Sunday, February 21, 2016 Report by
Bello Razaq took East Bengal to Second Place with a 2-1 win against Salgaocar FC.
East Bengal FC climbed up to the second place in the Hero I-League points table with a 2-1 win against Salgaocar FC at Barasat Stadium.
East Bengal started the match in a positive note and should have scored within 10’ of the match when Ranti Martin’s powerful shot was blocked by Karanjit. However in the 38’ East Bengal finally broke the deadlock as Rafique scored from a wonderful pass from Mehtab.
East Bengal could have doubled their lead in the first half if Ranti Martin in 42’ could have connected the pass from Sanju Pradhan with Goal keeper Karanjit was in no position to have saved the ball.
However, Darryl Duffy in 65’ equalized for Salgaocar FC. Jackichand passed onto Augustin who sent in a long ball from the half line, having received it Duffy headed towards the goal and Bheke’s deflection helped the ball go into the net.
Finally Bello Razaq rescued the Red & Gold Brigade by scoring the winning goal in 83’ to ensure East Bengal finish their first leg of I-League with 17 Points, 1 point behind arch rivals Mohun Bagan.