Benjamin Tagoe brace sends AC Milano through in Essex Combinations Premier Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 December 2016

Latest news from the local football scene (pic Joe Meredith/JMP)

Latest news from the local football scene (pic Joe Meredith/JMP)

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RWMC Reserves took an early lead, yet east Londoners responded positively to triumph 5-1

A brace from Benjamin Tagoe helped AC Milano progress past RWMC Reserves in the second round of the Essex Combinations Premier Cup last weekend.

The hosts took an early lead, yet the east Londoners fought back and claimed a comprehensive 5-1 success.

RWMC made a bright start and went ahead after Milano allowed the home attacker too much space.

Tagoe equalised for the visitors, however, before Ade Semiu completed a quick turn around with another goal.

Mohamed Irfan fired home Milano’s third before half time following an excellent cross by Elai Boateng.

The east Londoners squandered several good opportunities prior to the interval and it only remained 3-1 at the break.

RWMC came out inspired after half time and only good defending from Bilal Bapu and Urfat Hussain kept Milano’s two-goal lead in tact.

Tagoe helped give the east Londoners the initiative with an excellent header from Jordan Malick’s corner.

Malick then got his name on the scoresheet after picking up a loose ball and coolly slotting home to make it 5-1.

Razaam Shafqat, Milano’s right-back, claimed the man of the match award after a solid showing.

AC Milano: E.Afzal, R.Shafqat, U.Hussain, B.Bapu, E.Boateng, N.Khamis, P.Brown, A.Semiu, J.Malick, M.Irfan, B.Tagoe, A.Ali, M.Saeed.

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