East Bengal trounce Tollygunge
Defending champions East Bengal toyed with a weak defence to trounce Tollygunge Aggragami 5-1
in a fifth National Football League match at the Salt Lake
stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Dipankar Roy scored two goals while striker Omalaja
Olalekin, Bijen Singh and Jose Carlos netted a goal each for
East Bengal in a lop-sided contest, which saw the glamour club
dictate terms from the beginning.
After being at the receiving end of the East Bengal
assaults for most part of the contest, striker Moses Owira
scored the consolation goal for Tollygunge early in
the second session.
Despite leading by a comfortable 3-0 margin at the
interval, the defending champions continued to torment their
hapless opponents with Dipankar Roy slamming in two goals in
the span of two minutes to make a mockery of the Tollygunge
The goal deluge came to an end only after East Bengal
were reduced to ten players midway through the second session, after Deepak Mondal was sent off.
Mondal was shown the red card by referee Ravi Shankar for
deliberately 'handling' a goal-bound ball and preventing a certain
goal with the goalkeeper out of position.
With this emphatic victory, East Bengal improved their
position on the points table, securing 29 points from 19
matches while Tollygunge have 20 points from their 19
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