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2017-08-12     08:38:48pm


Defending champions East Bengal kick start the season in winning way under new coach Khalid Jamil.


In the opening match of the 119th edition Calcutta Football League title defender, East Bengal defeated debutant Rainbow AC 4-1 at home ground on Saturday evening.
 

Confident East Bengal took the lead in the 18th minute through VP Suhair who stroke again in  the 43rd and  46th minute to complete his hat trick  assisted by Laldanmawia on both the occassion.
 

Debutant Rainbow had no clue how to bounce back and got another scare in the 72nd minute, this time it was Brandon who found the net.
 

Rainbow AC however manged to pull back one through a right footer from Chottu Mondal in the 77th minute.
 

The win handed  Khalid Jamil side the perpect start of the season.