East Bengal fails to convert penalty, settles for a draw
Failing to utilise a penalty, East Bengal could not get past a stubborn Eastern Railway and settled for a 0-0 draw.india Updated: Sep 01, 2006 23:38 IST
Failing to utilise a penalty, East Bengal could not get past a stubborn Eastern Railway and settled for a 0-0 draw in the IFA Premier Division Football League.
Eastern Railway custodian Tapan Karmakar saved the day for his team stopping the Asim Biswas' spot kick at fag end of the match and was rightly adjudged Man of the Match award.
Though East Bengal played an attacking game throughout, its efforts were thwarted by an ultra-defensive Railway team and especially goalkeeper Karmakar.
In the 86th minute, East Bengal forward Vincent Peres was obstructed by Karmakar inside the danger zone resulting in the referee pointing to the dreaded spot.
But an alert Karmakar saved Biswas' feeble shot by diving to his right and fisting away the ball.
East Bengal now has 13 points from six matches.
They have now failed to win their last two matches. They went down to arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in the first derby of the season in their last outing.