East Bengal rally to beat TRAU FC in I-League
East Bengal registered an emphatic 4-2 win over hosts TRAU FC in Imphal on Sunday. The visitors were trailing by a solitary goal in the first half after TRAU drew first blood through Princewill Emeka in the 18th minute.
East Bengal, who lacked steam in the first half, came back strongly in the final 45 minutes of the game as they struck in quick intervals.
Jaime Santos’s 52nd-minute goal restored parity for the visitors. They soon found success punching in three quick goals through Kassim Aidara in the 67th minute, Brandon in the 69th and through a successful penalty conversion from Marcos De La Espada in the 76th.
TRAU pulled back a consolation through Patrick Uche who successfully converted a penalty awarded to the hosts in the 85th minute.
East Bengal now have recorded two wins in as many matches and are now fourth on the I-League table with 18 points. East Bengal started on an attacking note right from the first minute. They made an attempt within the first two minutes when captain Aidara’s long ranger landed safely into the hands of TRAU’s Shayan Roy.
East Bengal brought in Brandon in 23rd minute replacing an injured Lalrindika Ralte.