Sunday, May 01, 2016 Report by
Shillong Lajong FC beat Kingfisher East Bengal Football 2-1 in the First Leg Hero Federation Cup 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,Shillong
Shillong Lajong took a 2-1 lead in the First Leg of their First Round clash with Kingfisher East Bengal at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,Shillong today.East Bengal need to win at least 1-0 in ther home second leg at Barasat to qualify to the Semi Final.In a match quite similar to their last clash last Sunday Lajong FC dominated the proceedings and took the lead in the 33rd minute through K.Singh who nodded in a flag kick by TH Bipin Singh.Dong Hyun Do restored parity for East Bengal in the 44th minute with a nice header following a clever flick on by Ranti Martins.Fabio Pena scored the winner in the 62nd minute from an assist by I.Vanmalsawma following a melee in front of the East Bengal goal.Robin Gurung (Lajong FC) was given marching orders following a bad foul on Abinash Ruidas while Nim Dorjee Tamang was also booked.
01.05.16 Lajong FC - 2 Kingfisher East Bengal - 1 - Shillong
(K.Singh (Dong Hyun Do)
Assists - TH Bipin Singh, I.Vanmalsawma (Lajong FC) , Ranti Martins (East Bengal)
Goalkeeper Saves - Vishal Kaith ( Lajong FC) - 1 save (1(O))
Rehenesh TP (East Bengal) - 4 saves (2(I),2(O))
Lajong FC - Vishal Kaith,Nim Dorjee Tamang,K.Singh,Pritam Singh,Robin Gurung,Zodiangliana Ralte,Fabio Pena (Ulliams Bomfin- 93'),I.Vanmalsawma,Samuel Lalmuanpuia (Rupert Nongrum - 94'),Penn Orji,TH Bipin Singh (Samuel Shadap-88')
Kingfisher East Bengal - Rehenesh TP, Deepak Mondal,Arnab Mondal,Bello Rasaq,Narayan Das,S.Malsawmtluanga (Sanju Pradhan-61'), Mehtab Hossein, Harmanjot Singh Khabra,Lalrindika Ralte,Dong Hyun Do (Abinash Ruidas - 61' Mohammed Rafique - 87'), Ranti Martins.
Referee - Ajit Meetei (Manipur)
MOM - I Vanmalsawma (Lajong FC)