I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Salgaocar beat East Bengal 3-1 at home.

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07.02.2014: SALGAOCAR SC --- ( 3-1 )--- EAST BENGAL (FT..)
SAL : Douhou 42, Duffy 45, Brian Maskarenhas 65'
KEB : Dudu 77'

SAL : Subrata, Rosario, Kasonde, Augustin, Gurjinder, Gilbert, Duffy, Douhou, Rocus, Clifton, Mascarenhas.
KEB: Subashish, Deepak, Raju, Sukhwinder, Susak, Saumik, Khabra, Joaquim, Avinash, Ranti, Dudu.
Referee: Bishnu Chauhan


Salgaocar Sports Club of Goa registered an important win against the Kolkata outfit East Bengal by a margin of 3-1 in an important match at Goa today. With this win Salgaokar climbs up to the third position with eight points from five matches, whereas East Bengal came down fifth position of the League table with seven points from four matches.

This is the second consecutive victory of Salgaokar after winning against Sporting Clube. The Goan side utilized the defensive gaps in the Red and Gold central defense and convert the opportunities. The East Bengal deep defense were rather a mere spectator and hardly had any answer against the team combination of Salgaokar and individual brilliance of Dariel Duffy and Douhou Pierre. East Bengal are playing their second tournament after a set back at the Federation Cup. But the team combination and the cohesion between the departments are totally lacking. Even the footballers are not fit enough to play a ninety minutes football match.

Salgaocar, however, drew first blood in the 43rd minute when Douhou and Duffy combined to create an opportunity for Douhou, who after controlling a pass from Duffy, beat Deepak Mondal with a deft touch and then slammed the ball inside an open goal.

Salgaocar made it 2-0 at the stroke of half time. Gilbert Oliveira essayed a ball from the left and Duffy was on hand to beat his marker Milan Susak before picking out the top corner of the goal. Salgaocar who enhanced their lead in the 65th minute after a faulty clearance from Gurwinder Singh landed nicely at the feet of Brian, who found the mark with an angular left-footer. Dudu reduced the margin for East Bengal when he scored at the 76th minute of the match.

FULL TIME Salgaocar beat East Bengal 3-1
90'+2':Players Change in Salgaocar: Pawan Kumar in place of Gilbert Oliviera
90'+1':Chance to Rafique but he is in offside position. 8th OFFSIDE by East Bengal.
90':3 minutes of added time
Hero of the Match: Brian Mascharenas
88':Players Change in Salgaocar: Jason in place of Douhou
88':Khabra's shot, went wide
87':Saumik's cross, staright to Subrata
86':Jaoquim's cross from right flank, flying header of Kasonde cleared the ball
85':Brilliant chance to Duffy, but his wasted pass did not find Douhou
82':Players Change in Salgaocar: Bikash Jairu in place Brian Mascarenhas
81':In other two matches results so far as follows, Mohun Bagan 1-0 Pune FC while Royal Wahingdoh 1-1 Dempo SC
80':Chance to Dudu, but good block in defence
78':Attack of Dudu and Ranty, good clearance by Kasonde
77':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Dudu reduced one for EB
76':Players Change in EB: Subodh Kumar in place of Sukhwinder
74':Raju's header from corner, went over the bar
73':Gurjinder's free kick, easy for Subhasish
72':tackle to Duffy, free kick to Salgaocar
70':Score remains still same. Salgaocar leading 3-0
66':Clifton looks injured, match stopped
65':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Brian Mascarenhas scored for Salgaocar. Good cross and Deepak is not in his position. Unmarked Brian finish it well
63':Players Change in EB: Md. Rafique in place of Avinas
62':Raju's long throw-in, Ranty's header just wide
60':EB's move, pass to Avinas, but he failed to hold it one
55':Avinas's long corner, cleared in defence
54':Raju's long throw-in, Dudu's header cleared and another corner to EB
54':Brilliant free kick by Avinas but ball cleared in defence
53':Yellow Card to Gilbert for his tackle against Avinas
51':Avinas's cross, cleared in defence
50':Gilbert's long ranger, went wide
49':East Bengal's attack, Sukwinder's wasted pass, straight to Subrata
47':Avinas's cross, Dudu's header went over the bar
46':Second half resumed
46':Players Change in EB: Gurwinder in place of Milan Susak
HALF TIME Salgaocar leading 2-0 against East Bengal at the end of first half
45':2 minutes added time
45':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Brilliant pass of Gilbert and a brilliant finish by Duffy
44':Another corner to Salgaocar
42':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Good one to one of Duffy and Douhou, Douhou finished it brilliantly
40':Score remains still goalless
38':Gilbert's corner, ball cleared as Clifton is in offside position
37':Salgaocar's move results a corner.
36':In another match Royal Wahingdoh looked more aggressive against Dempo SC
34':Rocus's free kick, cleared in defence
33':Bad tackle of Milan to Rocus, free kick to Salgaocar
31':Brilliant save by Subrata from corner
30':Another corner to East Bengal
29':Score remains still goalless
26':Dudu's pass to Ranty, but he is in OFFSIDE position
24':Avinas's weak right footed shot, went wide
23':Avinas's cross, left footed weak shot of Ranty, Subrata save the ball
22':Attack through Brian, Joaquim cleared the ball
18':Avinas's cross from left, Dudu's header just over the bar
16':Brilliant run of Mascarenhas from left flank, good move but defence cleared the ball
14':In two others I league matches between Mohun Bagan vs Pune FC and Royal Wahingdoh vs Dempo SC, Score remains still goalless
12':Chance to Duffy, good tackle by Raju. Subhasish save the ball. Appeal for Penalty but referee denied it
12':Pass to find Clifton, but he is in offside position
11':Avinas's cross, good save by Subrata
9':Move through Dudu, good block in defence
7':Cross in EB box, Raju's header cleared the ball
6':Long ranger of Joaquim, Subrata save the ball
5':Clifton tried a long ranger, went wide
4':Brilliant move through Ranty and Dudu, but Dudu is in OFFSIDE position
3':Long pass of Saumik to find Ranty, Kasonde's header finds Subrata
2':Avinas's corner, cleared in defence
1':EB's corner in early minutes
0': Kick off


East Bengal and Salgaocar Sports Club will going to meet in one of the most important encounter of I league on Saturday evening at Pandit Jawharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa. East Bengal are eager to register their third consecutive win, while Dereek Perira’s target is to earn full points in order to climb up the I League table.

Head to Head in NFL/I League
Total Matches - 34
Salgaocar Club Won - 11
East Bengal Won - 10
Drawn - 13
Salgaocar Goals - 39
East Bengal - 38 goals

Last Two Meetings n I League
01.11.2013 : East Bengal 2-3 Salgaocar Club
KEB : James Moga,Semilen Doungel
SAL : Karma T, Francis Fernandes, Clifton Dias

11.12.2013 : Salgaocar Club 0-0 East Bengal

After winning the last two matches at Kolkata Red and Gold will be playing their second away match against one of the contenders of the League. East Bengal are currently placed at the third position of the league are yet to combine as a unit. The gap between the central defenders and the midfielders are allowing the opponents to play a number of passes in the danger zone of East Bengal. Mehtab Hossain and Arnab Mondal will be out of the squad as they are nursing their injury. Though the success of East Bengal will depend on their duo Nigerian strikers Ranty Martins and Dudu Omegbemi.

The assistance coach of the East Bengal, Sujit Chakravarty who attended the pre-match conference in place of Armando Colaco, stated "We have been together only since the Federation Cup but we have made a good start after we drew our first match here in Goa.

Salgaokar after having a slow start in the League, won the last match against Spoting Clube by a brace. Deerick Perira's target is to earn full points against East Bengal and advance further in the league table. Salgoacar are currently placed at the fifth position from four matches are playing as a unit since from the beginning of the season. Deerick Perira depends a lot on Dohu Peire the striker from Ivoty Coast, who has the capability to transform the game at any point of time.

Salgaokar's coach while interacting at the pre match press meeting said, "East Bengal have a very strong side despite the injuries and by far the best strike force in the country. We will have to be at our absolute best, specially in defense and give it over a 100% to come out with a result. "We have improved with every passing game I'm happy to have got some points on the board given the number of players we have missed through injury".