Edeh Chidi earns winner for East Bengal vs Salgaocar to hold pole posi
Kingfisher c maintained their pole position at I-League with a second half goal from Edeh Chidi at the crucial eighth round play against Salgaocar SC at Yuba Bharati Krirangan here today.
With this victory, Federation Cup winners East Bengal maintained their winning streak four in a row, and an unbeaten tag in last 19 games in all competitions this seasons, including six Calcutta Football League matches.
However, under coach Trevor James Morgan East Bengal have been unbeaten side in last 31 games in all competitions since last season.
In the first session, the hosts though dominated the proceeding almost forty-five minutes they failed to convert chances due to tight vigil from captain Luciano Sabrosa and Randeep Singh at Salgaocar defense.
Their main item was Edeh Chidi, who was looking rather fagged out by constant marking.
As the second session began EB's coach Trevor James Morgan was seen standing at sideline and shouted at the boys to go all out to nail on target.
After some mischances the Nigerian after collecting long pass and as he got some space unleashed a right-footer from right corner and ball hit on leg of Locas Lamare and directed towards net with keeper Karanjeet Singh looked helpless.
This was Edeh Chidi's sixth goal in eighth play this season, which was significantly 150th goal in I-League's 49th game this season.
East Bengal held the pole position this season since sixth round play and were now with 20 points, four points ahead of Dempo Sports Club, who have a game to play in eighth round.
Champions of 2011, Salgaorcar of Goa remained with six points.