AIFF U-16 and East Bengal U-17 play out a draw

East Bengal U-17 and AIFF U-16 play out a draw at Kalyani Stadium, Picture Courtesy:

On a high after their successful tour of the Netherlands, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) U-16 Kalyani Regional Academy Boys put up a spirited display against Kolkata giants East Bengal U-17 team in a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Kalyani B Stadium on Saturday (September 6, 2014).

Two first half goals on either end in the space of two minutes saw the match end in the balance for both the outfits. East Bengal surged ahead through Feroz Ali in the 20th minute, Ali stabbing home from close.

But response from the 2013 SAFF Champions, who recently beat Dutch heavyweights FC Twente in their Holland sojourn, was immediate as a good move down the left resulted in the opponents handling the ball inside the area for the referee to point towards the spot.

Seasoned penalty taker Prosenjit Chakraborty – who scored thrice from the spot in a single Asian Champions Trophy tie – stepped up and made no mistake beating the keeper low to his right.

Change of ends saw so change of the scoreline as both teams went gung-ho for the elusive winner in the dying minutes.
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