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United gear up for leaders

PUBLISHED: 07:16 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

BETHNAL GREEN UNITED warmed up for a decisive encounter with Middlesex County League leaders Park View by cruising to an eighth straight win

BETHNAL GREEN UNITED warmed up for a decisive encounter with Middlesex County League leaders Park View on Saturday by cruising to an eighth straight win last weekend.

United produced a dominant display to overcome Marsh Rangers at the Hillingdon Athletics Stadium as goals from Tony Field, Danny Sabroche and Kadir Jama secured a deserved triumph for the Premier Division title hopefuls.

Bethnal Green currently trail Park View by eight points, having lost just one of their past 12 matches - a 2-1 reverse by the table toppers in September.

Now United boss Justin Gardner believes his side are ready to stretch their winning run against the leaders and give their own championship hopes a significant boost.

He said: "We've got a big test against Park View, but if we play to our best we can beat them.

"My only complaint is that we're hammering teams but not making it count in the final score. If we can be more ruthless, we're going to tear someone to shreds."

Despite allowing Rangers to equalise on the stroke of half-time through Allan Crosby's header, United's winning streak was never in danger in Hillingdon.

In a blistering start to the encounter, Jama and Alfred Kamara both had chances to open the scoring before Tony Field headed home Jama's cross after 12 minutes to put United in front.

With Leon Ryan in commanding form in midfield, Bethnal Green continued to create chances and Sabroche spurned a glorious chance to increase the lead before Rangers levelled with their first opportunity of note.

Sabroche atoned for his error within minutes of the restart, outjumping two defenders to net a rare headed goal, before Jama settled the outcome after an hour.

Following a short corner routine with Ryan, the United playmaker opted to shoot from a narrow angle and his blistering shot crashed into the top corner of the net.

Marlon Boateng, who made his United debut as a substitute, almost capped his first appearance with a goal, but shot wide when clean through.

And Shane Drew also spurned two golden opportunities late on, twice streaking clear of the defence but failing to hit the target.

Bethnal Green United face Park View at Mile End Stadium on Saturday (2pm). Please see www.bethnalgreenunitedfc.co.uk for details.


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