2021 Calcutta Football League Premier Division
THE 123rd SEASON OF the Calcutta Football League Premier Division A is getting underway on 17th August, after a one season hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The de-facto state championship of West Bengal will take on a new shorter former this season with 14 clubs playing in two groups with the top 3 from each group going straight into into the quarter finals and the bottom four from both groups playing in an elimination round, where the top two teams would get into the quarter finals as well.
The league matches will run from August 17 to September 9.
The groups drawn up by the IFA officials are as follows -
Group A: Bhawanipore Club, BSS SC, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting. Railway FC, Southern Samity, United SC
Group B: Aryan Club, Calcutta Customs, George Telegraph, Kidderpore SC, Mohun Bagan, Peerless SC, Tollygunge Agragami
Teams can pick only three overseas players in the squad and not more than two foreign players in the starting XI. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no relegation in the Calcutta Football League this season. United SC and Railways FC were the last teams to earn promotion to the Premier Division.
The venues for hosting Calcutta Football League 2021 Premier Division-A are: Mohun Bagan/CFC Stadium, Kalyani Stadium, R.Sarobar Stadium, Howrah Stadium, Md. Sporting/How. Un. Stadium and Naihati Stadium.
Calcutta Football League 2021: Premier Division-A Fixtures (Kick-off time for all games is 2:45 pm)
- August 17, 2021: Peerless vs Kidderpore, Mohun Bagan/CFC Stadium
- August 18, 2021: Southern Samity vs Mohammedan, Kalyani Stadium
- August 18, 2021: BSS vs Railway, R.Sarobar Stadium
- August 18, 2021: Aryan vs Tollygunge, Howrah Stadium
- August 20, 2021: Bhawanipore vs United, Mohun Bagan/CFC Stadium
- August 21, 2021: Aryan vs Calcutta Customs, R.Sarobar Stadium
- August 21, 2021: Tollygunge vs George Telegraph, Md. Sporting/ How. Un. Stadium
- August 22, 2021: Southern Samity vs Railway, Naihati Stadium
- August 24, 2021: Bhawanipore vs SCEB, Kalyani Stadium
- August 25, 2021: Aryan vs Peerless, Md. Sporting/ How. Un. Stadium
- August 25, 2021: Tollygunge vs Calcutta Customs, R.Sarobar Stadium
- August 26, 2021: George Telegraph vs Kidderpore, Howrah Stadium
- August 27, 2021: Bhawanipore vs BSS, R.Sarobar Stadium
- August 28, 2021: SCEB vs Mohammedan
- August 29, 2021: ATKMB vs George Telegraph
- August 30, 2021: Bhawanipore vs Railway
- August 30, 2021: Southern Samity vs BSS
- August 31, 2021: SCEB vs United
- September 1, 2021: ATKMB vs Kidderpore
- September 2, 2021: Mohammedan vs Railway
- September 4, 2021: SCEB vs BSS
- September 4, 2021: Aryan vs Kidderpore
- September 4, 2021: George Telegraph vs Calcutta Customs
- September 5, 2021: ATKMB vs Peerless
- September 6, 2021: Mohammedan vs United
Emmanuel opened the scoring for Kidderpore while Pankaj Moula, Md Aftab Alam and Kromah scored for Peerless
Kromah scored the fourth goal via a penalty
BSS 3-1 Railway FC
Aryan 0-0 Tollygunge Agragami
Pradeep Mohanraj scored the winner in added time for Bhawanipore FC