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

East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers, FULL TIME
Updated: 07 May 2017 18:03 IST - Published: 07 May 2017 17:32 IST
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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.
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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.
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And that's it. The referee blows the whistle to bring the match to a close. 


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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. 
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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.

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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. 
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90' - Anselme with the shot again. And Adil Khan again blocking again.
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89' - The game is becoming stretched. Anselme with a shot again. Tries to curl it in from 30 odd yards. Easy save.
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88' - CB on the counter. Chesterpaul tries a couple of stepovers and gets a shot in. But his left-footed effort is weak.
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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.
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87' - CB look to break via Clifford Miranda on the left. But Bheke is there to thwart his progress.
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86' - East Bengal just pumping the ball into the box. Route one football ever since Robin Singh has come in.
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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.
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83' - Robin Singh comes in for Willis Plaza who had gone AWOL in the second half.
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82' - Kromah again with a shot. But that goes over. He cuts in after being played in Almeida from the right.
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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.
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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.
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78' - Second change by Churchill.

Clifford Miranda, the old war horse comes on for Richard Costa.
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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.
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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!
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75' -  Mehtab into Anselme. He tries to find Plaza on the left but his lifted ball is blocked.
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75' - SHOT!!

Kromah with a shot without much backlift. But that is over the bar. Rehenesh is yet to be tested.
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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!
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73' -  Rowilson with a diagonal to Brandon. But that is intercepted by Bheke. But CB get the ball back.
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72' - Long clearance and again the strength of Wedson earns them a throw.