Kickstart FC bounced back from their first loss of the IWL season to comprehensively beat East Bengal 3-1 at the East Bengal Ground in Kolkata on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Kickstart were dominant from the get-go and delivered a swift response after their shocking 1-5 home loss to HOPS last week. The win sees the Bengaluru side keep their title hopes alive as they closed the gap to leaders Odisha FC to two points. East Bengal, on the other hand, remained in sixth place with four points from eight games.

Langam Chaoba Devi’s girls wasted no time to get off the mark, scoring the fastest goal of the season so far as defender Aruna Bag headed in Yumlembam Pakpi Devi’s corner after just 48 seconds. Kickstart were all over the hosts in the opening stages of the contest and came very near to doubling the advantage when Sonia Marak’s left-footed effort struck the crossbar in the sixth minute.

Source : Khel Now