Sunday, February 21, 2016 Report by
Late header by Man of the Match Bello Rasaq propel Kingfisher East Bengal FC to three back to back wins in Hero ILeague after 680 days
A fine header late in the game enabled Kingfisher East Bengal to get the better of Salgaocar Club by odd goal in three in the 8th Round clash of I League at Vidyasagar Krirangan,Barasat today.This enabled East Bengal to climb to second position of the League with 17 points from 8 matches.This was also the Red and Gold's third consecutive win in the I League after a gap of 680 days.Last time East Bengal won three back to back matches in the the League was in 2013-14 edition - 30.03.14 KEB - 2 Sporting Clube-1 (VYBK), 05.04.14 Mohd Sporting - 1 KEB - 3 (VYBK), 12.04.14 KEB - 3 Pune FC - 1 (VYBK). In an end to end match East Bengal dominated the exchanges and went ahead in the 38th minute when Mohammed Rafique scored of a Mehtab Hossein assist.Salgaocar drew parity in the 65th minute when Darryl Duffy's header took a deflection of Rahul Bheke and went in. In the 83rd minute Bello Rasaq headed in the winner of Sanju Pradhan corner.
21.02.16 Kingfisher East Bengal - 2 Salgaocar Club - 1 - Barasat
(Mohammed Rafique (Darryl Duffy)
Assists - Mehtab Hossein, Sanju Pradhan (East Bengal),Augustin Fernandes (Salgaocar Club)
Goalkeeper Saves - Luis Barreto (East Bengal) -5 saves ((1(I),4(O))
Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar Club) - 6 saves - (1(I),5(O))
Kingfisher East Bengal - Luis Barreto,Rahul Bheke,Arnab Mondal,Bello Rasaq,Saumik Dey,Abinash Ruidas (Sanju Pradhan-37'), Mehtab Hossein (Sehnaj Singh - 74'),Bernard Mendy,Bikash Jairu,Mohammed Rafique,Ranty Martins.
Salgaocar Club - Karanjit Singh,Pawan Kumar (Keenan Almeida-33'),Reagan Singh,Agustin Fernandes,Eder,Brian Mascarenhas,Martin Scott,Calvin Mbarga (Jackichand Singh - 53'),Gilbert Oliviera, T.Haokip (Clifton Dias - 77'),Darryl Duffy.
Referee - R.Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu)
MOM - Bello Rasaq (East Bengal)