SC East Bengal tasted victory for the first time in almost a month’s time with Jamshedpur FC falling victims to a 2-1 win in Indian Super League’s early kickoff at the Fatorda Stadium, in Margao, Goa on Sunday.
While the Kolkata-based side jumped to 9th on the table with 16 points, Jamshedpur FC’s hopes of making the ISL playoffs were dealt with another blow, leaving them 7th, four points behind the playoff places.
Goals from Matti Steinmann (6’) and Anthony Pilkington (68’) secured the victory for SCEB. A late goal from Peter Hartley (83’) proved to be a mere consolation for Jamshedpur.
East Bengal got off to the best start possible with Steinmann putting them ahead in the sixth minute. An early SCEB attack ended with Stephen Eze putting the ball out for a corner.
The resultant corner from Narayan Das eluded the entire Jamshedpur defence and was glanced in by Steinmann. Any hopes Jamshedpur had of extending their run of three straight clean sheets had come to an…