Kolkata, Oct. 24, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Champions Mohun Bagan scraped through lowly rated Eastern Railway by a solitary second half goal scored towards the fag end of the match in the Sahara Kolkata Premier Football League at their home ground here Sunday.
The all important goal that enabled Bagan to earn full points was netted by Sohrabuddin during injury time.
When everybody thought the match would end goalless, the green and maroon finally managed to put one through as Sohrabuddin beautifully headed home a swerving flag kick taken by Jayanta Sen in the 91st minute ( 1-0).
With this victory Mohun Bagan have so far earned 16 points from seven matches while Eastern Railway remained at the same spot with four points from 11 outings. East Bengal are now leading the league table with 30 points from 11 plays.
Eastern Railway put up a stubborn defence that kept the Bagan front liners at bay till the last minute. Their defenders, specially Babun Kar and Santanu, kept a strict vigil on strikers Chiddi and made him inoperative.
Railway custodian Biswanath Sengupta also dished out a fine show to thwart most of Bagan attacks.
Biswanath was rightly chosen ‘Man of the Match’.
(Reporting by Manik Banerjee)