Stanstead 2-2 Sporting Bengals
10 men Bengal came away with a point against Stanstead FC. Stephen Forbes scoring his first goal of the season to give bengal the lead on 15 minutes but debutant Marco Grandi gave away a penalty and was shown straight red card for his tackle. Stanstead equalised on the 30th minute. 1-1 at half time Bengal refused to let Stanstead capitalise on the extra men and were soon rewarded for the positive play when Stephen scored his and bengal's second of the game
Bengal couldn't stop Stanstead getting the equaliser for the second time In the match. Both teams sharing the points but Stanstead seemed the happier out the two sides with the point.
Assistant manager Shofiqur Rahman said, "we played well with 10 men for over a hour and was unlucky to only get a point as we wasted good goal scoring chances"
Barking 2-4 Sporting (Gordon Brassed Cup 1st round)
Bengal back in barking against the team that knocked them out the league cup. Bengal looked determined to avenge the cup defeat they suffered couple of weeks ago and early chances for Sarfraz Pivanno and Michael Beggs. The pair then combined to give Bengal the lead, neat one two tacked away by Sarfraz For his second of the season. Bengal's lead only lasted for a minute a quick free kick found the Bengal team off guard and barking equalised. Bengal restored the lead Javir Rivera playing in Michael Beggs who scored his first of the season. Beggs then turned provider to set up Ashley Johnson to get Bengal's third of the night.
Second half and Bengal found themselves defending the barking attack and gave away a penalty on the hour mark although it was a very soft penalty. 3-2 and sporting started to dictate play in midfield again and Steve Gajour finished off the night in style with his first and bengal's 4th of the game. Manager Mamun chowdhury said, "we needed this win to keep the confidence high in the camp we have been playing some exceptional football just couldn't turn good performances into results and tonight we have done that for the second time In a week against barking, the boys will feel a lot more confident now and with the fa vase game on Saturday it's the perfect way to start that".
Haringey & Waltham Development 2- 2 Sporting Bengal (ESL) - 15th August 2012
Sporting Bengal opened their Essex senior league season with a 2-2 draw with Haringey on wednesday night. Trailing from a goal down sporting found momentum and the midfield took charge it wasn't long before the pressure paid off when Aaron scored form the corner to bring bengals level on the stroke of sunset, goal celebration and a time for most of the players to break their fast.
Bengal came out the stronger out the two teams and midfield pairing of Steve and Javier dominated their territory and fed in Michael Beggs but his effort went over the cross bar. Michael then held up the ball well before playing in Sarfraz who unselfishly squared the ball for Ashley Johnson to give bengal the lead. Bengal couldn.t finish the game off and Were punished for their miss chances when Haringey equalised with only minutes remaining.
Bengal Manager Chowdhury said," it's frustrating for any team to loose a crucial goal so late in the game and have to say its two points dropped. We should have killed the game off when we had the chances but fair play to Haringey who kept the pressure on us right to the end. It's a place we lost last year so 1 point picked up isn't the worse of results. Again today we should signs of how we can dominate play in midfield and supply our attackers"
Cockfosters 3-1 Sporting Bengals (Fa Cup Extra Preliminary Round) - 11th August 2012
Sporting unable to play their home game at mile end stadium due to the faculties been used for the Olympics had to reverse the fixture. Sporting took the lead on 20th minute through their captain Shahed Ahmed who skipped passed two defenders to give Bengal the lead. Bengals new signings Steve Gadjou and Michael Beggs had impressive debuts but Cockfosters equalised on the 35th minute mark from a direct free kick.
Cockfosters took the lead from a Bengal mix up at the back and the misery grew for bengals when Ahmed was sent off for decent. 10 men bengals created good chances Yassir Rashid and Ashley Johnson both unable to convert their good chances.
Bengal had most of the possession in the second half but could not find the equaliser and with minutes or Cockfosters put the tie beyond bengals with their third.
Bengal manager Mamun Chowdhury MBE said " we got off to a flying start and our midfield trio looked very comfortable on the ball but conceding two silly goals and going a goal down was always asking a bit too much from the boys specially considering most of the boys are fasting for over 18 hours. We dominated play in the second half hopefully a sign of a good season ahead"
Sporting 0-3 Enfield league game
29 October 2011.
Bengal lose to League champions and current league leaders Enfield. Going a goal down after giving away a penalty Bengal Struggled to create chances and an organised Enfield side further extended their lead scoring from a Corner. Bengals missed good chances after that to pull a goal back but failed to convert and were punished in injury time when Enfield clinched all three points with their third of the game.
Sporting 4-3 Eton Manor 1st round league cup game.
Sporting conceded early sloppy defending allowed the cross to come in and debutant Abdul Bari's clearance beat his own keeper to give Enfield the lead. Sporting responded with inform Safroz Pivanno but Bengal conceded again before the break to give Manor a 2-1 lead. Second Half and sporting conceded third of the game from another set piece although the manor forward looked off side. Bengal come back started when Dave Taylor's cross was headed in by John Donoughie and with 15 minutes remaining the same duo combined again to give Sporting the equaliser and in injury time Captain Shahed Ahmed's free kick won the game for Sporting and book a place in the next round of the cup. Bengal manager Mamun Chowdhury said, "after the defeat against a really well organised Enfield side on Saturday we needed to bounce back and at 3-1 it was easy for my boys to loose belief but they battled away and the way we were creating the chances I knew we had goals in this game and at 3-3 even if the game went into extra time I felt we would go and win it as we had the momentum at the time and Shahed's free kick won it for us. We fully deserved our win and hope we take this form Into the Saturday's game".