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Posted on 16/04/12 by Kingfisher East Bengal
Kingfisher East Bengal won a thriller against Chirag United Kerala 4-3 in the 25th round I League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan today.
For East Bengal Penn Orji scored in the 25th minute, Tolgay Ozbey scored a brace in 32nd and 54th min and Robin Singh the match winner in the 77th minute. For Chirag Kerala David Sunday scored a hattrick with goals in the 37th, 41st and 48th minutes of the match.
It was Red and Gold who opened the score in the 24th minute when Penn Orji tapped in an easy finish after the original shot from Tolgay Ozbey was saved by Chirag Kerala custodian Sharath Kuniyil.
In the 32nd minute Tolgay Ozbey scored a brilliant individual goal dribbling past two defenders from the midfield and then placing the ball past Sharath to double the lead.
In the 36th minute Chirag Kerala started their comeback when David Sunday got the ball beat Gurvinder Singh and Sandip Nandi the goalkeeper with a left footer.
In the 39th minute David Sunday capitalised on mistakes from the East Bengal defence to score a low header to restore parity for the visitors.
Changing over, David Sunday completed a sensational hattrick scoring after beating defender Uga Okpara and Sandip Nandi with his shot. There was another twist in the story as Tolgay Ozbey scored his second of the match when a Soumik Dey corner came to Okpara who took a shot and the deflection fell to Tolgay for a volley into the goal.
Robin Singh completed the scoring frenzy when he scored the match winner in the 77th minute when he placed home a grounded cross from the right of Penn Orji.
Uga Okpara got a yellow card in the match and he will be missing the next match against Dempo SC.
Tolgay Ozbey was adjudged Man of the Match.
The win takes Kingfisher East Bengal to 44 points from 23 matches with Dempo SC to play in their next match.
KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Sandip Nandi, Nirmal Chettri, Gurwinder Singh, Uga Okpara, Saumik Dey, Sanju Pradhan, Mehtab Hossain, Penn Orji, Harmanjot Singh Khabra (Khan Thang Paite), Robin Singh (Baljit Singh Sahni), Tolgay Ozbey (Edmilson Marques)