Roca’s fran­tic tac­ti­cal change to counter East Ben­gal’s play was a tes­ta­ment to Mor­gan’s shrewd plan­ning

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iden­ti­fied East Ben­gal’s po­ten­tial vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties, but as the match went on it was ev­i­dent that Mor­gan had also done his home­work. Udanta Singh caused Ivan Bukenya trou­ble with his raw pace, barging into the box past the Ugan­dan de­fender whose big weak­ness is a lack of speed. Fluid onet­wos from the flanks helped them open up space with full­backs Robert and Robin Gu­rung get­ting caught out of po­si­tion.

How­ever, the mid­field grew into the game. Wed­son’s abil­ity to take on play­ers was a big fac­tor for the vis­i­tors. For­mer BFC striker Robin Singh emerged as the hero be­fore fans who once wanted him to score. His prow­ess in play­ing the num­ber nine role was again ev­i­dent as he won aerial du­els against San­desh Jhin­gan and Jua­nan, be­sides get­ting the bet­ter of Sena Ralte for the sec­ond goal.

With Wed­son suf­fer­ing a groin in­jury, Mor­gan may need to tinker with his line-up once again for the next match. Among all the coaches in the league, he has been pro­vided the least mar­gin of er­ror. How­ever, he con­tin­ues to keep the dream for a ti­tle alive.

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