Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Report by
Dr. Tanmoy Ganguly
East Bengal wins the first match of the Season 2016-17 | Kingfisher East Bengal 3-1 East Bengal Academy at Howrah Municipal Stadium
East Bengal have won the first practice match of the season by defeating their own academy boys by a margin of 3-1 at howrah stadium today. Korean recruit Do Dong scored a hattrick while Roger scored a scorcher for the academy. Though much weaker on paper the academy boys gave the seniors a run for the money and they showed ample promise for the future.
The match was played in three sessions of thirty minutes each and it was a fiercely contested event. The seniors drew first blood through Dong but the juniors restored parity on the second half. Later Dong scored twice to see his team through. Gurwinder despite injury scares was fielded and that should bring some respite to the gaffer Mr. Morgan.