Fatorda: After having made a hat-trick of losses to start the Indian Super League Season 7, Robbie Fowler’s SC East Bengal managed to keep their slate clean in the fourth only to lose the fifth tie against Hyderabad FC 3-2 at the Tilak Stadium here on Tuesday.
Fowler’s men took the lead with their first goal of the season through Jacques Maghoma (26’). But Aridane swept aside any hopes of a first win with a 56th-minute brace that was separated only by 39 seconds. Halicharan Narzary (68’) put the Nizams further ahead. Maghoma scored again (81’) but Hyderabad held on for a 3-2 win.
Five matches have been played, but neither Fowler nor his ‘hand-picked’ central defender Scott Neville could do justice to their prices. Their non-performance resulted in conceding 10 goals in five outings and languishing at the bottom of the table with just one point.