Calcutta Football League champions East Bengal Club continued their CFL campaign with a 5-1 trashing of Peerless SC at the East Bengal ground on Saturday afternoon.
And in the third CFL match it was the third hero for the red and gold as this time Surabuddin Mollick made the difference on the field.
It wasn’t the best of halves for East Bengal before the break then despite going ahead of a Willis Plaza goal in the 28th minute, Peerless SC equalised through striker Leonce Dodoz in the 28th minute off a pass from former red and gold captain Syed Rahim Nabi. At the break the result stood at 1-1.
East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil made two crucial substitutions bringing on
Surabuddin Mallick and Gabriel Fernandes by the hour mark with Gabriel giving his team the lead again in the 72nd minute of Plaza and then Surabuddin Mallick scored a quick fire hattrick. First a double strike in the 75th and 76th minute which sealed the win for his team and then a goal late in injury time to end a memorable afternoon.
East Bengal now have nine points from three matches played so far, while Peerless SC after their first loss stay on six points.
East Bengal Club 5-1 Peerless SC
Goals: 1-0 Willis Plaza (28′), 1-1 Leonce Dodoz (38′), 2-1 Gabriel Fernandes (72′), 3-1,4-1,5-1 Surabuddin Mallick (75′,76′,90’+4)
East Bengal Club: Luis Xavier Barreto – Samad Ali Mallick, Gurwinder Singh, Carlyle Mitchell, Lalramchullova – Prakash Sarkar, Mahmoud Al Amna, Brandon Vanlalremdika (87′ Yami Longvah), Laldanmawia Ralte (57′ Surabuddin Mallick) – Willis Plaza, V.P. Suhair (60′ Gabriel Fernandes)
Peerless SC: Surjay Pariyar – Satish Singh, Lancine Toure, Akhil Rajbangshi, N. Sumi – Shahrukh Rahman, Dipankar Das, Santosh Oraon (79′ Sukhwinder Singh), Syed Rahim Nabi – Leonce Dodoz, Anil Kisku (65′ Atinder Mani)
Referee: Ranjit Bakshi
Man of the Match: Surabuddin Mallick (East Bengal Club)