SC East Bengal and Odisha FC ended their season with an 11 goal thriller. It was the highest-scoring match in ISL history as well.
Both the teams have failed to perform this season. SC East Bengal and Odisha FC finished at 9th and 11th position respectively. But both of them has given a high scoring thriller on their final matchday.
The match ended in a 6-5 scoreline as Odisha FC got the better of SC East Bengal. Both the teams have faced a lot of difficulties defensively this season. Yesterday was not an exception. Defensive flaws affect both teams.
Doubles from two Indian youngsters Paul Ramfangzauva (49′, 66′) and Jerry Mawihmingthanga (51′, 67′) with Lalhrezuala (33′) and Diego Mauricio (69′) chipping in helped Odisha FC to end the season on a high note. Whereas, goals from Anthony Pilkington (24′), Aaron Joshua Holloway (60′, 90′), Jeje Lalpekhlua (74′) and an own goal from Ravi Kumar (37′) was not enough for SC East Bengal to save the day.
Odisha FC ended the season with a memorable win whereas for SC East Bengal this was a season to forget in many ways. After the match and the season SC East Bengal boss, Robbie Fowler said, “I disagree with it being a disappointing season. We would have liked things to have been better. There were individual errors and we let ourselves down. Less said about the second half the better. Every shot they had went in. We knew it was a big job before start of the season. Expectations were a bit higher than what we envisaged.”
“We can prepare for next season now. We didn’t have enough time for this season. We have few months to get things in shape.” – he added.
“I don’t know if you are after a comment from me. At times they have been left wanting. Attitude and desire need to be improved. We have a lot of things gone against us this year. If you are honest people don’t like it here. It’s better to keep it quiet.” – Fowler said about the Indian footballers.