East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers, Federation Cup 2017, As It Happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 07, 2017 18:03 IST

East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers, FULL TIME


18:03 (IST)7 MAY 2017

This was action from Group A. of course. The other two teams in the group are Aizawl and Chennai City. 

They will be in action at 7 p.m. Join us for the live action from that.

Till then. Goodbye.

18:01 (IST)7 MAY 2017

East Bengal will be disappointed with the result. They had taken the lead and would have expected themselves to keep the clean sheet, especially with Anthony Wolfe out.

But Churchill really came back with venom in the second half. Their youngster really produced the goods. Brandon Fernandes, Chesterpaul Lyngdoh and Pankaj Sona made a nuisance of themselves. And finally, Ghanefo Kromah was the man with the golden touch.

17:57 (IST)7 MAY 2017

And that's it. The referee blows the whistle to bring the match to a close. 

17:56 (IST)7 MAY 2017

90+4' - East Bengal trying to build something down the left. But can't make much progress and Chestarpaul Lyngdoh breaks at the other end. 

17:55 (IST)7 MAY 2017

90+3' - EB get another corner. Can they produce something?

Jairu with the delivery. Bukenya gets his head to it and then it comes back to him. Takes a shot but that is not really anything worth note.

17:54 (IST)7 MAY 2017

90+1'  - SHOT!!

But way over the crossbar. Robin Singh had chested it down on to the path of Romeo Fernandes. The winger set himself up with his first touch and fires one in. 

17:53 (IST)7 MAY 2017

90' - Anselme with the shot again. And Adil Khan again blocking again.

17:52 (IST)7 MAY 2017

89' - The game is becoming stretched. Anselme with a shot again. Tries to curl it in from 30 odd yards. Easy save.

17:51 (IST)7 MAY 2017

88' - CB on the counter. Chesterpaul tries a couple of stepovers and gets a shot in. But his left-footed effort is weak.

17:50 (IST)7 MAY 2017

88' - EB with a freekick on the right flank. Only Gurwinder and Narayan Das back for EB!

Mehtab with the ball. But that is overhit. Naveen spills it but thankfully no one there.

17:49 (IST)7 MAY 2017

87' - CB look to break via Clifford Miranda on the left. But Bheke is there to thwart his progress.

17:48 (IST)7 MAY 2017

86' - East Bengal just pumping the ball into the box. Route one football ever since Robin Singh has come in.

17:47 (IST)7 MAY 2017

84' - CLOSE!!

Great ball in from Jairu on the left. Robin Singh with the header. But he is put off by the presence of Adil Khan. Off target.

17:46 (IST)7 MAY 2017

83' - Robin Singh comes in for Willis Plaza who had gone AWOL in the second half.

17:46 (IST)7 MAY 2017

82' - Kromah again with a shot. But that goes over. He cuts in after being played in Almeida from the right.

17:42 (IST)7 MAY 2017

80' - GOAAALLL!!!!

Kromah with the equaliser.

Great counter by CB. It came in from Seriton from the back. Pankaj with a great ball down the left for Miranda. They come back inside to Brandon who finds Pankaj Sona again.

His low cross is blocked but not well. Brandon on to it first and sets up Kromah for the finish into the empty net as Rehenesh was down after a collision following the low cross.

17:41 (IST)7 MAY 2017

79' -  Brandon has shifted inside with Miranda down the left. 

Nice little turn from Kromah after Brandon finds him. But again a toe poke from Kromah means little power on that shot. Straight at Rehenesh.

17:40 (IST)7 MAY 2017

78' - Second change by Churchill.

Clifford Miranda, the old war horse comes on for Richard Costa.

17:39 (IST)7 MAY 2017

77' - Ball in and that is again cleared by Adil Khan. Another corner.

Second corner by Jairu is met by Rowlin Borges but he can't keep that down. That was a real chance.

17:38 (IST)7 MAY 2017

76' -  EB finally get the ball to the left and this time it is Jairu. He gets past Rowilson but can't beat the second defender. Corner!

17:37 (IST)7 MAY 2017

75' -  Mehtab into Anselme. He tries to find Plaza on the left but his lifted ball is blocked.

17:36 (IST)7 MAY 2017

75' - SHOT!!

Kromah with a shot without much backlift. But that is over the bar. Rehenesh is yet to be tested.

17:35 (IST)7 MAY 2017

74' - Anselme in space again. Played in by Romeo from the right. He runs to the left and tries to get a shot off but that is blocked!

17:35 (IST)7 MAY 2017

73' -  Rowilson with a diagonal to Brandon. But that is intercepted by Bheke. But CB get the ball back.

17:34 (IST)7 MAY 2017

72' - Long clearance and again the strength of Wedson earns them a throw.

17:32 (IST)7 MAY 2017

71' - FK floated in by Keenan Almeida. Cleared but that goes out to Bektur on the left. Gets a corner for CB!!

In by Brandon. Cleared and finally taken away by Romeo Fernandes.

17:32 (IST)7 MAY 2017

70' - Kromah on the ball. Battling away. First with Mehtab and then Bheke. Wins a FK for CB on the right hand side.

17:31 (IST)7 MAY 2017

68' -  Long shot from Brandon. But that's not on target. 

Churchill can't let that goal deflate them. Without Wolfe, this will, however, certainly be an uphill task.

17:30 (IST)7 MAY 2017

67' - Nikhil Poojary comes off for Romeo Fernandes

East Bengal make their second change.

17:29 (IST)7 MAY 2017


East Bengal scores. Sheer strength from Wedson Anselme. The Haitian just took on Adil Khan, Sheraton Fernandes and Keenan Almeida and muscled his way into the box. 

He kept his composure and has a finish at the end of it!

17:27 (IST)7 MAY 2017

65' - Keenan Almeida throws the ball down the right touchline. Pankaj Sona tries to keep it in. But can't.

17:26 (IST)7 MAY 2017

64' - Bektur looks out wide to the right trying to find Chesterpaul. But he can't keep it in play this time.

17:25 (IST)7 MAY 2017

63' - Corner from Jairu. Flicked on to the far post where Anselme is there. He tries to make some space but he has very little time to do so and that forces an error out of him.


17:24 (IST)7 MAY 2017

62' -  Stray pass from Richard Costa allows EB to attack via Wedson. He plays it out to the right. Bheke and Poojary tries to conjure something up but Adil Khan is again there. 

Puts it out for a corner.

17:23 (IST)7 MAY 2017

60' - Great bit of play from East Bengal again. But Rowlin Borges is not on the same wavelength as his teammates. Goes out for a GK!

17:21 (IST)7 MAY 2017

59' - Mehtab with the free kick. Great ball in. But that is cleared again by Adil Khan.

Comes back to EB. But Plaza gives it away as he overhits it while trying to fin Poojary on the right.

17:20 (IST)7 MAY 2017

58' -  And Subhashis comes off. Injury forcing East Bengal into a change. The much criticised Rehenesh comes in.

17:19 (IST)7 MAY 2017

57 ' - A handball called for Adil Khan. Lucky not to get a yellow as that stopped Plaza from getting in behind the defence.

17:19 (IST)7 MAY 2017

56' - Corner is cleared and then comes back in. A bit of head tennis in the box. And finally East Bengal come away with it as Subhashis is fouled whilst going up in the air.

17:17 (IST)7 MAY 2017

55'-  Excellent work from Chesterpaul Lyngdoh there. Dispossesses Narayan Das and swings a ball in. That falls to Brandon on the left -  who has a shot on goal which is blocked.

The rebound falls for an onrushing Lyngdoh. Again blocked. Corner.

17:16 (IST)7 MAY 2017

Break in play as Subhashis is down right now. It's hot and humid in Cuttack and this is expected.

17:15 (IST)7 MAY 2017

52' - OFFSIDE!!!

Brandon plays in Pankaj Sona. The assistant ref raises his flag for offside but replays showed otherwise.  

Thankfully for EB the shot was over the bar or else that could have been a contentious decision.

17:13 (IST)7 MAY 2017

51' -  Jairu with the corner. Punched away by Naveen Kumar.  Narayan floats it in again. But no one there. Kumar gathers it again.

17:12 (IST)7 MAY 2017

50' - East Bengal corner. 

Plaza with another rampaging run but dispossessed at the right moment. But that goes out for a corner.

17:12 (IST)7 MAY 2017

49'  - Kromah with some room to run. Gets past a couple of EB defenders. Finds Chesterpaul near the right touchline. He swings in a ball in but that is asking too much from Pankaj Sona.

17:10 (IST)7 MAY 2017

48' -  Das into Plaza but he is crowded out and finally cleared by Bektur. But EB get the ball back via a foul in the middle.

17:09 (IST)7 MAY 2017

47' -  Brandon swings it in past the far post. Subhashis in two minds. But that goes out of play.

17:08 (IST)7 MAY 2017

46' -  Out to Chesterpaul on the right. He brings in Almeida who gives it back to the diminutive winger. 

Lyngdoh uses his body well and gets a freekick on the right flank.

17:07 (IST)7 MAY 2017

And we are off in the second half.

17:06 (IST)7 MAY 2017

The players are back on the pitch and we are minutes away from the start of the second half.
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