Tower Hamlets boss Ashanike pleased to beat rivals Sporting Bengal
- Credit: Archant
Tower Hamlets managed to steal the bragging rights against their local rivals Sporting Bengal United with a 1-0 victory this weekend.
Kayode Tobun’s first half strike was enough to see off their ground-sharing rivals and pick up three points to remain seventh in the Essex Senior League at Mile End Stadium.
Joint-manager AJ Ashanike revealed it was one of the worst Mile End derbies yet but he was pleased his men stuck to the game plan and came away on top.
“We just managed to get it right again,” he said.
“I was really impressed with the player’s attitudes in the derby.
You may also want to watch:
“We had a game plan and the lads stuck to it and that’s why we won the game.
“Part of that plan was to keep Cody Cameron under wraps and we did exactly that.”
- 1 Tribute to 7th Barts Health Trust worker to die of Covid-19
- 2 The Queen lends her name to Royal London’s emergency Covid wards
- 3 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 4 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 5 'We need laptops for lockdown children to learn from home’ Tower Hamlets mayor urges
- 6 Driver arrested after police 'drugs patrol' stops car in Whitechapel
- 7 Drug and alcohol abuse by Tower Hamlets parents and children soars
- 8 Have you seen this 52-year-old man missing from Ilford?
- 9 Disgraceful management of the pandemic
Ashanike admits Bengal are not as strong as previous seasons and it meant the derby was less entertaining.
“Saturday was one of the least interesting derbies in the last four or five years that I’ve been a part of.
“I don’t feel they’re as strong as they were, they had lots of players missing, but so did we and my players just wanted it way more on the day.”