Kolkata, Oct 19, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) After Federation cup defeat to East Bengal in the final, Mohun Bagan returned like a champions in soccer to demolish George Telegraph (GT) 7-0 to stump a biggest ever win at Sahara Calcutta Football Premier Division League (CFL) at their home ground on Tuesday.
Hat-trick from Edeh Chidi and Subair Muritala Ali gave Mohun Bagan their biggest win this season over bottom George Telegraph.
Shaven-headed Chidi sprung a surprise scoring inside forty-five seconds and struck two more before halftime. His fourth and 150th in India came from converting a free kick.
His Nigerian partner Ali also scored a hat-trick giving the mariners’ the biggest ever win this season to boost the side after Federation Cup defeat to East Bengal in the final early this month in Cuttack.
Mohun Bagan had 6-1 win against Salgaocar in Cuttack’s semifinals clash.
The victory fetched the green-and-maroon total ten points from five games, but not enough for holders to scare table leaders East Bengal, who have 24 points from eight games followed by Techno Aryan’s 21 points from nine plays, another unbeaten outfit in this edition of domestic league.
Big bodied Chidi, captaining the side looked deadly whenever he moved with the ball struck home on the forty-five seconds with a solo effort and struck his second from Snehashish Chakraborty’s cross and hit his first hat-trick this season into the stoppage time of first half to demolish George Telegraph, who remained at five points from ten games.
Resumption of second half saw Ali scored twice within ten minutes and had to wait for a penalty in the fag end of the game. As substitute Satish Kumar was fouled by GT’s defender Martin referee Prabir Dhar signaled for the spot kick.
Ali also did his first hat-trick defeating GT goalkeeper Tonmoy Karmakar, who would soon to forget the nightmare in his playing career.
Mohun Bagan could have won by ten goals and could have surpassed their 8-0 win versus GT in 1970 had not Chidi, Ali and Kingshuk Debnath missed their sitter.
The two hat-tricks were fifth in this edition, after East Bengal’s Bikash Narginari, Penn Orji and Chirag United’s Josimar da Silva Martins’.