Essex Combination League Division Two: AC Milano hit rivals JK Silvertown for six

PUBLISHED: 15:30 03 May 2017

AC Milano players celebrate a goal (pic: Tausif Patel).

AC Milano players celebrate a goal (pic: Tausif Patel).


Benjamin Tagoe produces man of the match display to keep Khalid Pervaiz’s team on course for strong finish

AC Milano hit Essex Combination League Division Two rivals JK Silvertown for six on Sunday to give themselves a great chance of finishing the campaign as runners-up and keep alive their faint hopes of winning the title.

Silvertown took the lead, but Milano hit back with goals from Aqib Salim and Benjamin Tagoe to go into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

Both teams knew a victory was vital with just four points separating the sides before the contest, but with Milano having two games in hand.

After the break, it was Khalid Pervaiz’s team who pressed home their advantage and they quickly made it 3-1.

The in-form Tagoe grabbed his second of the game to put Milano in control before Mo Dakri added a fourth from the penalty spot.

Zuber Patel grabbed the fifth for Pervaiz’s side and a great run forward by left-back Coffi Denzel resulted in the defender smashing in to make it 6-1.

Silvertown had the final say on proceedings with a long-range strike leaving Milano goalkeeper Ehsan Afzal with no chance.

But it didn’t matter come the full time whistle, as Milano, seven days after their J.Lizzimore Cup triumph, claimed another important win.

Tagoe earned the man of the match award following a strong showing and Pervaiz’s team will look to earn another victory on Sunday when they host Debden Sports, which would see them leapfrog Silvertown and move second.

AC Milano: E.Afzal, R.Shafqat, U.Hussain ,J.Griffiths, C.Denzel, N.Khamis, P.Brown, A.Semiu, M.Dakri, A.Salim, B.Tagoe, Z.Husein, Z.Patel, I.Khan.

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