Bagan wallop Salgaocar 3-0
Kolkata, Mar 23 (UNI) Mohun Bagan continued their dream run in the NFL registering another confident 3-0 victory against Salgaocar at the Salt Lake Stadium here tonight.
Mohun Bagan now have 14 points from 10 games while Salgaocar has seven from the same number of outings.
Eever since Biswajit Bhattacharjee took over Mohun Bagan has looked a rejuvenated side. And Team Biswajit played like champions.
Mohun Bagan opened their account 39 minutes into the game displaying brilliant one touch football.
Ibrahim sent a through to the right of the box that Dharmjit flicked into Sushil's path.
The probing Assamese drove the ball home to take Mohun Bagan into half time with a 1-0 lead.
Mohun Bagan maintained dominance for most of the first 45 minutes with Coffi Agbeffi and Ibrahim Awudu testing Salgaocar keeper Juje Sidde with long rangers in the 16th and 21st minute.
The duo combined well with Sushil Singh and Dharamjit to weave a barrage of attacks that kept the Salgaocar defence on tenderhooks.
The second goal came 78 minutes into the match of an Ibrahim Awudu solo.
The Ghanian collected the ball from the midfield and sprinting down for 20 yards sent a rasping volley that bulged the top corner of the net after taking a slight reflection from the Salgaocar defender. (2-0).
The third goal came five minutes from time off a Coffi corner. He floated the ball into the box and Eduardo Cohelo out jumped his marker to head the ball into the far corner (3-0).
Earlier, nine minutes into the game the Salt Lake stadium plunged into darkness stopping the play for 20 minutes.
As a Bruno Olivera grounder was parried by Mohun Bagan keeper Subroto Paul for corner, the lights went out plunging the ampi-theatre like stadium into darkness.
Stadium sources said the loadshedding was due to sudden increase in the voltage that caused the central gear to trip.
Though electricity returned within two minutes it took almost 20 minutes for the double rows of giant vapour lights to come to their own for the play to begin.
In the second half Salgaocar completely evaporated from the match while the green maroon dazzled in a flood light awashed stadium.
Noel Wilson was brilliant once again trying out some stinging volleys that tested Juje Sidde and left him hopping.
Edu was awarded man of the match even as Bagan romped home in style.
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