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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)
Bello Rasaq)

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)


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