Monday , May 29 2023

Defensively concrete Sethu FC take on hopeful East Bengal FC!

In fine form in their debut IWL season, East Bengal FC will face a tough challenge in the quarterfinals against former champions Sethu FC at the Shahibaug Police Stadium in Ahmedabad at5 pm IST.

The Tamil Nadu-based side finished their group-stage campaign at the summit of Group B and look determined to bring back the trophy they held aloft in 2018-19.

East Bengal FC have delivered a solid debut season, finishing in third place in Group A after a 1-0 win over HOPS FC on Friday. The Red and Gold Brigade have come a long way since their 2-8 hammering at the hands of Gokulam Kerala FC on their opening day, picking up 13 points in their next six games to secure a commendable quarterfinal spot.

Sethu FC emerged toppers of a tightly-fought Group A. After five straight wins, they fended off challenges from Kickstart FC and Odisha FC to remain at the top of the table, drawing both games 0-0. The Madurai side are the only other unbeaten side alongside Gokulam Kerala FC in the competition so far.

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