East Bengal FC locks horns with Shillong FC in what is pitted to be a mouthwatering clash as both the teams are unbeaten after their opening game in the ongoing I-League. East Bengal thanks to a better Goal difference are at the second spot whereas Shillong FC are at the third spot in the points table. The last time Shillong Lajong and East Bengal faced each other was in March this year and match had ended in a 2-2 draw in Shillong.
“The game against East Bengal is always a tough fixture, especially this season as they have some experienced players in every department. We must put in a lot of efforts and lot of quality to win it,” Lajong head coach Alison Kharsyntiew said.
“The game against Aizawl gave the boys a lot of confidence, but Thursday’s game will be a different match as it will be a tough game mentally and we have to work hard as a team to beat them,” he further added.
Talking about the defensive stability he brings, coach Alison said, “Acosta is a very good player, but it’s all about the team. We too have a very good set of players. Yes, we do have less experienced players. As long as we work hard, play together as a team and follow our philosophy I think we have enough quality to beat them.”
The visitors’ head coach Alejandro considers Thursday’s match to be a tough fixture going into the long season ahead.
“We really respect Lajong for opting to play without foreigners and they performed very well in the last game. We know that it will be a difficult match. We have to give our maximum to win the game.”
Where will the East Bengal FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19 season take place?
The match will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong.
When will the East Bengal FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19 season take place?
The match will kick off at 2 PM IST on 1st November 2018.
Which channel will telecast East Bengal FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19 season in India?
Star sports network have the broadcasting rights for the I-league matches.
Where can I live stream the East Bengal FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19?
The match can be live streamed online on the Hotstar and Jio app.