SC East Bengal denied Chennaiyin FC a chance to rise to third spot with a 2-2 draw
Feb 3, 2022
The red and golds scored in injury time to deny three points to Chennaiyin.
The Marina Machans raced to 2-0 lead through goals from Hira Mondal (2nd minute, own goal) and
Darren Sidoel (61st) pulled one back with a well-hit free-kick and the equaliser finally came through Lalrinliana Hnamte (90+1).
Chennaiyin went into the lead after Suhail Pasha's header took a deflection from Hira Mondal and went inside the net for an own goal.
The restart saw SCEB continue their push for the first goal with the first shot on target coming through Mahesh Naorem Singh.
At the hour mark, the goal finally came through Darren Sidoel who scored from a direct free-kick which was hit with a lot of power.
The relentless pressure from SCEB finally paid dividends with Lalrinliana Hnamte scoring the equaliser with a header.