CFL 2018: Peerless shocks East Bengal with a stunning win

Kolkata: Peerless AC stunned Quess East Bengal FC in their own backyard, as the Giant-killer of this edition of Calcutta Football League Premier Division- A, shocked the Red & Gold brigade by 2-1 today. Two former Mohun Bagan footballers Ansumana Kromah and Narohari Sreshtha scored for Biswajit Bhattacharya’s team to help the Mariners hugely to touch their long awaited CFL title after 8 years.

It was East Bengal’s former forward Ansumana Kromah, who gave the lead to the Peerless side in the 6th minute of the game. East Bengal’s star world-cupper Johnny Acosta Zamora was totally foxed by the cunning centre forward as goalkeeper Rakshit Dagar was a mere spectator while conceding the goal.

East Bengal tried to equalize in every possible way, as they kept 73% of the ball possession to put pressure on the opposition team. But unfortunately, lack of positive strikers costed them big time throughout the game.

East Bengal equalized in the 72nd minute of the game, when Kassim Aidara slotted home with an easy finish when a ball was delivered from the left by Samad.

East Bengal’s delight lasted only 6 minutes as Peerless took the lead immediately in the 78th minute when Narohari Srestha’s long range effort took a deflection and ended at the back of the net to give Biswajit Bhattacharya one of the famous wins of his career.

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