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UEL claim a cup upset

PUBLISHED: 18:00 27 November 2014

UEL enjoyed more success on the football field

UEL enjoyed more success on the football field

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Football squad knock out rivals

The University of East London’s second-string football team put their disappointing league form behind them to record a 3-1 victory against Greenwich.

The game proved a fiery encounter as both sides looked to gain the upper hand, with UEL coming from behind to punish a poor Greenwich performance.

UEL fell behind after just five minutes, but equalised just a minute later as Michael Ogboin latched onto a short free-kick and finished well.

The rest of the first half remained fairly even as both teams tried to gain an advantage in midfield advantage, with UEL keeper Dan Robinson denying Greenwich with some fine saves.

The second half started with UEL on the front foot and Joshua Adjei saw a shot saved by the Greenwich keeper.

UEL soon took a deserved lead when Simon Amooba latched onto a Luqman Adesina pass, accelerated passed the Greenwich full-back from halfway and finished excellently into the top left of the net.

And UEL made sure of victory with their third goal as Mohamed Sheiknor finished off a sweeping move by rolling the ball past the Greenwich keeper.

The red mist seemed to descend after that, with challenges flying in and a few yellow cards shown as the referee tried to regain order.

And UEL are hoping their success in the cup will give them some momentum as they return to league action looking to avoid a relegation scrap, having lost their first four fixtures this season.


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