015

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

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


Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal 1 Hullbridge 3

Sporting Bengal’s FA Vase heroes were brought back down to earth by Hullbridge at Mile End Stadium.

Having hit Southall for six a week earlier, to book their place in the second round of the Vase and another home tie with Sleaford, Anwar Uddin’s men put a four-match league unbeaten run on the line.

Bengal took the lead after 14 minutes through Abdi Samad, but the visitors were back on terms just four minutes later through Jimmy Cox.

And Cox struck against 10 minutes before half time, after a great ball in from Charlie Gerada, to put Hullbridge 2-1 up at half time.

The hosts dominated possession, but Hullbridge keeper Rory Clark held firm as his side soaked up the pressure.

Substitute Luke Hornsley made it 3-1 just before the hour mark and Bengal missed a gilt-edged chance to hit back soon after.

Harry Skinner went close to a fourth for Hullbridge late on, but the visitors had done enough to bank the points.

Uddin tweeted: “Disappointing @SportingBengal performance, we were well beaten, the only positive was that it’s another opportunity to learn #GoAgain.”

Bengal will look to bounce back when they visit Burnham’s Leslie Field on Tuesday.


Stansted 0 Tower Hamlets 1

Sunday Wasiu’s second-half goal was enough for Hamlets to come home with the points.

Held to a 0-0 by Takeley at Mile End Stadium in midweek, Hamlets headed up the M11 to Hargrave Park with the pitch ruled fit for play despite heavy rain.

Randell Williams was booked in the first half, but Wasiu made the breakthrough on 62 minutes and it proved decisive.

Issouf Traore had his name taken by the referee soon after, but Hamlets held on for only their second win in eight matches and three much-needed points.

Tower Hamlets: Stinca, Abalo, Cedras, Lazoio, Ndao, Traore (Agala 69), Williams (Lukondo 69), McLean, Bello, Wasiu, Miller. Unused sub: Keita.

Clapton’s trip to Bowers was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at the Len Salmon Stadium, while Newham were also left frustrated as their match at FC Romania suffered a similar fate.

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.

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.


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


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser