Sunday, January 24, 2016 Report by
Mohun Bagan AC held East Bengal Club with a late equaliser as the Kolkata Derby Hero I-League 2016 ended in a 1-1 draw at VYBK Saltlake
Its Even stevens at the Kolkata Derby. Mohun Bagan held Kingfisher East Bengal with a late equaliser as the Derby ended in a 1-1 draw at VYBK today.With this stalemate Kingfisher East Bengal continue to remain in the 3rd positon with 5 points from 3 matches while Mohun Bagan also hold on to their pole position with 7 points from as many matches.
The first half was a tame affair with both teams trying to dominate the midfield and came to light only in the closing stages when Dong's header of a Ruidas cross narrowly missed the target.Pace livened up after the breather and East Bengal custodian Rehenesh TP brought of a diving save of a Glen drive.East Bengal gradually controlled the proceedings and Ranty Martins scored of a brilliant haf volley in the 63rd minute after being put through by Bikash Jairu.Debjit who had earlier parried away a Dong strike was fortunate to see two strikes one from Ranty and the other from Dong narrowly miss the mark.Cornell Glen restored parity for Bagan in the 77th minute when he nodded in a free kick by Sony Norde.Rehenesh effectedanother brilliant save in injury time of a Glen header. For East Bengal Ranty Martins ,Bikash Jairu and Rehenesh TP had a good match. Rahul Bheke,Arnab Mondal (East Bengal) and Luciano Sabrosa,Dhanachandra Singh and Pritam Kotal (Mohun Bagan) were booked in the match.
23.01.16 Mohun Bagan - 1 Kingfisher East Bengal - 1 - VYBK
(Cornell Glen) (Ranty Martins)
Assists - Bikash Jairu (East Bengal), Sony Norde (Mohun Bagan)
Goalkeeper Saves - Rehenes TP (East Bengal) - 6 saves - (4(I),2(O)). Debjit Majumdar (Mohun Bagan) - 2 saves (1(I),1(O))
Mohun Bagan - Debjit Majumdar,Pritam Kotal,Kingshuk Debnath,Luciano Sabrosa, Dhanachandra Singh,Shouvik Chakravarty (Jeje Lalpekhlua-72'),Pranay Halder, Azharuddin Mallick (Balwant Singh - 13'), Katsumi Yusa, Sony Norde,Cornell Glen (Bikramjeet Singh - 91')
Kingfisher East Bengal - Rehenesh TP,Rahul Bheke,Arnab Mondal,Bello Rasaq,Saumik Dey,Abinash Ruidas (Harmanjot Singh Khabra - 66'), Mehtab Hossein, Mohammed Rafique, Bikash Jairu,Dong Hyun Do (S.Malsawmtlanga- 85'), Ranty Martins.
Referee - A. Rowan (Services)
MOM - Ranty Martins (East Bengal)