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  • 14 March 2014
  • • 17:00
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal
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  • Disappointing display from East Bengal who only get a point at home.
  • 90' + 3'
    Another long throw in from Raju Gaikwad, another easy clearance by Lajong.
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow CardArnab Mondal
  • 90' + 1'
    Uilliams tries to hit a overhead kick there but fails to make contact in the box.
  • 90'
    Robert with a long ball in the box but Ralte sees it through
  • 88'
    SubstitutionShylo Malswamtulunga Baljit Sahni
  • 87'
    SubstitutionBoithang Haokip Subhash Singh
  • 86'
    Can Shillong survive the late East Bengal charge as they are desperate for a goal there.
  • 84'
    RAAAALTE! Lovely shot on the half volley. His left footed strike goes straight to Ralte who somehow tips it over for a corner. East Bengal are pressing for a goal and the tired Lajong goals cant contend with them.
  • 82'
    LOVELY THROUGH BALL FROM Robert there. He threads it through so many white shirts leaving Doungel with only the goalie to beat. But what does Len do, he drags his shot wide.
  • 81'
    Ralte chips it over the Lajong defense with both Moga and Chidi free but the goalie is first to it.
  • 80'
    CHANCE! Sueoka twists and turns but strikes it over the bar.
  • 79'
    Chidi tries to power his way to the ball but its again great holding play by Son.
  • 78'
    Sueoka again tries to go down the right but Fanai has the hold of him again.
  • 78'
    Fanai plays in a ball into the box and Tuboi leaves it for Uilliams to lunge to the ball but Arnab stays strong.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionJames Moga Seminlen Doungel
  • 76'
    Ralte with another shot from outside the box but high and wide.
  • 75'
    Another Raju mistake and Uilliams almost gets on the end to shoot but fails
  • 74'
    CHANCE! Great play by Chidi there who uses his body well and then plays a lovely through ball down the right wing for Mama to chase. But Fanai gets the run on him and clears.
  • 72'
    East Bengal try to buld from the left wing and Robert and Ralte try to play an one two but well seen and out for a throw in.
  • 72'
    Long throw by Tuboi. Cleared to Hmar outside the box but he hits it high and wide.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionRedeem Tlang Durga Boro
  • 70'
    Moga almost flicks it on to find Sueoka but Jibon gets to the ball firstt and clears.
  • 70'
    Yet another corner. Well met by the EB defense who clear it
  • 69'
    Good tackle by Arnab as Uilliams was clean through
  • 68'
    Chidi! Thats comical timing mixed with skill. He goes down but still manages to turn and shoot but shoots wide.
  • 67'
    Uilliams in another tangle with Raju but the ref is again not interested.
  • 66'
    Uilliams goes romping forward but is clumsily brought down by Raju, but the referee is not interested in spite of the protests.
  • 65'
    Taisuke tries to release Tuboi with a through ball but well heralded out by Abhijit who sees it go out for a goal kick.
  • 64'
    Sueoka tries to put a ball in but easily cleared by Jibon Singh
  • 62'
    Great play by Uilliams as he twists and turns and plays it on for Haokip to attack but intercepted well by Raju
  • 61'
    A Raju Gaikwad mistake had given Boithang time to break but he wastes too much time allowing the Red and Golds defense to regroup.
  • 58'
    Ralte tries to hit it from outside the box but his right footed shot goes wide.
  • 57'
    Chidi does well to cut in but wastes too much time before releasing the ball, striking it across Son's hand. They claim for a handball but to no avail.
  • 54'
    Lajong attack and Uilliams is cynically brought down by Cavin Lobo. Haokip to strike it. He hits the wall. Gets a second chance but finds Tuboi who is offside.
  • 52'
    ANOTHER CHANCE! Robert with a terrific effort but goes wide. A diving Ralte tries to get his get his foot and direct it.
  • 50'
    CHANCE! LOOOOOBO! He should have scored there but he drags it wide. This was after some terrific hold up play by Chidi who goes to the ground but somehow managed to keep the ball from Son. Lobo drives forward after taking the ball but drags it wide.
  • 49'
    East Bengal fail to make anything of the set pieces too. Ralte's ball is easily cleared in spite of having the bodies in the box.
  • 48'
    Now time for a Shillong Lajong freekick! Uilliams to swing it in and he gets in back but Naoba stands strong.
  • 47'
    East Bengal take a quick freekick and tries to play in Mama but out for a throw in. And time for a Gaikwad special now.
  • 46'
    And we have begun the second half.
  • 14'
    And MOGA was clean through there but he is given offside. Replays show that he was ON.
  • Singto will want more of the same with more accuracy in front of goal, while Armando will need to find a bit of creativity in a team bereft of one.
  • 45' + 1'
    And we come to the end of the half. Although East Bengal did come back in the fag end of the half, it was all Lajong all through out.
  • 45'
    CHANCE! Moga with a towering header off a Mama cross but Robin Gurung just puts him off enough for it to go wide.
  • 44'
    CHANCE! TWIN CHANCES! Brilliant trickery from the Brazilian Uiliams as he sends in a lovely cross for Redeem Tlang to head it. But he heads it straight to Abhijit from point blank range. Tuboi makes a hash of it from the rebound too.
  • 42'
    Uiliams tries to flick it on for Tuboi after a neat pass by Taisuke but Raju intercepts and EB on the break
  • 41'
    And the referee comes in the way as Uiliams and Tuboi look to build well from the left but Taisuke who gets the ball is brought down.
  • 38'
    And as soon as thats said, James Moga takes a back header but its over. It was Mama with the cross..
  • 37'
    The East Bengal forwards fail to strike up any kind of partnership today and the front line looks lacklustre.
  • 35'
    Tuboi puts a cross in th ebox but before it can reach Uilliams, Raju clears it fro a corner. Haokip's ensuing delivery is headed out by Son.
  • 34'
    Good bit of strength from Chidi to hold the ball up and he passes it in the box. Son's clearance goes to Sueoka whose hurried shot allows Moga to almost strike it but he too cannot get his shot away.
  • 33'
    Colaco's gamble of Subodh Kumar does not pay off and he puts in Cavin Lobo to wrest midfield control where Hmar and Taisuke are dominating.
  • 31'
    SubstitutionSubodh Kumar C. Lobo
  • 30'
    And now Tuboi with a header but straight to Abhijit. Lajong are really pressing well here. East Bengal are clueless.
  • 29'
    CHANCE! Smashing shot by Haokip from outside the box. He hits a thunderous half volley which fortunately goes straight to Abhijit allowing him to tip it over.
  • 28'
    Tuboi tries his own brand of long throw but cleared by Arnab.
  • 26'
    Good blocking by Son who keeps Moga at bay as Robert plays a ball towards him.
  • 25'
    Armando angrily gesticulating on the touchline, asking his team to go forward! Its all Lajong now.
  • 22'
    On the break Tuboi puts in a great through ball for Uiliams to chase and he drags his shot wide.
  • 22'
    CHANCE! Missed control by Jibon allows Moga to almost get at the end of it, but careful keeping by Ralte to grab it.
  • 22'
    Robert puts a terrific ball in the box and Moga's header cannot be seized on time by Sueoka who was lurking there.
  • 19'
    In a rare foray into the Shillong half, Fanai defends well and goes for a throw in. Time for one of Raju's customary LONG THROWS. Moga leaves it for Chidi whose looping shot goes wide.
  • 17'
    CHANCE! Haokip with a terrific freekick from the left and Minchol Son should have got his head to it, would have been a sure goal. Abhijit still parries it, but the East Bengal defense recover in time.
  • 15'
    Fanai with a cross in the box and Taisuke heads it but wide off the post.
  • 15'
    Ralte tries to play on Chidi but his first touch lets him down.
  • 14'
    Lajong are keeping the ball. East Bengal try to take it away but fail on a couple of occasions at least.
  • 12'
    After Son puts his body on the line to block Moga and he initiates the break. Uiliams lays it off to Tuboi but finally there is a turnover but Chidi cannot keep possession.
  • 10'
    And another block from Son as Moga lines up a shot
  • 10'
    A mistake from Jibon Singh almost allows Sueoka to seize on the advantage but he recovers well and Moga cannot seize the opportunity.
  • 9'
    Lajong look adventurous going forward and there might be trouble for East Bengal as Chidi and Moga are isolated so far.
  • 6'
    Yet another ball into the box from the half line. Tlang with a header but straight to Abhijit. Shillong are growing in confidence.
  • 4'
    And that was CLOSE! Uiliams sends it through the wall. The goalkeeper parries it onto the post. Danger averted. Corner too could have created danger but averted.
  • 3'
    And a silly foul to give way from 30 yards. Uiliams to strike the ball from a freekick.
  • 1'
    And we are underway with East Bengal looking sharp.
  • Shillong Lajong subs: Passah,Milan,Subash,Lallawmzuala,Gaptoh,Vinay,Boro
  • East Bengal subs: Vashum,Gurwinder,Doungel,Cavin,Abhra,Saumik,Baljit
  • Shillong Lajong: Ralte(c); Hmar,Son,Jibon,Tlang; Taisuke,Tuboi,Gurung; Uilliams,Fanai,Haokip
  • East Bengal: Abhijit;Naoba,Raju,Arnab,Robert(c); Mama,Subodh,Sueoka, Ralte; Moga,Chidi
  • We are about ten minutes away from kickoff. And we have the lineups.
  • It seems the entire Bengaluru team are in the audience. Bengaluru were in action yesterday when they won against United Sports Club in Kalyani. 
  • Welcome to Goal's LIVE commentary as East Bengal host Shillong Lajong at the Salt Lake Stadium. Armando Colaco will look to keep the winning run going continuing on from the victory against Mohammedan Sporting