Thursday, August 04, 2016 Report by
Kingfisher East Bengal FC open their defence of CFL 2016-17 title with a lacklustre win vs Bhawanipur FC
Kingfisher East Bengal edged out Bhawanipur by the odd goal in three in their opening campaign of CFL 2016 at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium,Kalyani today.East Bengal dominated the game in patches and were able to muster three points for the win. East Bengal opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Jiten Murmu whohad earlier missed a sitter slot in a cross from Dong Hyun Do which took a deflection of Mohammed Rahique's head.Orok Orok netralised the lead for Bhawanipur when he seized an opportunity in the Red and Gold defence to score with an angular shot.Lalrindika Ralte the skipper of the day scored the winner following a hard rising shot which nestled into the back of the net in the 54th minute.The ball had landed on his platter following a deflection of Dong Hyun Do of a Abinash Ruidas cross. Lalrindika Ralte and Dong Hyun Do (East Bengal) and Orok Orok (Bhawanipur) were booked.
04.08.16 Kingfisher East Bengal - 2 Bhawanipur - 1 - Kalyani
(Jiten Murmu (Orok Orok)
Assists - Mohammed Rafique,Dong Hyun Do
Goalkeeper Saves - Luis Barreto - 4 saves (1(I),3(O))
Kingfisher East Bengal - Luis Barreto,Rahul Bheke,Callum Angus,Gurwinder Singh,Narayan Das,Abinash Ruidas,Mehtab Hossein, Mohammed Rafique,Lalrindika Ralte (Bikash Jairu-65'),Dong Hyun Do,Jiten Murmu (Nikhil Poojary-78')
Bhawaniphur FC - Bubai Singha,Jony Routh (Monoranjan Singh - 71),Noushad K.,Richard Somtochukru,Satish Singh,Tirthankar Sarkar,Jagannath Sana,Karan Thapa,Manish Bhargav (Francis Xavier-60') S.Malsawmtluanga (Bijendra Rai-80'),Orok Orok.
Referee - Pranjal Banerjee
MOM - Lalrindika Ralte