Tollygunge shock Mahindra United
Akeem Abulalem scored a minute from the final whistle to give Tollygunge Aggragami a 1-0 victory over Mahindra United in a Tata National Football League match in Kolkata on Monday.
After muffing up chances galore, the Kolkata side struck a minute from close through their Nigerian striker, who
had scored a hat-trick in their previous match against Hindustan Aeronautics.
Abulalem shot home after playing wall with compatriot Adeola Adeyeri. The Mahindra defenders were nowhere in sight and
onrushing custodian Virendra Singh helplessly watched the ball
roll into the net.
Mahindra have 23 23 points.
The visitors, who went down 1-2 to East Bengal last
Thursday, seemed to have fallen on bad times at this crucial
juncture of the league, as nothing went right for them at the
Salt Lake stadium on Monday.
Defending with their back to the wall for almost the
entire duration of the 90-minute exchange, Mahindra looked in
total disarray, managing a close look at the rival goal only
once, towards the close of the opening half, when Raman
Vijayan's push into a vacant goal was saved by Tollygunge
stopper Satish Bharti on the goal line.
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