SINGH Sabha are now five matches without a win in the East Berkshire League Premier Division after a 5-3 defeat at home to FC Beaconsfield on Saturday.

Sabha have not won in the league since the victory over Slough Heating Laurencians Reserves back in September and this most recent reverse keeps them in fourth position in the table.

The hosts led the game twice but threw a comfortable win away as Beaconsfield fought back to take all three points and consolidate second place – 11 points behind runaway leaders Old Windsor but with two games in hand.

Singh Sabha went into the match in a confident mood after a win in a cup semi-final the previous weekend and they were gifted the chance to take the lead as Mubarak Bashir was brought down inside the box. The same player dusted himself down to slot home the resulting spot-kick.

Sabha doubled the advantage when a cross into the box from Naheer Nawaf was cleared but only as far as Bashir who fired into the top corner from the edge of the box midway through the first half.

The home team made changes at the break, but the rotation affected the side and Beaconsfield halved the arrears as the ball was bundled home from close range.

Singh Sabha then switched off and the visitors got in behind the defence to level the scores moments later – despite a hint of offside the goal was given.

Sabha reacted well and got their noses back in front thanks to a wonderful 30-yard free-kick from Hassan Mahmood.

Beaconsfield fought back and equalised with a header from close range as once again the host defence switched off.

The game was bouncing from one end to the other and the visitors took the lead for the first time in controversial circumstances. An attacker was standing in an offside position when he scored from close range.

Singh Sabha protested in mass believing both the referee and his assistant were not in a great position to see the goal scorer in an offside position, but it resulted in two players being sent to the sin bin for the final few minutes.

The nine men of Sabha kept on goal but the visitors wrapped up the game with a fifth goal in time added on.

Singh Sabha have only themselves to blame and bid to bounce back when travelling to league rivals Iver Heath in the quarter-final of the Slough Town Challenge Cup this Saturday.