| Action from the BHA first division group A league match between CESC and CCFC Thursday. CESC won 3-1. Picture by Santosh Ghosh
Calcutta: Defending champions CESC beat CCFC 3-1 in a BHA League first division group A match Thursday for their sixth win in as many matches. Calcutta Port Trust hammered Howrah Union 12-0 in another match.
After a barren first half CESC took the lead in the 45th minute when Christopher Thomas converted a penalty stroke with a crisp hit which gave the custodian no chance.
Atal Tirkey capped a fine move with a reverse flick for the second goal, 13 minutes later.
Just as it seemed CESC had the match in their pocket, Roshan Minz of CCFC took full advantage of some slack marking and reduced the deficit to one goal.
After some more anxious moments in the rear, CESC rounded off the tally three minutes from time.
Lalit Singh did the spadework by dribbling past a clutch of CCFC defenders and his neat stickwork found an unmarked Anil Ekka inside the D. Ekka didnít err.
CESC and Calcutta Customs both have 18 points from six outings. CCFC have seven after six.
In a deluge of goals in the other match, Surajit Patra scored three and Manoj Das two for Port Trust against a hapless Howrah Union.
Prabhu Soy Herenz, Rajesh Mishra, Nelson Herenz, Rajiv Panth, Yusuf Bhengra, Prakash Toppo and Mrinal Chakraborty got one each.