Thursday, 9 January 2014

35th league title for East Bengal!

08/01/2014, Kolkata

Kingfisher East Bengal started their CFL-2013 campaign at their home ground against Kalighat M S. Even after leading 4:1 the match was abandoned due to adverse natural condition(bad light). But today there was no such issues and East Bengal eased past the same opponent with a 2:0 win.

With this result East Bengal grabbed the championship crown with still 3 days left for the derby match (KEB vs MMB).  This was East Bengal's 4th league title in a row and 35th overall. If they can continue with the same results for two more years, they'll match the feat of the all time record of the 1975 East Bengal team, which is still considered as the "golden era" in the club's history. 

East Bengal needed just a draw to confirm the championship but they secured the win with most of the front-line players in the reserve bench. Coach Armando gave a chance to their reserve bench players (Robert, Subodh, Joaquim, Tulunga) and they proved their ability. Their couldn't have been a better match practice to check those players before the Federation Cup and they showcased the bench strength of the side.

Moga opened the scoring on 24th min with an able assistance from Subodh. At 77th min. Chiddi came as a substitute for Moga and scored almost immediately to make it 2:0. In the stoppage time Tulunga earned a penalty for his team but Suekoa's shot was saved by Kalighat M S goalkeeper Subham Sen. However that couldn't stop the vociferous supporters of East Bengal and they entered the field after the match to join the celebration.

No comments:

Post a Comment