Kolkata, Jan 29 (Agencies): In a thrilling League match, Kayne Vincent struck twice to help Churchill brothers hold East Bengal 2-2 in Round 12 I-League match at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday.

The match between Churchill Brothers and East Bengal, the latter drew first blood through Sanju Pradhan in the 50th minute while Tolgay Ozbey struck the second in the 70th.

But Churchill Brothers rode on a double-effort by Vincent, who struck in the 67th and 90+1 minutes, to make a superb turnaround and return with a point.

Vincent was adjudged man-of-the-match.

Table leaders East Bengal now have 30 points, while Churchill Brothers are on the third place with 23 points.

Leading goal scorer Odafa Okolie, down with a thigh muscle problem, did not play in the first half. Churchill Brothers, bolstered by their national players – Gouramangi Singh and Steven Dias, did not give any chance to the home side in the goalless first 45 minutes.

East Bengal were unlucky in the ninth minute when referee PK Bose overlooked a handball inside the box leading to huge uproar from the home crowd. East Bengal players led by Coach Trevor James Morgan also protested.
With Gouramangi manning the Churchill defence and Dias setting it up in the mid-field region, East Bengal struggled to get it going.

Their strikers Tolgay Ozbey and Robin Singh struggled to get possession of the ball upfront.