Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal win and Ilford fall short

Sporting Bengal United face the camera on the opening day of the Essex Senior League season at Takel

Sporting Bengal United face the camera on the opening day of the Essex Senior League season at Takeley (pic: Sadiq Ahmed). - Credit: Archant

Eaia Embalo inspired Sporting Bengal to a 4-2 win against Sawbridgeworth Town as he scored four at the Mile End Stadium last night.

The visitors took a 1-0 lead, but it didn’t last long as Bengal soon equalised and went in at half-time even, before extending the score to a 3-1.

Sawbridgeworth nabbed one back to make it 3-2, but it was Embalo who put the nail in the coffin to seal his side’s third victory of the season.

Fellow Essex Senior League outfit Ilford fell short and suffered a close 2-1 defeat to league favourites FC Romania.

The Foxes took an early lead through Khadean Campbell who slotted home a header off a corner in the early stages of the game.


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FC Romania equalised as they converted with a penalty and eventually went on to nick the winner.

Sporting Bengal: Cameron, Choudhury, Choudhury, Embalo, Kobia, Mendes, Murray-Bruce, Salih, Siddik, Tandon, Tarwali

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Subs: Miah, Sabino and Udi Ba.

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