I-League 2017: Katsumi and Amna the heroes, as East Bengal secures crucial away victory against Arrows

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Internet Desk: Two early goals for East Bengal as Al Amna and Katsumi scored within 16 minutes of the first half. It was a very dominating first half for Red and Gold’s Amna, Lobo and Katsumi combined well. Katsumi received a rash tackle just a foot away from the penalty box and the tackler Avisekh Halder concede a yellow card. The Syrian international scored from the free kick in the first post. The shot went curling into the goal. Probably nervousness can be the cause for Prabhsukhan, goalkeeper of arrows for conceding the early goal as regular goalkeeper Dheeraj went to play for Motherwell in Scottish Premier League.

In the 16th minute, table-toppers scored another from a brilliant move Katsumi received a ball in the box and kept the ball curling into the second post and the ball went back of the net.

In the 24th minute breached the defence and passed it to Lobo who passed him back as Al-Amna approached Prabhsukhan in the box but the custodian does well to hold on to that very close range shot from Al-Amna. Arrows defense looked disorganize.

sed as Stalin failed to clear a ball and given to Ralte but, the shot saved. In the first half East Bengal pressed hard as the young boys failed to create any chance.

In the 50th minute, Arrows made a courageous move and appealed a penalty as Edmund brought down but referee awarded penalty. With eight minutes Arrows got another clear chance as Suresh had a corner Anwar Ali passed it to Sarkar who failed to connect firmly and beat Barreto. East Bengal again set up a delightful move Katsumi crossed the ball to Ralte his head saved brilliantly by Prabhsukhan rebounded ball went to Eduardo his shot went wide.

Injured Al Amna declared the Hero of the match as East Bengal looked very compact today.

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