Sporting Bengal’s winning run brought to a halt
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Essex Senior League: Hullbridge Sports 4 Sporting Bengal United 3
Sporting Bengal United have had their 12 game unbeaten run brought to a halt as they fell to a narrow 4-3 defeat to Essex Senior League leaders Hullbridge Sports.
A hat-trick from Nathan Scarborough and another from Emmanuel Okunja sealed the three points for the Sports despite a fight back from Bengal with goals from Kamarl Duncan, Jay Knight and Steven Carvell at Lower Road.
Scarborough opened the scoring for the hosts as he headed home a cross in the 7th minute of play and Okunja then doubled his side’s lead in the 36th minute as he tucked the ball home.
Sports took a 2-0 lead into the half-time break but Bengal had other plans after the re-start as Carvell whipped a corner in and picked out Duncan who headed into the back of the net to reduce the score line.
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Bengal levelled the score shortly after as Knight tucked the ball into the net after a reverse pass from Zatashi Ali.
Carvell then drilled the ball into the net to give his side a 3-2 lead.
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in the 72nd minute Scarborough nabbed his second of the match to make it 3-3 after a bad run for the Sports in the second-half.
Scarborough then dealt Bengal a further blow as he found the net for his hat-trick seven minutes later to seal the win for his side.
Manager Imrul Gazi tweeted after the match: “Gutted to get nothing from the game today, 12 game unbeaten run comes to an end but not without a fight.
“We’ve come away to the league leaders and had a proper go, so I will take the positives.
“Well done to Hullbridge and Darren Manning - a very good side you’ve got there.”