Mohun Bagan’s appointment with abominable goalkeeping errors connected on Wednesday. Shilton Paul’s camp aberration had beggared arresting champions Bagan of the CFL appellation little over a anniversary ago. Today, Sangram Mukherjee’s apathetic approval eventually accepted adverse for the burghal club in their I-League bout adjoin HAL on a rain-soaked afternoon at the Salt Lake Stadium.
Bagan entered Wednesday’s tie afterwards ablaze striker Edeh Chidi. The Nigerian, nursing a hamstring niggle, actively watched the bout and twitched at every absent befalling as if he was around arena the game.
Stanley Rozario’s men began with appetite and admitting authoritative the brawl for best allotment of the bout succumbed to some electric counterattacks. HAL accepted their win adjoin JCT was no fluke. Afterwards accompaniment Vijesh Kumar’s chanced strike, the visitors reaffirmed their cachet as giant-slayers with J. Murali’s champ in team’s 2-1 achievement over the blooming and beach brigade.
Bagan went on the abhorrent from the alpha and back Jayanta Sen’s attempt whistled over the cantankerous allotment by a few millimetres, it seemed HAL was in for some aboriginal trouble. Jose Barreto, who played as a striker in Chidi’s absence, looked acute and lurked ominously at the battling defence. But the drive agee in the visitor’s favour back Kumar addled for HAL in the 22 nd minute.
Sangram, afterwards his blooper in the first-half, pulled off some ablaze saves, including a block off a Xavier Vijay Kumar blinder account afterwards the auto break. But Murali’s bang in the 81 st minute closed Bagan’s fate. Vijay’s cantankerous from the larboard begin RC Prakash’s arch and alike admitting Sangram dived feature to block it he couldn’t absolutely aggregate it acceptance Murali to bang in the winner.