Margao: SC East Bengal played out a 1-1 draw against FC Goa on Friday. SCEB assistant coach Clifford Miranda was satisfied with the one point. He admitted that Goa should have walked out with the win looking at how the side played in the first half, but he was happy with the overall performance of the Gaurs.
In a post-match press conference, Miranda said, "Yes, I am happy with a draw. We played with 10 men and we suffered a lot, so I would say that I am happy with a draw. But then again, the way we played in the first half, I think that the three points were there for the taking." He further added, "We pressed them very well, especially in the first half. We won a lot of balls and we recovered a lot of balls as well. We pressed them after losing the ball. We were very good in the first half. Sometimes, the momentum can switch to the opponents in football. The same thing happened to us,"
Talking about the game, In the first half, Goa gained a one-goal advantage after punishing East Bengal for a defensive error. Goa dominated the first half and even took the lead, but East Bengal staged a comeback in the second 45 minutes. FC Goa will now take on NorthEast United FC on February 4.