East Bengal, Odisha look to end season on a high

Bambolim, Feb 26: Languishing at the bottom half of the table, both SC East Bengal and Odisha FC will look to end their campaign at the Indian Super League on a high when they clash at the GMC Stadium here on Saturday.
While Odisha lie at the very bottom of the table, East Bengal haven’t fared much better and are ninth. However, ending the season with a convincing win could provide some relief to both sets of long-suffering supporters.
Robbie Fowler’s side were always pegged down by the inability of their forwards to convert possession into goals. Bright Enobakhare remains the only striker to have netted this season and SCEB lie at the very bottom of the goals scored list. The club was also let down by the failure of their Indian forwards to fire. Despite boasting big names like Jeje Lalpekhlua, CK Vineeth and Balwant Singh, Fowler got zero shots on target from the trio. Odisha has had similar woes throughout the season. Except for Diego Mauricio, no other player stepped up in the goal scoring department. Mauricio was responsible for 57 per cent of the goals that his team scored all season. Odisha coach Steven Dias though believes that his team will learn from their mistakes and come back stronger in the next season. (PTI)

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