Bagan down Tollygunge to keep title hopes alive
Mohun Bagan kept their title hopes alive with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a spirited Tollygunge Aggragami in a 20th round National Football League match in Kolkata on Saturday.
Substitute Uday Konar scored the all-important goal late
in the second session to propel the glamour club to the top of
the points table again with just two more matches remaining in
the high-profile league.
Konar's brilliant effort saved the day for Mohun Bagan, who
desperately needed to collect full points after the two teams
were locked 1-1 till the last ten minutes of the fast paced
Displaying a new found enthusiasm and determination, Tollygunge shot into the lead midway through the first half with
livewire medio Sashti Duley scoring against the run of play.
The surprise goal left nearly 40,000 Bagan supporters in a
daze but the smiles returned to their faces when the irrepressible
Jose Barreto did the star turn for his team yet again with a
Level 1-1 at the interval, it was Konar who turned out to
be the hero of the day by scoring the match-winner just in
the nick of time for the green and maroon brigade.
With this victory, Bagan regained the top position on the
league table. They have 41 points from 20 outings while Tollygunge have 20 from as many matches.
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