I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : 2nd Win of East Bengal beat Shillong Lajong at home.

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ileague 2014-15 pic eastbengal vs Shillong Lajong

R-4: 01.02.2015: EAST BENGAL --- 2-1 ----- SHILLONG LAJONG - (FT.)
KEB : Ranty Martins 28', 69'
SLFC : Glenn 57'

KEB : Subhasish, Deepak, Arnab, Susak, Soumik, Khabra, Sukhwinder, Bertos, Abinash, Ranty Dudu....
SLFC : Rehnesh, Aibor, Tamang, Robin, Pritam, Milan, Joseph, Penn, Boithang, Durgaa, Glenn..... REFEREE : O.P. Thakur.

Fresh from their win over defending champions Bengalaru FC Kingfisher East Bengal recorded back to back wins in the I League when they defeated Shillong Lajong by odd goal in three at VYBK, Kolkata tonight. With this win East Bengal climbed up to third position in the League with 7 points from 3 matches.

This was also Armando Colaco's 14th undefeated match for East Bengal in the I League of which last six have been back to back wins ever since he took charge of the Red and Golds from 24.11.2013.The match featured Ranti's return to form who struck two goals from superlative headers and a world class back volleyed strike by Cornell Glenn of Lajong.

The match started in a somewhat amiable pace and only sparkled when Ranti drove over a gaping goal in the 12th minute.Ranti Martins struck in the 29th minute when he nodded in a lob by Leo Bertos. Dudu missed a sitter immediately thereafter. East Bengal led 1-0 at the lemon break.

Introduction of Ulliams propped up Lajong in the second session and Glenn scored the equaliser in the 59th minute with a world class strike.Ranti headed in the winner in the 70th minute of a throw by Raju Gaikwad. Saumik Dey (East Bengal) and Cornell Glenn (Lajong) were booked in the match. For East Bengal Khabra had a good match.

ileague 2014-15 pic eastbengal vs Shillong Lajong

R-4: 01.02.2015: EAST BENGAL --- 2-1 ----- SHILLONG LAJONG - (FT.)
KEB : Ranty Martins 28', 69'
SLFC : Glenn 57'

KEB : Subhasish, Deepak, Arnab, Susak, Soumik, Khabra, Sukhwinder, Bertos, Abinash, Ranty Dudu....
SLFC : Rehnesh, Aibor, Tamang, Robin, Pritam, Milan, Joseph, Penn, Boithang, Durgaa, Glenn..... REFEREE : O.P. Thakur.
FT : SCORE LINE : East Bengal 2-1 Shillong Lajong
90': 4 minutes added time.
89': PLAYER CHANGE - EAST BENGAL: Rafi in and Abinash out.
83': Attack of Lajong but alert Raju cleared .
81': Corner to East Bengal,but Abinash's shot cleared by Lajong defense.
79': Glenn shot went wide from Durga Baro's cross.
78': Ibor tackled Dudu danger avoided in front of Lajong goal.
77': Sporting Goa 0-2 Salgaocar ......own goal.
75': Good individual effort of Dudu but his shot saved by Lajong goal keeper Rehnesh.
73': Yellow Card to Sumik Dey of EB for pushing Penn.
72': PLAYER CHANGE - EAST BENGAL: Abranches in and Bertos out.
70': STILL SCORE LINE IS 1-0 for Salgaocar against Sporting in Goa after 72 minutes.
70': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 2-1 Shillong Lajong
.Ranty scored from a long throw in of Raju Gaikoad..
69': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL East Bengal scored their second goal
68': Still the score line is 1-1 at YBK.
67': Durga Bora's long ranger went out.
66': Ranty's shot went out from a forward pass of Bertos.
65': Avinash's head went out from a Dipak centre .
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60': Ulliam and Glenn is leading the Lajong attack.
58': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 1-1 Shillong Lajong
Brilliant back volley of Glenn beat Subhasish, scored between two defender utilizing the total defensive laspe of East Bengal.
56': Glenn's powerful shot went straight to Subhasish.
53': Well cross of Deepak from right towards Ranty but Ranty's header missed the target.
51': Shot of Ulliams went to Subhasish , no damage occured in East Bengal goal
50': A well combine attack of Lajong , Raju cleared by header before Ulliams could reach.
48': Corner earned by Shillong but Uilliams corner cleared.
47': PLAYER CHANGE - SLFC : Uilliams in and Milan Singh out.
46': 2nd half match to start.
45': 2 minutes added time.
42': Raju tackled to Glenn danger avoided in East Bengal defense.
41': Good move of East Bengal but Bertos cross cleared.
40': Score line 0-0 in Goa match between Sporting and Salgaocar.
37': East Bengal dominating now playing numerous small passes
35': East Bengal is leading 1-0 while 0-0 in Sporting vs Salgaocar match.
34': Attack of Lajong - Penn's shot went to Subhasish.
33': Corner kick of Bertos cleared finally from Lajong defenders.
32': Chance Missed to Dudu as his shot well saved by Rehnesh for corner.
32': Aimless pass of Sukhwinder Singh of East Bengal went for a goal kick.
Ranty heads a Bertos cross to give East Bengal the first goal.
28': Soumik well cleared a cross of Penn of Lajong.
27': In Goa Score line is goalless between Sporting and Salgaocar.
26': Abinash's cross cleared by Aibor.
23': Attack of East Bengal, Bertos well passed towards Avinash who failed to trap timely, ball cleared by Lajong defense.
21': A well combined move Ranty and Dudu , but Ranti's shot went wide
20': PLAYER CHANGE - EAST BENGAL : Injured Arnab had to go out and Raju Gaikoad came in.
18': Attack of EB, corner to EB from Ranty's shot.
18': Match resume but East Bengal is playing with 10 men, It's bleeding severely from Arnab's nose
17': Match stopped as Arnab of East Bengal is injured with Glenn in a aerial ball.
16': Score line is goalless also in Goa match between Sporting and Salgaocar after 15 minutes.
15': Still score line is 0-0.
15': Slow pace in the match mainly playing in middle of the pitch. No creative movement by both the teams.
14': Attack of East Bengal Sukhwinder's cross went out.
11': Effort of Penn ex-East Bengal now in Shillong Lajong went out.
10': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 0-0 Shillong Lajong
9': Free kick to Lajong but Boithan's free kick went out.
8': Boithang Haokip of Lajong was tackled by Arnab in East Bengal box.
6': Bertos crossed from left but cleared.
4': Attack of East Bengal from left, Soumik miss pass ball cleared by Lajong defense
3': Attack of Lajong but Pritam's forward pass to Wolef went out.
2': Dudu in action ,dominating in Lajong half area.
1': Match just started as Lajong kicked-off.
0': Today will be the 9th Encounters between the two in I-League Match.
0': Shillong Lajong lost Pune FC 2-5 in their last Match.
0': East Bengal won their last Match 1-0 against Bengaluru FC


East Bengal and Shillong Lajong will going to meet in an I league encounter at Yuba Bharati Kriangan on tomorrow evening. East Bengal after winning the last match against Bangaluru FC, are confident enough to bag three valuable points on Sunday evening. While Shillong Lajong had a debacle in the last match against Pune FC are eager to prove their dominance.

Head to Head in I League
Total Matches - 8
East Bengal Won - 3
Shillong Lajong FC Won 3
Drawn - 2
East Bengal Goals - 10
Shillong Lajong FC Goals - 4

The news from Red and Gold camp is the Nigerian star Dudu Omegbemi are fully fit and he will going to join Ranty Martins in the upfront. The only change are likely in the final eleven will be Bajit Singh Saini going to be replace by Dudu. East Bengal have so far remained unbeaten at Kolkata for 13 consecutive matches in the I League since last season.

In the pre match press conference East Bengal Assistant coach Sujit Chakroborty said, Lajong is a good team but the target is to earn full points on Sunday evening. Speaking on the occasion Ranty Martins said, it's good that Dudu will be back in the squad. The Nigerian feels that the performance of East Bengal will improve as time goes. East Bengal's chief coach Armando Colaco was unwell so he did not attend the pre match press conference.

Shillong Lajong are desperate to regain their their form as their target to gain three points against East Bengal. Lajong had a mixed performance so far can be rated as one of the dark horse of the league. Thangboi Singto , the coach of Shillong Lajong at the pre match press meeting said that it is immensely important that we get three points tomorrow. East Bengal is a strong side and we need to play with a positive frame of mind.Lajong will play as a team to get positive results.

The match will start at 4.30 pm.