11/1/2018 6:16:15 PM (GMT+3)

Justin doubles helps East Bengal beat Lajong 3-1

Justin doubles helps East Bengal beat Lajong 3-1

KOLKATA: East Bengal beat Shillong Lajong 3-1 in the I-League at the JN Stadium in Shillong on Thursday.

Jobby Justin scored twice (12' & 42') before Rakesh Pradhan pulled one back for the home side in the 71st minute.

But two minutes later, Bidyashagar Singh added the third for the Kolkata side.

The Reds started the match with the same XI who featured against Aizawl FC. The youngsters started the game with a positive intent and dominated and had the first chance in the fifth minute.

Phrangki Buam was fouled near the opposition’s box and captain Samuel Lalmuanpuia stepped up to take the free-kick only to get denied by the woodwork. Lajong then had a couple of corners in quick succession, but failed to take advantage of the set pieces.

Lajong will travel to Cuttack to take on Indian Arrows on November 5.