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Joseph scores brace as Singh Sabha make smooth progress in Kenn Gomm League Cup

Conrad Joseph

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Singh Sabha FC

Singh Sabha’s Sunday team put their poor league form to one side as they put in a strong performance against Langley Galaxy to progress in the Kenn Gomm League Cup, thanks to a Conrad Joseph brace, winning 3-1.

After the heavy defeat to Bentons last week, Sabha came into the game against Galaxy on poor form but the side were boosted by the return of centre back Hardeep Purewal and goalkeeper Andrei Tonca.

Sabha had an early chance with Conrad Joseph finding himself in a good position but was thwarted by a smart save by the Galaxy keeper. Mubarak Bashir went close moments later but he could not keep his effort on target in a game full of heavy challenges.

The deadlock was broken midway through the half as a wonderful ball over the top by Purewal sent Joseph through, who broke clear of the offside trap and slotted firmly past the Galaxy keeper.

Joseph got his and Sabha’s second of the game just before half time with a smart turn and finish after being picked out by Liridon Daka following a superb passage of play.

Galaxy came out the stronger side after the break and created multiple chances as Barry Dunbar went close with an effort that was well saved by Tonca.

Sabha sealed the game with a wonderful team move involving Bashir, Joseph and Jovan Bains with the latter firing home from inside the box to score his third goal of the season.

Galaxy scored a consolation after the hosts momentarily switched off at the back, Dunbar heading home from a corner kick but Sabha stayed strong to hold onto the win which saw them win their second cup match of the season.

Sabha will be looking to improve their league position and pick up their first points of the season this Sunday, October 6 as they travel to Maidenhead Nomads.

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Singh Sabha were awarded an away win after opponents Langley A failed to field a side, the three points sent Sabha to the top of the EBFL Premier Division after five games.

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Maidenhead Nomads FC

A second half capitulation saw Maidenhead Nomads 1sts slip to a 3-2 defeat to AFC Phoenix.

The Nomads took the lead through Jack Shea’s penalty but a red card for Shaun Scalon did little to help their cause as they slumped in the second half. Dave Butler also managed what proved a late consolation.

Maidenhead Nomads 2nds  were beaten on penalty kicks by Totteridge Hotspur on Sunday, despite battling back from 4-1 down to draw the tie 5-5.

The Nomads had only a lone Jonny Hague penalty to show for their efforts after an abject first half display, but the second half was a different story. Craig Small netted with an opportunistic strike before Sam McKinless added their third from the penalty spot. Jack Campbell pounced from close range for their fourth and McKinless’ second made it 5-5 after 90 minutes.

Totteridge progressed to the next round after converting their ninth penalty kick of a long shoot-out.

Nomads 3rds moved top of Division 4 after a 3-2 win at FC Sunbury on Sunday. Their third straight win was claimed with goals from Robert Smith, Jack Forrest and Stuart Charlwood.

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