Late Sambu strike seals point for APSA at Bowers & Pitsea

PUBLISHED: 11:58 17 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:07 17 November 2013

Zakir Hussain of London APSA

Zakir Hussain of London APSA


Essex Senior League: Bowers & Pitsea 2 London APSA 2

Jorge Sambu’s late goal netted 10-man APSA a battling point at the Len Salmon Stadium.

Bowers took a 12th-minute lead before Anthony Thomas struck his fifth of the season to level things up.

But Zakir Hussain’s side were up against when Junior Konadu was sent off for two bookable offences in a matter of minutes towards the end of the first half.

And Bowers made the most of their numerical advantage by taking the lead once again on the hour mark.

However, the visitors kept on plugging away and got their just rewards when Sambu netted nine minutes from time to earn a point.

They’ll hope to build on that when they visit Hullbridge Sports on Tuesday.

London APSA: Richardson, Wilson, Hendy, Nyanja, Gibbon, Adeyemi (Theobalds 80), Sambu, Konadu, Thomas (Francis 85), Nunes, Oppong (Arthur 65)

Meanwhile, the reserves are through to the quarter-finals of the Reserve Division Shield after a fine second half performance to beat Burnham Ramblers 3-1.

George Hart gave the visitors the lead after 23 minutes, one which they held at the break.

Courtenay Donald levelled with 65 minutes on the clock after converting from substitute Josh Cuby’s cut back.

And with five minutes remaining, APSA took the lead when Cuby’s 25 yard shot struck the crossbar and Jordan Malick reacted quickest to find the finish.

Burnham pressed late on and left themselves open at the back, and when a corner was cleared Cuby paced past the last man, rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home to book their place in the last eight against either Bowers & Pitsea or Hornchurch.

APSA: Patel, Steele, Grant, Bapu, Rothon, Donald, Mahmood, Agdelen (Cuby 55), Khalfi (Ashfaq 55), Malick (Singh 89), Olugu.

Unused Subs: Umair Babar, Josh Adjei.

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