SC East Bengal suffered their third loss on the trot within the Indian Super League as NorthEast United beat them 2-0 on the Tilak Maidan Stadium right here on Saturday.
An personal aim by Surchandra Singh handed NorthEast United a thirty third minute lead in an intense first-half that noticed the crimson-and-gold’s penalty claims being rejected by the referee.
SC East Bengal stepped up their assault after the interval however the Highlanders sealed the difficulty within the harm time with substitute Rochharzela scoring an excellent aim from a counter-assault (90+1).
It was NEUFC’s different substitute VP Suhair who set it up from the correct flank as their diminutive 22-yr-outdated Mizoram midfielder picked up tempo to shoot it previous Debjit Majumder and take them to second place within the desk.
The win took the Highlanders to the second spot with eight factors as they remained unbeaten from 4 matches.
Robbie Fowler’s SC East Bengal had one other spectacular day in possession football and seemed the higher facet however they had been let down by some doubtful refereeing choices as they remained rooted on the backside of the desk with none level from three matches.
Fowler will need to have thought his facet had a penalty within the twentieth minute when Maghoma, after taking a contact within the field, was tripped by Mehta. It seemed like a transparent foul however the referee waved play on.
At the hour mark, SCEB had one other penalty declare when Anthony Pilkington’s shot at aim appeared to have brushed a NEUFC defender’s arm earlier than being parried by the keeper.
SCEB coach Robbie Fowler made a solitary change to his beginning XI which suffered a 0-3 defeat to Mumbai City FC with Sehnaj Singh coming instead of Daniel Fox.
NEUFC coach Gerard Nus continued to shuffle his squad making 5 adjustments to the facet that drew towards FC Goa. Gurmeet, Ashutosh Mehta, Mashoor Shereef, Kwesi Appiah and Ninthoinganba Meetei had been again within the enjoying eleven.
SCEB’s first alternative arrived within the fourth minute from a Jacques Maghoma free-kick however Scot Neville’s header from the close to-submit fell into Gurmeet Singh’s arms.
NEUFC continued to hit their opponents on the counter as they’d in earlier matches. And that tactic paid off on the half-hour mark after they took the lead in a fortuitous method. Appiah made a advantageous run on the correct flank and located Sylla within the field. The striker did not make good contact, however the ball deflected off defender Surchandra Singh’s leg and rolled into the SCEB aim.
Sylla had an opportunity to settle the sport within the 71st minute however with simply the keeper to beat, the Guinean’s shot went vast. But NEUFC finally doubled their lead off a late counter assault.
Suhair Vadakkepeedika picked out Rochharzela within the field and the teen discovered the again of the web to finish SCEB’s hopes.