Tower Hamlets delighted with victory against rivals Sporting Bengal

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Tower Hamlets (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Tower Hamlets (pic Tim Edwards) - Credit: Archant

Tower Hamlets joint-manager AJ Ashinike delighted his side managed to pick up their first win of the season against rivals Sporting Bengal United.

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Tower Hamlets (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from Sporting Bengal's clash with Tower Hamlets (pic Tim Edwards) - Credit: Archant

Curtis Pond scored a late winner for Ashinike’s men to seal a 3-2 victory at Mile End Stadium on Saturday.

“We’re delighted to get the first three points of the season, especially as it was in a local derby because that makes it even better,” he said.

“On the day I didn’t think we played 100 per cent and we didn’t play the way I’d expect us to, but we still got the job done and that’s the main thing.”

It was Sporting Bengal who took the lead, with Anthony Murray Bruce hitting the target in the fifthtenth minute.


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Hamlets Frankie Sinclair equalised just before the break and then Kane Wilson put

Tower Hamlets in the lead in the fifty fifth minute.

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Bengal’s Freddy Tendon then equalised before Curtis Pond scored a late winner to win it for Tower Hamlets and Ashinike admits production is not a worry for his side.

“In pre-season we scored a lot of goals and although our strikers are finding it hard to find the back of the net, everyone else is chipping in and scoring.”

Ashinike also believes his side could have been better at the back as they conceded two goals against Sporting Bengal.

“We conceded two silly goals, the first one I think the back four should have done better,” Ashinike admitted.

“They should be dealing with it at this level as it was just a ball over the top.

“The second one was an error from Lee (McKnight), but he has saved us a lot in previous games and we can forgive that one.”

Tower Hamlets will host Waltham Forest at Mile End Stadium (7.45pm kick-off) on Wednesday.

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