Atlético de Kolkata played a closed door practice match against Dipendu Biswas XI at the Bidhannagar Sports Complex Ground on Sunday.
It was a comprehensive victory for the Sourav Ganguly Co-Owned Franchise.
The full time score indicates that ATK scored 4 goals but it could have been much worse for the away team had ATK utilized all of their chances.
Hélder Postiga scored an easy tap in from an assist by Sameehg Doutie in the initial stages.
The scores at half time was ATK leading by one goal.
Juan Belencoso who came on as a substitute scored right after the match resumed from an assist by Jewel Raja.
The two substitites combined well to score the 2nd goal of the match.
Iain Hume added a 3rd goal from an assist by Bidyananda Singh midway through the 2nd half. At the dying stages of the match new signing Bikramjit Singh scored a solo goal from outside 18 yards dribbling past 3 opponents.
The goal was well appreciated by the ATK Coaching Staff and players.
ATK got few more chances but they couldn’t capitalise on them. Overall they exhibited a well disciplined performance right till the end.
“I am happy with the way the boys came together and displayed their skills. These are early days and we are trying different combinations at the moment prior to our kick off on 2nd October. There is still some room for improvement though and we will work on them over next few days.”
– José Molina, Head Coach, Atlético de Kolkata