CFL: Mohammedan Sporting hold Mohun Bagan to goalless draw

Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Ten-man Mohammedan Sporting held I-League champions Mohun Bagan to a goalless draw in their Calcutta Premier Division lung-opener on Sunday.

Sporting were reduced to ten men in the 33rd minute when their skipper Nurain Karim Omlaja was red carded for pulling back an advancing Raja Das just outside the box at Vidyasagar Krirangan in Barasat.

With midfielder Lalkamal Bhowmick essaying fine crosses and centres, Mohun Bagan looked the better team in the first half.

In the 38th minute Das missed an easy chance when he shot wide after being fed by Souvik Chakraborty inside the box.

Sporting went on the counter, but striker Nurudeen Olawale’s long ranger was off target.

Sporting started as the better team in the second session, but Mohun Bagan gradually seized the initiative.

Midway into the half, Lalkamal’s free kick was headed out by substitute Kean Lewis.

The fast and skilful Lewis troubled Sporting, but could not finish off the chances that came his way.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here