Friday, February 05, 2016 Report by
Bernard Mendy Kingfisher East Bengal FC overcame a spirited rally newly promoted Aizawl Football Club to get the better of them 2-0 in their 6th Round I League clash at Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat Stadium
Kingfisher East Bengal down spirited Aizawl FC 2-0 in I League.
Spurred on by Bernard Mendy Kingfisher East Bengal overcame a spirited rally newly promoted Aizawl FC to get the better of them 2-0 in their 6th Round I League clash at Vidyasagar Krirangan,Barasat today.With this triumph East Bengal climbed to the 2nd position of the table with 11 points from 6 matches while Aizawl FC remain entrenched in the 7th position with 4 points from as many matches.The first half was dominated by Red and Golds and they should have been on the scoresheet by the breather.Rival custodian foiled Mendy and his men but Ranty got a goal disallowed due to offside.Aizawl came back stongly in the second half and East Bengal custodian Luis Barreto was called upon to undertake some fine saves. Bikash Jairu broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute when he headed in an Abranches cross.Two minutes later Bernard Mendy doubled the lead with a stong nod of a Lobo centre.Aizawl custodian effected two more smart saves to keep the score down to 2-0 till the end.For East Bengal Luis Barreto,Arnab Mondal,Bernard Mendy and Ranty Martins had a good outing.Aizawl was impressive particularly in the second half.Rahul Bheke (East Bengal) and Yuta Kinowaki (Aizawl) were booked in the match.
05.02.16 Kingfisher East Bengal - 2 Aizawl FC - 0 - Barasat
Assists - Joaquim Abranches,Cavin Lobo (East Bengal)
Goalkeeper Saves - Luis Barreto (East Bengal) - 6 saves (3(I),3(O))
Soram Piorei (Aizawl) - 6 saves (5(I),1(O))
Kingfisher East Bengal - Luis Barreto,Rahul Bheke,Arnab Mondal,Bello Rasaq,Saumik Dey,Bernard Mendy,Dong Hyun Do (Joaquim Abranches-59'),Mehtab Hossein (Mohammed Rafique-86'),Bikash Jaru,Ranty Martins,CS Sabeeth (Cavin Lobo-50').
Aizawl FC - Soram Poirei,Ugochukwu Emmanuel,Lakchchawnkima,Lalruathara (Albert Zohmingmawia-80'),Lalramchullova,Yuta Kinowaki,H.Lalbiakthanga (Brandon VanlalRemdika-80'),David Lalrinmuana,Ricky Lallawmawma,F.Lalrinpoia,Alfred Jayran (Atsushi Yonezawa-71').
Referee - Ajit Meetei (Manipur)
MOM - Arnab Mondal (East Bengal)