Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Report by
Ranty Martin's record first half hatrick propels Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club to a facile 4-0 win vs Shillong Lajong FC at Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat Kolkata | Hero I-League 2016
Aided by a brilliant hatrick by Ranty Martins Kingfisher East Bengal climbed to the pole position of the I League when they routed Lajong FC 4-0 at Vidyasagar Krirangan,Barasat today.East Bengal now have 14 points from 7 matches while Lajong FC remain in the 6th position with 7 points from 6 matches.Ranty Martins became the first East Bengal player to score a hatrick in the first half in NFL/I League matches. Ranty opened the scoring in 17th minute when he converted of a perfect assist from Sanju Pradhan.He doubled the lead nine minutes later when he scored with a brilliant shot from nearly 25 yards.Ranty completed his record breaking hatrick in the 37th minute after playing quick one two with Mohammed Rafique. Bikash Jairu who also had a splendid match completed the scoring in the 52 nd minute of a pile driver of a Rafique assist.K.Singh of Lajong FC got the marching orders after a double yellow in the 82nd minute and Lajong were down to 10 men for the balance period.
09.02.16 Kingfisher East Bengal - 4 Lajong FC - 0 - Barasat
Assists - Sanju Pradhan,Mehtab Hossein,Mohammed Rafique-2
Goalkeeper Saves - Luis Barreto (East Bengal) - 5 saves (4(I),1(O))
Vishal Kaith (Lajong FC - 3 saves (1(I)2(O))
Fans - 3164
Kingfisher East Bengal - Luis Barreto,Rahul Bheke,Arnab Mondal,Bello Rasaq,Saumik Dey,Sanju Pradhan (Dong Hyun Do-76'),Bernard Mendy (Joaquim Abranches - 88'),Mehtab Hossein (Cavin Lobo-65'), Mohammed Rafique,Ranty Martins.
Lajong FC - Vishal Kaith,Aibor Khongjee (Lalrammuana-44')K.Singh,Pritam Singh,Samuel Shadap,Yusuke Yamagata,TH Bipin Singh (Alen Deory- 62'),Boithang Haokip,Penn Orji,Ulliams Souza,Fabio Pena.
Referee - Umesh Bora (Delhi)
MOM - Bikash Jairu (East Bengal)