East Bengal rout Shillong Lajong

Posted on 09/02/16 by Kingfisher East Bengal

Kingfisher East Bengal riding on a  brilliant hatrick by Ranti Martins climbed to the pole position of the I League when they routed Lajong FC 4-0 at Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat today evening.


Kingfisher East Bengal now have 14 points from seven matches. Ranti Martins became the first East Bengal player to score a hattrick in the first half in NFL/I League matches.



Ranti 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 hattrick 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 52nd 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.


Bikash Jairu was adjudged Man of the Match.


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, Ranti Martins



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