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The hosts started the second half but fizzled out quickly as EastBengal went into cruise control mode. Good evening from Goa
90+4′ There goes the wjistle for full-tme and its been a comfortable win for East Bengal.
90+1′ We go into four minutes of added time. Substitution for East Bengal. Plaza off Jackichand on.
88′ Substitution for Churchill Brandon off Lyngdoh on.
87′ Wedson through on goal and shoots hjust wide.
85′ Into the final five minutes.
82′ This game meander to a close.
80′ Colaco gets the ball on the right and drives one which goes just wide if the post.
79′ Substitution for Churchill Seriton off Anthony D’Souza on.
75′ Churchill are just going through the motionsafter a good start to the second half.
72′ Rehenesh has taken a knock and is getting some treatment.
69′ Wolfe almost catches Bukenya napping on the ball but no damage done.
67′ EB corner and Mehtab’s corner goes just wide.
66′ Substitution for East Bengal Haokip off Amiroov off.
63′ What a miss. Long ball puts Wedson and with Priyant of his line his chipped shot from inside the box is wide.
60′ Update on a substitution which took place at halftime for Churchill. Kingslee off Banpynkhirawnam on.
57′ EB corner and as Priyant flaps Haokip’s header goes over.
55′ Seriton crosses in from the ,left. Wolfe leans back om his shot and blazes over.
51′ Lalrindika goes into Brandon with another foul. Brandon’s free-kick is feeble though.
49′ Bheke into the book for a foul on Cardozo.
47′ Ball in by Colaco towards Wolfe but npothing comes of it.
46′ We are back on in the second half.
Churchill have had little to offer going forward. East Bengallooked shaky at the start. Anwar’s injury didn’t help. But, the Red and Gold produced the two best moments of the half and derserve their lead. Back in a while.
45+3′ There goes the whistle for the break. East Bengal with a deserved lead.
45+1′ GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL East Bengal double their lead. We go into three minutes of added time. Lalrindika takes an EB corner and it goes straight into the net. The Churchill players are complaining Priyant was blocked off the referee is having none of it. The goal stands. Extraordinary scenes.
43′ East Bengal have been comfortable after looking shaku early on.
42′ Narayan Das goes into the book for a flaying an elow at an opponent.
39′ Priyant comes out to punch a corner and there is a clashpf heads with Bukenya. He’s a bit winded but two successive corners come to nothing.
35′ Costa with a shot from distance which Rehenesh has to tip over. The corner is cleared.
34′ Mehtab gets a yellow for not waiting till the referee’s whistle before taking a free-kick. Silly stuff.
31′ GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL. East Bengal take the lead. Mehtab goes long. The clearances comes too Poojary who sprints down the right gets to the byline and clips in a nice ball. A weak Churchill clearance falls straigght to Haokip who heads it across the keeper and into the net.
29′ Rowilson has gone down with a knock, but play resumes.
28′ All of East Bengal’s attacks have come down the right.
25′ EB free-kick deflects off the wall andout for a corner. Its clipped in and the referee blows for an attacker’s foul.
23′ Plaza with a solo run skips past three defenders and gets into the box but his final tough is too heavy and the ball skops away from him into the hands of the keeper.
20′ Poojary with a good run but can’t pick out a white shirt with three darting into the box.
18′ Poojary into the back of Colaco who goes down but is backm on his feet.
16′ Mehtab with a lovely reverse ball into the box, but Plaza miskicks his finish in front of goal and its cleared.
15′ East Bengal’s corner is easily cleared and Churchill’s attempted counter breaks down.
13′ A ball played through almost puts Plaza on goal but Adil clears it for a corner. Its taken short and squared into the box but cleared.
10′ Gurwinder the substitute is looking shaky at the back for EB.
7′ Lalrindika with a lovely free-kick clipped in and Priyant punches it clear.
5′ Brandon clips in a free-kick from the right and the shot is wide.
3′ Wolfe has gone in studs up on Anwar who is down. Infact, that’s the end of his evening as Gurwinder Singh replaces him. Wolfe is a lucky not to recieve a yellow for that.
2′ The hosts are looking fir their first win of the season. East Bengal will want to buiild on their last win against DSK Shivajians.
1′ We have kickoff.
04:35pm We are minutes away from kickoff. Stay tuned.
04:25pm East Bengal XI: Bukenya, Bheke, Plaza, Anselme, Rehenesh (gk), Mehtab, Das, Ralte, Haokip, Chandrashekar, Ali.
Substitutes: Chowdhury (gk), Gurung, Jackichand, Borges, Amirov, Gurwinder, Ruidas.
04:20pm Churchill XI: Priyant (GK), Almeida, Khan, Seriton, Wolfe, Brandon, Cardozo, Kingslee, Colaco, Costa.
Substitutes: D’Silva, Surchandra, Bektur (F), Lyngdoh, De Souza, Kumar (gk), Banpynkhirawnam
04:15pm Line-ups shortly.
04:10pm Hello and welcome to the I-League game between Churchill Brothers and East Bengal. This is your host Ravish Narvekar live from Tilak Maidan.
Pictures Via I-League Media