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EB wins the CFL for a record 39th time
posted on 24.09.2017


Kingfisher East Bengal created another record when they won the CFL 8 years in a row after hoding arch rivals Mohun Bagan 2-2 in their final match at Kanchenjunga Stadium,Siliguri today.Overall they have now won the CFL 39 times.In amatch played under heavy underfoot conditions Mohun Bagan adopted to the conditions quicker and took the lead in the opening minute with a crisp shot by Azharuddin Mallick which was deflected into the net by Carlye Mitchell.After a somewhat even exchanges where Azharuddin and Nikhil Poojary missed goal scoring opportunities at either ends East Bengal restored parity in the 43rd minute - Gabriel Fernandez's set piece was well directed by Lalramchullova to Laldanmawia Ralte to slam the ball home.Mohun Bagan again went ahead in the 47th minute when Ansumana Kromah converted a penalty following a foul on Bayi Stephane Kamo by Mitchell.Kamo missed a sitter soon.East Bengal restored parity in the 63rd minute when Mahmoud Al Amna scored also of a spot kick awarded after he was brought down by Raniyer Fernandez in the prohibited area. Both the teams tallied 23 points from 9 matches but East Bengal have emerged champions (+) 21 goal difference as against Bagan's (+) 15.While Surabuddin Mallick (East Bengal) and Kingshuk Debnath (Mohun Bagan) were given marching orders Mohammed Rafique (East Bengal) and Shilton D'Silva (Mohun Bagan) were booked.

Kingfisher East Bengal - 2 Mohun Bagan - 2

Scorers : EB - Laldanmawia Ralte, Mahmoud Al Amna - Pen
MB - Azharuddin Mallick, Ansumana Kromah-Pen

Assist - Gabriel Fernandez/Lalramchullova
Goalkeeper Saves - Luis Barreto (East Bengal) - 4 saves (2(I),2(O))
Shilton Paul (Mohun Bagan) - 5 saves (2(I),3(O))

Kingfisher East Bengal - Luis Barreto (C)Samad Ali Mallick,Gurwinder Singh,Carlye Mitchell,Lalramchullova,Nikhil Poojary (Surabuddin Mallick - 79'),Mahmoud Al Amna,Mohammed Rafique,Laldanmawia Ralte (Brandon Vanlalremdika - 91'),Willis Plaza,Gabriel Fernandez (Cavin Lobo-58') Coach - Khalid Jamil

Mohun Bagan - Shilton Paul,Arijit Bagui,Kingshuk Debnath (C),Eze Kingsley,Ricky lallawmawna,Rayner Fernandez (Bikramjit Singh 0 82'),Shilton D' Silva,Nikhil Kadam (Chesterpoul Lyngdoh - 62'), Ansumana Kromah,Bayi Stephane Kam, Azharuddin Mallick.

Referee - Ranjit Bakshi

MOM - Laldanmawia Ralte (East Bengal)
Limited no of Tickets for Derby
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Limited no of Tickets for Derby Match which will be held on 24th september at Siliguri, will be available from club counter today after 4 pm. Price- 200/- each.

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