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  • 24 November 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal
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  • Although the Red and Golds struggled in the first half, an early goal in the second half, coupled with ONGC getting Singha sent off, meant that this turned into a goal fest.
  • Full Time: East Bengal 5-0 ONGC FC
  • 90' + 3'
    It seems everyone is busy to get his name on the scoresheet...as shots from outside the box is the order of the day!
  • 90' + 2'
    CHANCE!! Robin Singh should have buried that as it is cleared off the line.. Penn finds Naoba with a great ball on the right, who finds Robin in the box but the striker cannot shoot cleanly
  • 90' + 1'
    Outside the box...Khabra takes a pop, but straight to Ghosh...
  • 90'
    CHANCE!!! Robert passes it to Ralte with the goalkeeper out of his line and Adeola at the goal. He tries to chip it but just high...
  • 89'
    With everyone trying his luck to get on the scoresheet! Its EB full back Robert who tries his luck from distance...but his shot is as wide as a full back's gets...
  • 87'
    Khabra plays a ball to Penn who beats his man with ease but shoots wide...
  • 85'
    CHANCE!!Robin Singh now tries to turn provider, as he again has acres of space on the left, and passes it to the onrushing Ralte, as Mehtab plays a dummy. But goal line block from Adeola..
  • 83'
    Goal Robin Singh
    GOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!! Mistake from Adeola as he delays on the pass from his Goalkeep allowing Robin Singh to pounce and then he finishes easily with only the goalkeeper to beat.
  • 82'
    And now Khabra gets into the act as he drives into the box but a top drawer save from Prasenjit Ghosh denies him..
  • 78'
    Substitution Kailash Patil Dhanesh M.C.
  • 78'
    Goal Lalrindika Ralte
    GOOOOOALLL!!!! EB make it 4-0 and they are cruising. Its Manandeep, who is the provider now as he slips in a ball for Ralte, who dribbles past the defenders, and smashes it past the goal keeper who had no chance.
  • 78'
    Assist Manandeep Singh
  • 77'
    Substitution Saumik Dey Robert Lalthlamuana
  • 75'
    CHANCE! Brilliant play from Naoba Singh who breaks down the right and sends a low cross to Robin Singh! His diving header is just wide and hits the side netting.
  • 71'
    CHANCE!!! Great play by Katsumi Yusa as he cuts in past Naoba Singh and lets loose a fierce shot with his right foot. Gurpreet somehow tips it wide for a corner. That could have easily creeped in.
  • 69'
    Substitution Ishfaq Ahmed Lalrindika Ralte
  • 69'
    CHANCE! Kailash Patel breaks down the middle in a rare ONGC attack. He lets the ball to Jatin Bisht who shoots...but straight to Gurpreet.
  • 68'
    Substitution Surabuddin Mollick David Lalrinuamana
  • 66'
    Goal Manandeep Singh
    GOOOOOOALLLLL!! And its Penn again who plays a delightful ball to Manandeep. But he gets the ball as Sachin Gawas makes a hash of his marking role.. Manandeep turns easily and lets it rip beating Prasenjit Ghosh with a brilliant swerving shot
  • 66'
    Assist Penn Orji
  • 63'
    Khabra almost finds Penn with a through ball but Adeola covers well...
  • 61'
    Yellow/Red Sandeep Sangha
  • 60'
    Yellow Card Sandeep Sangha
  • 60'
    And all chances of a comeback are gone for ONGC as central defender Sandeep Sangha picks up two yellow cards within seconds and is sent off.
  • 59'
    Substitution Edeh Chidi Robin Singh
  • 56'
    CHANCE!! And Kenistan misses YET AGAIN as Kailash Patil plays a great ball from the left flank..
  • 54'
    Jatin Singh Bisht tries a long range effort but it strikes Saumik Dey who goes down..
  • 51'
    Goal Penn Orji
    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!! Its Penn Orji who scores past Prosenjit after a great header by Chidi. Uga Okpara had passed the ball to the Nigerian.
  • 51'
    Assist Edeh Chidi
  • 50'
    The match is refusing to flow, as there are fouls galore on either side.
  • 48'
    Freekick won by Yusa and ONGC win a corner after Arnab Mondal heads out the ball from the freekick.
  • 45'
    And we kick off for the second half
  • ONGC meanwhile have looked much more threatening after going a goal down, especially Katsumi Yusa who looks threatening whenever he has the ball.
  • And its Half Time! East Bengal are a goal ahead but Trevor Morgan will certainly not be delighted with the performance on show
  • 45' + 2'
    CHANCE!! What a great ball by Yusa as he slips the ball on for Kailash Patil but Patil fails to get at the end of it, and Gurpreet clears.
  • 45' + 1'
    And Naoba almost makes a hash of it, but he somehow clears the ball as Surabuddin was lurking...on the break Chidi almost gets at the end of the long lofted ball but Prasenjit clears...end to end stuff.
  • 45' + 1'
    The Left Back Bimal Minz takes a long shot after Surabbudin plays him on, but straight to Gurpreet.
  • 45'
    And Ishfaq again breaks down the right, and passes it to Chidi who is shadowed by three defenders but he almost takes them all out of the game by a turn..but it does not come off.
  • 43'
    CHANCE! Kenistan cannot pull the trigger as beautiful interplay by Sachin Gawas and Jatin Singh Bisht meant that Gawas made a good pass
  • 41'
    Play is stopped as Surabuddin goes down. Confusion as EB wanted to play on!
  • 40'
    Chidi tries to slip in a ball for Penn who makes a run but it has just too much pace for Penn to get to it, as Prasenjit can collect.
  • 39'
    Chidi chests the ball back to an onrushing Khabra, but his shot is hopelessly wide...It would probably be better if he had left it for Manandeep..
  • 38'
    ONGC are enjoying a neat spell of dominance as East Bengal fail to launch any meaningful attack as such..
  • 37'
    CHANCE! Katsumi Yusa dribbles in the box with great poise, and slides it back to Kenistan who is unmarked but his shot is very weak and Gurpreet can collect it easily!
  • 37'
    Naoba covers well, as Surabuddin looks to cut in from the left as Yusa plays a great goal.
  • 35'
    Bimal Minz wants to pick up Surabuddin with a long pass, but it just goes out.
  • 33'
    Bad Bad challenge from Mehtab, as he brings down Yusa who was breaking down the middle. Strangely the referee does not book him.
  • 33'
    And Ishfaq again breaks down the right, but his ball to Khabra cannot be picked up, as he slips!
  • 32'
    Freekick to ONGC. Taken by Jatin Bisht but cleared by the EB defense
  • 31'
    Trevor is not happy as he feels Boro had handled the ball, and he remonstrates to the fourth official.
  • 30'
    ONGC look to score the equalizer but their tactic of playing long balls to the wings is not working out.
  • 27'
    Substitution Eric Brown Keniston C
  • 27'
    And it seems Eric Brown is off with an injury. Blow for ONGC just after they conceded the goal!
  • 26'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!! Ishfaq breaks down the right, and heads it to Chidi who turns Sandeep Sangha with ease and beats Prasenjit with ease with a stunning shot.
  • 26'
    Assist Ishfaq Ahmed
  • 24'
    First corner of the match to ONGC...but poorly taken and the EB defense clears easily.
  • 23'
    Manandeep took advantage of Katsumi Yusa's hesitancy in midfield, taking the ball from him, but very good covering by ONGC centre back Sandip Singha
  • 22'
    Naoba drifts in a freekick to the far post, but cleared easily by the ONGC centre backs.
  • 21'
    The match is lacking any kind of flow as it is being punctuated by niggly fouls..
  • 20'
    Both teams are playing bits and pieces football but ONGC are currently down to 10 men as Eric Brown still receives treatment
  • 19'
    Great ball by Chidi on the left to Khabra, who made a run into the box, but his ball into the box left a lot to be desired...
  • 17'
    Yellow Card Penn Orji
  • 17'
    And that was a crunching tackle by Penn Orji from behind on Eric Brown. And Brown is down and reeling on the floor... Here comes the stretcher!
  • 15'
    Yellow Card Eric Brown
  • 15'
    CHANCE!! Khabra almost got his head to Mehtab's free kick on the far post. This was after a foul by Eric Brown.
  • 14'
    Surabuddin breaks down the left, and finds Eric with a good dink over Okpara, but Brown cannot control the ball...
  • 13'
    Great covering by Bimal Minz as he does not allow Chidi into the box.
  • 12'
    Freekick to East Bengal and Mehtab just rolls it, but Jatin Bisht expertly intercepts it.
  • 10'
    Great covering by Sachin Gawas, the ONGC RB to dispossess Manandeep who was clean through on goal.
  • 9'
    Ishfaq takes a long range grounded shot but Prasenjit has no problem in dealing with it.
  • 7'
    Chidi gets the better of Bimal Minz but unfortunately for the EB supporters, the linesman flags for a foul by Chidi
  • 6'
    Sorabuddin tries his luck from outside tbe box but his shot is wide
  • 5'
    Great ball by Eric Brown, but Sorabuddin is offside..
  • 3'
    Long ball to Chidi but well covered by the ONGC defense...
  • 2'
    Surabuddin almost got at the end of the ball but Naoba covered well allowing Gurpreet to collect.
  • 1'
    And we kick off as ONGC look to take another major scalp in continuous weeks...
  • And we are about to kick off..as the teams are out on the pitch..