SC East Bengal (SCEB) didn’t make use of a numerical benefit to accept a 1-1 draw towards FC Goa of their reverse leg Indian Tremendous League conflict on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, right here on Friday.
Spanish centre ahead Igor Angulo (39th minute) rounded off Debjit Majumder after being left unmarked to present the Gaurs a first-half lead.
However they failed to carry on to the lead and SCEB discovered the equaliser within the 65th minute when skipper Daniel Fox pulled his staff again from an in depth vary strike.
The chance got here from a free-kick that Vivid Enobakhare received on the left flank earlier than Anthony Pilkington delivered an excellent cross into the field. FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh didn’t catch it and the free ball was blasted into the again of the web by Fox.
A minute later, the Gaurs skipper Edu Bedia was despatched off following a second reserving following an unsightly sort out on Pilkington from behind.
The red-and-gold pushed arduous for a lead however some poor ending coupled with Dheeraj’s sharp goalkeeping ensured a 1-1 stalemate by the 2 groups for the second time this season.
FC Goa now have stretched their unbeaten streak to seven video games, and remained at third place with 21 factors from 14 matches.
SCEB are winless from 4 matches to stay on 10th spot with 13 factors from 14 matches and the end result dealt a giant blow to their play-off aspirations.
It was drama early on as SCEB had the possibility to take the lead after profitable a penalty within the 19th second.
The Gaurs goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh dived the flawed manner however Anthony Pilkington bottled the possibility, taking pictures the ball far off the put up.
It summed up the story for Robbie Fowler’s staff as his wards lacked the innovative up entrance and missed a slew of possibilities towards the 10-man Gaurs.
Nigerian ahead Vivid Enobakhare, who had struck a stunner of their 1-1 draw within the first-leg, regarded threatening up entrance for SCEB however they lacked the sting with the likes of Pilkington and Jeje Lalpekhlua squandering quite a few possibilities.
FC Goa missed the presence of coach Juan Ferrando on the touchline after the Spaniard was suspended towards Kerala Blasters. In his absence, assistant coach Clifford Miranda marshalled the aspect.
FC Goa additionally sorely missed their first-choice central defenders, Ivan Gonzalez (suspension) and James Donachie (damage).