Match Preview: East Bengal vs Shillong Lajong FC


IMG-20130510-WA0004East Bengal will play host to Shillong Lajong FC in the 26th round of the I-League encounter, in what will be the last game of the season and the Reds will look to secure all three points against an in form Kolkata side on Sunday at the Kalyani Stadium at 3.30 PM.


The North Easterners are at the 11th position with 25 points while their contenders who have been on a good run, following their AFC campaign are in the 3rd position with 47 points.


In the last 5 matches East Bengal have won twice and drew three times while Lajong comes into this match with one win, one loss and three draws in their last five games.


In the last game of the season, the players will look to give all out in tomorrow’s game and end the season on a good note thereby bringing back home all the three points which will be out for grabs tomorrow.


Coach Thangboi Singto commented, “We hope to end the season on a high note by getting a good result tomorrow.”


“The plan is to play the best team possible”, he concluded.


East Bengal will look to finish top two this season provided that Pune FC lose or draw against the AIFF developmental side Pailan Arrows.


On the other hand, Shillong Lajong will have to register a win against the Kolkata outfit in order to finish the I-League campaign on 10th place if Mohun Bagan falls short against Nathan Hall’s side on Sunday.