East Bengal’s hopes of the first four are difficult! With 13 points from 14 matches, ISL remained in the tenth position in the list.SC EastBengal landed in glory in a yellow striped jersey for the first time in mixed black. However, the goal-scoring skills required to win the match seem to be missing somewhere in the red-yellow game against FC Goa. As a result, Robbie Fowler’s team had to be satisfied by drawing the match even though they were supposed to win by at least four goals. The result of the game is 1-1.
To keep the play-off hopes alive, SC East Bengal had to win the Goa match. At the press conference on the day before the match, the assistant coach of the red-yellow team Tony Grant made it clear! The match against Goa was therefore an undeclared death struggle for SC East Bengal. There, the red-yellow brigade paid compensation for one mistake after another. The match ended 1-1.At the very beginning of the match, FC East Bengal’s Nayar Das forgot the FC Goa defenders and entered the D-box with the ball. The opponent was forced to throw him. As a result, the red-yellow who got on the field for the first time in New Jersey got a penalty. However, the experienced Anthony Pilkington failed to score from the spot kick. Then FC Goa took over the game. In the first ten minutes, SC East Bengal scored a number of positive attacks on the goal.
Red& Gold goalkeeper Devjit Majumder saved all the balls with great skill. After 15 minutes, Robbie Fowler’s team suddenly increased the tension in the game. Bright Enobakhare & Co. also came very close to the goal more than once. However, the Kolkata club could not score any more goals.Penalty lost at the beginning, missed the chance to score more than one goal in the whole match! And round digestive disease forgetting to maintain throughout the season. Due to these mistakes, SC East Bengal had to leave the field after drawing one more match in the current ISL. As a result, East Bengal could not beat Goa in 30 minutes. The draw made it difficult for the red-yellow brigade to get a chance in the first four. SC East Bengal got a penalty for fouling the opponent at the beginning of the match.
But Pilkington squandered that opportunity. Goalkeeper Dhiraj jumped in the opposite direction but Pilkington shot out. Red & Gold managed to win against Goa by scoring a goal in this shot. A star like Pilkington by nature, he has become a villain to the fans after missing a simple foreign penalty.On the other hand, in the 39th minute of the match, FC Goa’s Eger Angulo got the ball in the gap and scored the goal. This is his tenth goal in the tournament. FC Goa entered the field with another strategy in the second half. The first five minutes of the ball were completely kept to themselves. However, SC East Bengal gradually returned to the game. Robbie Fowler’s team also increased the pressure on the attack. Led by Bright Anobakhar, FC Goa started picking up one attack after another in the goal.
Kolkata club took consecutive corners and free kicks. SC East Bengal got a free kick outside the Goa box in the 65th minute. Captain Danny Fox equalized for SC East Bengal with a goal in the perfect set piece. A minute later, FC Goa captain Edu Bedia was forced to leave the field after receiving a second yellow card for a heinous foul against red-yellow forward Anthony Pilkington. In the last thirty minutes, SC East Bengal held Goa by ten wickets. Bright Enobachere, Jacques Maghoma continued to flaunt the FC Goa defense with the magic of great feet by constantly attacking.
Red-yellow with the goal open at least five times. But Rory Fowler’s team did not succeed. Fans are naturally not happy with such performances across the league. Fans have vented their anger on social media after the match. In all, SC East Bengal got only 13 points after 14 matches in the league. In front of Robbie Fowler’s team after only 6 matches.Later. One tough opponent after another in these 6 matches ahead. From Bangalore to Jamshedpur, from Hyderabad to Mohun Bagan-Northeast and lastly Orissa. As a result, there is no hope of being in the top four of the league this year due to poor performance from the beginning in the first ISL.