Essex Senior League: Tower Hamlets, Sporting Bengal win

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

East London neighbours Sporting Bengal and Tower Hamlets were both celebrating after picking up three league points.

Ade Abayomi of Tower Hamlets (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ade Abayomi of Tower Hamlets (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo) - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Imrul Gazi’s men were buoyed by their 3-1 home win over Enfield on Wednesday, when Codey Cameron netted tiwce and Oscar Mendes converted from the spot, but they left it late to secure their 3-2 win over Waltham Forest.

The match at Wadham Lodge looked like ending all square, until Bengal netted in the fifth minute of injury time and a delighted Gazi tweeted: “Shows how far we’ve come as a squad. This time last year we probably lost that game. Today we win it in the 95th Min #character #grit.”

Meanwhile, Tower Hamlets enjoyed another Friday night success at Mile End Stadium, as they followed up their FA Vase win over Hackney Wick with a 3-1 success over Wadham Lodge.

Mata Julio netted their first goal just before the half-hour mark and Luke With doubled the advantage from the penalty spot before the interval.


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And Wale Odedoyin added the third goal on 65 minutes to make sure of the spoils.

Tower Hamlets are due to visit Woodford Town on Tuesday, while Sporting Bengal host Wadham Lodge.

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Tower Hamlets: McKnight, Earle, Watson, Bunyat, Anthony, Odedoyin, Julio, With, Rowe, Pond. Subs: Ikenwe, Monteiro, Ross.

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