Spirited East Bengal hold Minerva

Posted on 30/01/18 by East Bengal


East Bengal drew with Minerva Punjab FC  2-2 at  Vidyasagar Krirangan,Barasat today. With this point East Bengal remain in 3rd position with 20 points from 12 matches while Minerva continue to enjoy the pole position with 26 points from 11 matches.


In the opening half dominated by Minerva the league leaders took the lead in the 20th minute when Sukhdev Singh took the advantage of a defensive howler and scored easily.


Thirteen minutes late another defensive lapse pitch forked Minerva to go ahead 2-0 with a strike by Chencho Gyeltshen. East Bengal came back strongly in the second half with attacks lead by Cavin Lobo in the midfield and reduced the margin in the 59th minute when Joby Justin nodded in a flag kick by Katsumi Yusa.


Thirty minutes later super sub Brandon Vanlalremdika restored parity when he scored of a Katsumi Yusa assist. Earlier Yusa's penalty was brilliantly saved by the Hero of the Match Minerva goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu.


Eduardo Ferreira (East Bengal), Guy Eric Dano, Souvik Das (Minerva) were booked in the match.


EAST BENGAL: CK Ubaid, Mehtab Singh (Ansumana Kromah-42'), Eduardo Ferreira, Salam Ranjan Singh, Deepak Kumar, Cavin Lobo (Brandon Vanlalremdika-78'), Bazie Armand, Katsumi Yusa, Laldanmawia Ralte, Joby Justin, Dudu Omagbemi (Mohammed Rafique-91')


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