London Tigers 2

Leverstock Green 0

New signing Omar El-Bakkali's second-half double strike gave the London Tigers a first victory since August.

The Tigers ended a run of six straight defeats with a comfortable victory against bottom-of-the-table Leverstock Green.

After winning their opening two games of the season, the Tigers hit a barren patch of form and will be relieved to have ended their losing sequence.

But they were made to sweat until the 54th minute when pacy striker El-Bakkali broke the deadlock for the home side.

El-Bakkali chased down a long ball and rounded the Leverstock keeper before tapping in to an open net.

It was the Tigers first clear-cut chance after Balazs Sinko had crashed a shot at the crossbar from the edge of the area early in the first half.

El-Bakkali nearly doubled his and the Tigers' lead in the 72nd minute, but he skimmed a shot narrowly wide.

But he did so soon after when the Tigers worked the ball down the right, and Pedro Cotelo crossed for Romeo Kede Ngah to flick the ball to El-Bakkali who drove his finish into the far top corner.

Kede Ngah, another Tigers new boy, nearly made it 3-0 in the closing minutes but was denied by some brilliant reaction goalkeeping from David Durbridge.

Tigers and Leverstock face each other again tomorrow night (Tuesday), this time in the Dudley Latham Memorial Cup (Premier League) first round.