Domjur, Howrah: Domjur East Bengal Fan’s Club go past Mohun Bagan Fan’s Lalbari 3-1 on penalties in an Fan’s Derby match held at Domjur Bhuboneswari Sports Ground here on Sunday afternoon.
After a Fan’s Derby held at Bangalore in June, this is the second Fan’s Derby of the year. It was an exciting match between both sides but the Green & Maroon Fans were unlucky to finish on the losing end in a evenly contested encounter.
Domjur East Bengal Fan’s Club took a early lead in first-half by the clinical finish from Rajes Som through a corner. Thereafter, they placed more attacks to get the insurance goal. Mohun Bagan Fan’s Club Lalbari also tried to find the equaliser but they were lack down to finish.
In second-half both teams tried hard to score but goalkeepers and defenders of either team did a good job. Just when things were looked good for Domjur East Bengal Fan’s Club, Mohun Bagan Fan’s Club Lalbari got the all important equaliser in the last minute of this match.They scored through a wonderful freekick, gaving no chace to Domjur East Bengal Fan’s Club custodian.
As the match went into the tiebreaker where Domjur East Bengal Fan’s Club keeper Arka Ghosh did a wonderful job to block two shots and thus confirmed the win for his team in the Fan’s Derby 2015.
A large croud were present there to cheer both teams, which proved that still football lives in the heart of Bengal, especially in rural parts.
Man of the Match: Arka Ghosh