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Bari boss wants Mile End double

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 April 2016

Action from the derby clash between Sporting Bengal and London Bari (pic: Tim Edwards)

Action from the derby clash between Sporting Bengal and London Bari (pic: Tim Edwards)

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After beating Sporting Bengal 1-0 on Saturday, Old Spotted Dog outfit visit Tower Hamlets tonight

London Bari manager Chris Davis is keen for his team to complete a Mile End double tonight in the Essex Senior League.

The Old Spotted Dog outfit defeated Sporting Bengal United 1-0 on Saturday with substitute Benjamin Oni scoring the only goal of the game.

Bari travel to the Mile End Stadium again tonight looking to keep up their aims of a top six finish when they face Tower Hamlets.

“We are back at Mile End this evening and it will be another hard game. I think Tower Hamlets are more organised than Sporting Bengal,” said Davis.

“It is another 90 minutes and it can go either way. The way we’ve been playing we want to take all three points and definitely can. We will go there with the aim of getting another win.”

The Bari boss told his players on Saturday that a draw wasn’t good enough against Sporting Bengal.

With Ilford and Wadham Lodge going on to lose at the weekend, their one-goal win helped reduce the gap between themselves and their rivals.

Bari are ninth in the table but only three points off sixth and with games in hand over Clapton, Lodge and the Foxes. They are also five matches unbeaten now following the victory at Mile End Stadium last Saturday.

Davis added: “We really had to fight to get the win and at half time I said ‘a draw isn’t good enough for us if we want to reach our target.’

“We still want to finish in the top six and a point on Saturday wouldn’t have helped us too much. Most of the teams in and around us lost at the weekend apart from Clapton.

“If we hadn’t got the victory it would have been disappointing to take no reward from the game, especially after coming back from two down to draw 2-2 with Barking last Wednesday.

“Saturday was a scrappy contest and we took the three points which was important. It wasn’t the best of matches, but at the end of the day it was all about getting the victory because we were struggling with injuries.”


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