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  • 2 February 2013
  • • 14:00
  • • Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    CHANCE! East Bengal survive a major scare! Pritam Kotal was unmarked in the box but his shot just went high from point blank range.
  • 90' + 4'
    Alwyn tries to dribble past three players but goes down waiting for the referee to give a foul. But to no avail.
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Thockchom Singh
  • 90' + 2'
    Almost disaster for East Bengal! As Abhijit fumbles from a back header from Gurwinder with Alwyn ready to pounce. But he holds it second time.
  • 90' + 1'
    Snapshot from Penn Orji but gone wide over the bar. East Bengal are looking tentative.
  • 88'
    Corner to Pailan Arrows. Tirthankar to take it.Cleared for another but Abhijit holds on well for the second time.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionM. Singh Shaiju Mon
  • 86'
    And now Mehtab is down and the crowd screams for a booking but the referee does not relent.
  • 83'
    Boring play as EB look to defend and just clear from the defense with no outlet, and Pailan are coming on them incessantly.
  • 79'
    Great take from Tirthankar off a Kotal long through ball. But his cross into the box is cleared by Okpara.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionDhanpal Ganeshan Sumit Passi
  • 77'
    SubstitutionDhanpal Ganeshan Sumit Passi
  • 77'
    Pailan trying to press home the advantage but East Bengal still look to score another and put the game to bed.
  • 76'
    Red Card Manandeep Singh
  • 74'
    Ugly scenes as a Pailan player is left reeling on the ground! Its Pronay Haldar. And the ref red cards Manandeep!
  • 73'
    Penn's introduction has allowed East Bengal to keep the ball on the ground and pass it around. He wins a corner for the team.
  • 73'
    Chidi breaks down the left, but does something that is in between a shot and a cross, but is neither.
  • 72'
    Good bit of play from Penn down the right who tries to cross it to Manandeep but Pritam Kotal intercepts and the ball falls to Ralte whose long range piledriver goes over the bar.
  • 69'
    Tirthankar tries to hit a first time flick towards Holicharan but the India Youngster is offside.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionV. Kumar Tirthankar Sarkar
  • 68'
    EB try to build from the left as Ralte and Saumik try to link up, but Ralte's cross towards Chidi at the far post is well read by Narayan Das who clears.
  • 67'
    Some great defending from Pailan as Pritam Kotal intercepts once again as Manandeep runs across.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionC. Lobo Penn Orji
  • 65'
    SubstitutionSubodh Kumar Mehtab Hossain
  • 65'
    Good bit of play from Ralte who flicks it over his marker, before playing a through pass towards Chidi. But Pritam Kotal is upto the task as he intercepts
  • 64'
    Prabir Das with an effort on goal from afar but not torubling Abhijit at all!
  • 63'
    SubstitutionAndrew Barisic Manandeep Singh
  • 62'
    Ralte's cross from the right can only be palmed clear for a corner by Soram who is having a pretty good game.
  • 61'
    Great header from Shouvik Ghosh as the ball would reach Andrew Barisic if he did not intercept.
  • 59'
    And Pailan break. Alwyn tries to cut inside but Gurwinder clears.
  • 57'
    CHANCE! good bit of play from East Bengal! Subodh Kumar dances down the right before finding Cavin Lobo with a great ball. Lobo's first time shot is well saved by Soram who pulls off another save from Chidi from close range. How did Chidi MISS that?
  • 54'
    Long ball from Gurwinder towards Saumik, but strangely he leaves it allowing Saumik Dey to come and challenge.
  • 53'
    Brace yourselves! Another long throw from Vishal Kumar! Cleared first time for yet another throw!More effective this time as Abhijit mistimes his jump but Prabir Das cant get his shot on target.
  • 51'
    Alwyn George almost made space for himself down the right from the throw in, but unfortunately he slipped.
  • 50'
    Prabir Das wins a freekick and Narayan Das again to swing it in but he fails t o clear the first marker.
  • 49'
    Lung bursting run from Saumik Dey on the left and he wants a one two with Chidi but Chidi cannot return the pass.
  • 48'
    Narayan Das breaks down the left and his shot is blocked only to fall to Holicharan who hits it first time but Abhijit can hold on.
  • 46'
    Both teams trying to thread through balls to the strikers but to no avail.
  • 46'
    And we kick off!
  • Arthur Papas will be happy with the way his team have played but will rue Holicharan missing that golden chance at the end. Trevor Morgan will look to possibly ask his players to keep the ball on the field of play.
  • And we are almost ready to kick off as the players are making their way on the field.
  • 45' + 2'
    CHANCE! Chidi leaves it for Lobo who comes on the outside, on the left but his powerful effort whizzes over the bar.
  • 45' + 1'
    Snapshot from Pronay but has gone high. He tried to hit it first time on a volley but the ball was always rising.
  • 45'
    Good bit of pressure from Pailan as Alwyn and Holicharan show some good footwork. This culminates in a Long throw from Vishal Kumar but this time the referee blows for a foul on an East Bengal player.
  • 44'
    Great ball from Narayan Das to find the run of Holicharan who was clearly onside there but his weak shot results in only a corner for Pailan Arrows.
  • 43'
    Good strong play from Pailan as they are launching themselves into tackles..
  • 42'
    String of mispasses as both teams are giving up possession...
  • 41'
    Offsides on either end! First its Barisic and then its Alwyn George as Milan tries to play a through!
  • 40'
    Narayan Das takes the ball off Chidi and finds Alwyn with a pass for Pailan to break. But Alwyn's pass is intercepted before the move can develop.
  • 38'
    Subodh Kumar finds Barisic with a great through ball and he tries to find Chidi in the box, but it is well read by Pritam Kotal who clears.
  • 37'
    Naryan Das swings in a freekick from the right, and it almost finds Holicharan but cleared by Gurwinder.
  • 35'
    Subodh Kumar with a cross, trying to find Barisic but thats gone way over
  • 32'
    Goal Lalrindika Ralte
    And East Bengal have taken the lead! What a poacher's goal. Chidi does all the good work down the left and he slides a ball in which Soram misses and Ralte smashes it in.
  • 32'
    And East Bengal have taken the lead! What a poacher's goal. Chidi does all the good work down the left and he slides a ball in which Soram misses and Ralte smashes it in.
  • 30'
    Barisic with an audacious effort at goal from almost near the half line having seen Soram off the line but just went wide.
  • 30'
    And Barisic is offside again much to the discontent of the crowd!
  • 29'
    Naoba Singh tries to find Chidi on the far post but the Pailan defense stand strong to clear.
  • 27'
    Naryan Das tries to play Alwyn George who is in acres of space but obviously he is offside as the referee raises the flag.
  • 26'
    And Prtiam Kotal's mistimed interception is cleared by Shouvik but only falls to Barisic. Thankfully he is offside for Pailan.
  • 25'
    Milan Singh's freekick to the far post is cleared well by Gurwinder before Holicharan could get a head to it.
  • 24'
    Yellow Card Sanju Pradhan
  • 23'
    Good bit of play from Barisic. He does not allow Shouvik Ghosh to get to the ball but instead passes it to the onrushing Cavin Lobo who has made a late run who gives it back. His shot is saved by Soram.
  • 22'
    Snapshot from Chidi from outside the box but again no direction to it, only power.
  • 20'
    Prabir Das's speculative chip almost found Pronay Haldar in the box..Pailan the better side now!
  • 19'
    Milan Singh swings it in, but the fall falls to Holicharan in the box whose glancing header is just wide.
  • 18'
    Great take from Alwyn as he dribbles past Naoba but Gurwinder toe pokes it for a corner.
  • 17'
    Another long throw from Vishal and Holicharan almost made the most of it..
  • 16'
    Sanju tries to dink a ball in but neither Chidi nor Barisic goes to chase!
  • 14'
    And Cavin Lobo crosses to Edeh Chidi who heads it straight to the goalkeeper! But then Chidi was already offside.
  • 13'
    Long speculative effort from Holicharan just outside the box but gone hopelessly wide.
  • 11'
    Finally Pailan trying to keep the ball among themselves and enjoy some possession.
  • 10'
    Concerted EB pressure! Snapshot from Cavin Lobo but just wide, to Soram's left.
  • 7'
    Penalty Goal Edeh Chidi
    Chidi steps up and BANG! What a powerful shot! Soram had no chance!! GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! And we are all level here.
  • 7'
    Yellow Card S. Anganba
  • 6'
    And we are having everything here NOW! Chidi has been brought down in the box by Soram who comes out of the line but instead of getting the ball gives away a PENALTY
  • 3'
    And East Bengal are trying to build up some pressure as they win a corner and maintain play in the Pailan half.
  • 2'
    Goal Alwyn George
    And what do you know! Pailan have Scored off a long throw.... R Vishal Kumar with the throw and Holicharan headed it back to goal and a simple tap in for Alwyn at the far post.
  • 1'
    And we kick off with Holcharan inexplicably sending it out for a throw in!
  • And the players have taken the field and we are almost ready to go!
  • East Bengal are in their traditional Red and Gold strip while Pailan Arrows look sparkling in their all white outfit.
  • Deepak Devrani is still missing from the Arrows defense and with Prathamesh Maulingkar having joined Dempo, the only recognizable face in central defense is captain Shouvik Ghosh.
  • Subs: Pailan: Tirthankar, Ravi Kumar, Shaiju Mon, Sumeet Passi, Simranjit Singh, Avinabo Bag, Sonu EB: Gurpreet,Raju Gaikwad, Penn Orji, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Mehtab, Baljit, Manandeep
  • Penn Orji and Mehtab are available on the bench and might as well be introduced if things are not going for them.
  • Arnab Mondal is unavailable due to suspension and it seems Trevor Morgan has taken the pre emptive step in not playing Penn Orji and Mehtab Hussein who are a booking away from missing the big game next week - The Kolkata Derby
  • Lineups: Pailan Arrows: Soram; Naryan,Pritam,Shouvik,Prabir; Pronay,D Ganesh, Milan, Vishal; Alwyn,Holicharan East Bengal: Abhijit; Naoba,Gurwinder,Uga,Saumik; Subodh,Sanju,Cavin,Ralte; Barisic,Chidi
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