The Calcutta football league ended today with a high action packed match at the Kanchenjunga football stadium, Siliguri between the two giants Kingfisher East Bengal and Mohun Bagan A.C . with a 2-2 draw.
The match started profoundly with the men in maroon playing high attacking football right from the very beginning, with their very first goal coming off from a U23 player Azaharuddin at the 5th min of the game.
As the game carried forward the Bagan players looked more attacking posing some serious threats into the opposition half.
However Khalid´s men remained intact, building their composure, retaining ball possession which eventually awarded them a free kick at the 11th min.
However, the free kick posed no serious threats as it was easily defended by the Bagan players. As the match entered into the 25 min khalid´s men once again came up with a great attack which was again put into safety by the Bagan goalkeeper.
With almost 20 more mins remaining in the first half the Mohun Bagan players were once again looking quite dominating when a free kick was awarded to East Bengal in the 43rd min.
The free kick was taken by Gabriel Fernandes who put in a beautiful cross for Lalram Chullova who then provided a wonderful assist for Laldan Mawiaralte the goalscorer to put East Bengal into a one-one draw.
Just as the second half started, the match became more entertaining with a penalty awarded to Mohun Bagan for a foul by C.Mitchelle inside the 18-yard box. Ghanefo took the penalty with brace providing Bagan a much-needed lead in the game.
The first substitution came from the East Bengal side with Cavin Lobo coming in for Gabriel Fernandes.Just before another substitution, a yellow card was given to K. Debnath for a serious foul on Willis. Mohun Bagan too had their substitution come on in the 17th min with Lyngdoh replacing Nikhil.
Just a few minutes after the substitution Bagan faced another blow as they conceded a penalty which the East Bengal no 6 Al Amna took full advantage off to equalize.
The game could not be more dramatic as the Mohun Bagan full back Debnath was sent off by the referee at the 37 min of the second half With both teams trying their best to score, the game took its another dramatic turn when the freshly subbed S .Mallick of East Bengal was sent off after receiving a red card at the 40th mins.
With just a few minutes left on the clock khalid´s men were able to hold Mohun Bagan to a 2-2 draw which was all they needed to win the Calcutta Football League for the eighth consecutive time in a row.
Full Time: East Bengal 2-2 Mohun Bagan
90+4: Substitution for East Bengal: Brandoonvan Lalredika IN Laldan Mawiaralte OFF
84: Surabuddin Mallick picks his second yellow
84: Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Bikramjit singh IN Raynier Fernandes OFF
83: Kinshuk Debnath received his second yellow
83: Surabuddin Mallick- East Bengal
77: Substitution for East Bengal: Surabuddin Mallick IN and Nikhil C Poojary OFF
65: Al Alma score scores from Penalty Spot. East Bengal 2-2 Mohun Bagan
62: Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Chesterpaul lyngdoh IN and Nikhil Kadam OFF
61: Kinshuk Debnath
53 Substitution for East Bengal: Cavin Lobo IN and Gabriel Fernandes OUT
49: Carlyledeon Mitchell
49: Ghanefo Ansuma Kromma scores from Penalty. Mohun Bagan lead 2-1
46: East Bengal takes the second half underway....
Teams line up for the CFL Kolkata Derby: East Bengal: Luisxavier Barreto, Samad Ali Mallick, Gurwinder Singh, Carlyledeon Mitchell, Lalram Chullova, MD Rafique, MD. Al Amna, Laldan Mawiaralte, Nikhil C Poojary, Willis Deon Plaza, Gabriel Fernandes Subs: Dibyendu Sarkar, Arnab Kumar Mondal, Cavin Lobo, Tanmoy Ghosh, Brandoonvan Lalredika, Richard Coasta, Jobby Justin, Surabuddin Mallick, Yamilongvah
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