INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT
I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : East Bengal drew 1-1 against Bharat FC home.
15.02.2014: EAST BENGAL --- ( 1-1
KEB : Ranti Martins 41'
BFC : Bright 64'
MOM : Arindam - GK : BFC
KEB : Subashish, Saumik, Raju, Arnab, Abhishek, Khabra, Dika, Mehtab, Tulunga, Baljit, Ranti.
BFC : Arindam, Rajinder, Gour Mangi, Mehraj, Nabi, Bobby, Subash, Ravanan, Lester, Bright, ... REF : Tejesh Nagvenkar
FT : Final score 1-1. East Bengal lost points before Derby on 17th. Royal Wahindoh again top of the Table with 13 points.... TABLE
90+3': Yellow card to Arindam of BFC and Abhishek of KEB.
90+3': Rough tackle of Raju to Dias.
90+1: PLAYER CHANGE- BFC : J. Prashad in and Subhash out.
90': 5 minutes added time.
88': Only Bright in upfront, rest all are in defence of Bharat FC.
84': Corner for East Bengal from Robert's left sided attack. Dika's corner cleared.
82': PLAYER CHANGE- BFC : Manjit Singh in and injured Lester out.
81': counter attack of East Bengal Dudu's long ranger went out.
80': Great Escape of East Bengal, Subhash Singh got the ball from behind but missed the target from close.
77': CHANCE MISSED !!! Baljit from Dika's left sided cross and Baljit's effort less shot from close.
77': Bharat FC is playing well now atacking more and more.
76': Subhash Singh well effort but Arnab's good tackle.
75': Now Ranti - Dudu duo active in YBK. Stay us for with next.
73': PLAYER CHANGE- KEB : Dudu in and Tulunga out.
71': Still the scoreline is 1-1.
66': Dudu of East Bengal is warming up in side line.
66': SCORE LINE : EAST BENGAL 1-1 BHARAT FC.
64': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1. Bright scored from a header of Dias's cross. Mistake of Subhasish unable to grip the ball which went to net after a deflection. He was pushed by Bright?
62': Nice attack of Bharat, Boko to Bright and his header went wide over Subhasish.
60': EAST BENGAL vs MOHUN BAGAN on 17th FEB.
59': CHANCE MISSED by RANTI, again by Tuluna's final pass but Ranti's header went over the post. 5 times I-League top scorer Ranti scored 4 goals so far.
58': Bharat FC now attacking more.
57': Foul to Lester by Dika. Free kick to Bharat.
56': Back to Back 2 corners to Bharat. Dias' 2nd corner cleared from EB box.
55': SCORE LINE : EAST BENGAL 1-0 BHARAT FC.
54': Chance!! Steven's free kick and Bobby's close header went to Arindam who was in proper line.
53': Yellow card to Khabra fouled Mehraj. Free Kick to Bharat.
49': Baljit to Ranti to Dika to Mehtab and Mehtab's shot went to Arindam.
48': Attack of East Bengal, left footer grounder of Dika went to Arindam.
48': Dika's corner kick went to Arindam.
47': Corner to East Bengal from Khabra's attack from right.
47': PLAYER CHANGE- BFC : Stevan dias in and Rajinder out.
46': STARTS OF 2ND HALF.
HT : East Bengal is leading Rantii Martin's score.
45': 2 minute added time.
44': YELLOW card to Gourmangi of Bhrat FC who fouled Ranti.
42': SCORE LINE : EAST BENGAL 1-0 BHARAT FC.
40': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Ranty scored off a brilliant pass of Tulunga. 4th goal of Ranti martins in the League for East Bengal
40': Another save of Arindam, Ranti's long ranger went to him.
39': Attack and attack of East Bengal going on but last man of Bharat FC - Arindam is unbeatable.
37': CHANCE missed again. and again that Arindam. Dika's free kick and Ranti's header well saved by Arindam.
36': PLAYER CHANGE - KEB : Robert in and injured Soumik out.
35': Cross of Dika from left but well cleared by Arindam.
35': Dika's corner cleared.
34': Corner to East Bengal for a long throw in of Raju.
30': SCORE LINE : EAST BENGAL 0-0 BHARAT FC.
29': 2nd corner of BFC, Arnab's clearence of Lester's kick injured Bright.
28': KOLKATA DERBY - 17th Feb
25': Great escape of East Bengal, lester's corner kick and Gourmangi's header hits the cross bar.
24': 1st corner to Bharat from an attack of Rajinder.
23': Dika's corner kick cleared.
22': Chance missed by Baljit from a left sided cross of Khabra as Arindam cleared for Corner.
20': SCORE LINE : EAST BENGAL 0-0 BHARAT FC.
20': Yellow card to BFC player Bobby Hassel.
18': Right footed shot of Lester from out side of East Bengal box went out.
16': Long throw in of Raju went to Bharat FC keeper Arindam.
16': 2nd corner of East Bengal took by Dika cleared.
15': Corner to East Bengal, Dika's kick and Ranti's effort went for 2nd corner.
15': In first match of the day Royal returns in win beat Sporting Goa 2-0.
14': Boko the Withdrawal forward of BFC took a long ranger but missed the target.
11': East Bengal lost 1-3 to Salgaocar while Bharat FC lost 0-1 to Bengaluru in their last I-League match.
10': Still scoreline is 0-0.
10': Nice shot of Bright beat Arnab but well saved by Subhasish.
3': Chance missed by East Bengal, Dika's close left footer went wide.
2': Lester's left sided cross cleared by Rajy.
1': Match starts at YBK.
0': MATCH WILL START AT 7.00 PM
15.02.2014: EAST BENGAL --- ( 1-1)--- BHARAT FC ( FT..):
BFC PRESS RELEASE - PREVIEW : Bharat FC will be looking to get a win under their belt as they take on East Bengal FC in a Hero I-League round 5 encounter at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Sunday. The game will be telecast live and will kick-off at 7 pm. Bharat FC are sitting at 11th place on the Hero I-League table with one point from three games played. East Bengal are fourth in the table with seven points from four matches.
Bharat FC underwent an intensive training session at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Saturday morning and head coach Stuart Watkiss said that he was confident of his team putting on a strong performance on Sunday. "The team has shown steady improvement. They are gelling really well as a unit, playing cohesive football and the statistics have shown us that we are gradually getting to where we want to be. I am confident that the lads are up for the battle tomorrow and will give a good account of themselves," he said.
Bharat FC put on a spirited performance in their last match against defending champions Bengaluru FC but were unlucky to slip to a narrow 1-0 defeat. Bharat FC played some entertaining, attractive football and managed to harry the Bengaluru FC defense with concerted pressure and created multiple scoring opportunities in the first half.
However, Watkiss, said that his side were unlucky as they could not summon their goal-scoring instincts but he was enthused "The Bengaluru FC game was one that we should have finished off in the first half. We were purposeful, created some good opportunities and held our shape well. We need more of the same on Sunday against East Bengal. They are a very good side, play incisive football and we will need to be switched on against them if we have to take anything away from the game," he said.
Watkiss has a fully fit squad from which to choose from. The head coach said that he was pretty happy with the display in the previous match and is expected to retain the same team. East Bengal on the other hand will be going into a busy week with the Kolkata derby against MohunBagan AC slated to be played on Tuesday. The Kolkata-giants slipped to a 3-1 defeat against Salgaocar SC in Goa last week in what was billed as a surprise result. East Bengal are expected to have defender Arnab Mondal fit and available for selection.
The match will also see a host of former East Bengal players turning out for Bharat FC. Syed Rahim Nabi, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Tomba Singh and Subash Singh have all previously played for East Bengal. Bharat FC will be playing on artificial turf for the first time and coach Watkiss brushed off speculation that the change in turf will hamper his side. "We have had two good training sessions on artificial turf before we traveled to Kolkata. We have trained on artificial grass here as well and I do not think it will make too much of a difference. The boys seem to have adjusted to the speed and feel of the pitch and playing on artificial grass will not bother us in any way," he said.
The Lions are still looking for their first win and Watkiss said that three points against East Bengal FC would really send the Lions on their way. "We have played good, solid football but a win is something that is of primary importance to us. We have created chances, come close but we haven't closed the deal yet. I am sure one win will give me a completely different side as far as the players' morale is concerned," he said.