The red and yellow brigade continued their winning run on the road in I-League as they defeated Shillong Lajong with a comprehensive 3-1 win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Churchill Brothers and Chennai City FC played out a thriller that failed to produce a winner with the match ending 2-2.
It was one of those away games for East Bengal, where the side had to sit back and soak the pressure and wait for the right opportunity. However, Alejandro Menendez’s men showed clinical display in the attacking third with their movements and it was Jobby Justin, who broke the deadlock as early as in the twelfth minute when Lalrindika Ralte’s perfect left-footed cross was headed in by the striker into the net. The opening goal was followed by a flurry of attacks by Shillong Lajong but they couldn’t really break the
The match was far from over for East Bengal still had to defend another half of Shilong’s wave of attacks and their apprehensions were well founded when Rakesh Pradhan pulled one back for the hosts to keep hopes alive. However,
In terms of entertainment, however, it was the other clash of Wednesday that gave fans their money's worth. The first goal of the match came as early in the ninth minute when a
The dead match had suddenly regained its tempo and having the momentum on their side, Churchill went on to get another seven minutes later. Chennai’s goalkeeper committed a huge blunder at the