I-League: DSK Shivajians 0-2 Mohun Bagan
New comer DSK Shivajians beaten by Mohun Bagan 2-0 at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Saturday.
The home side started this one strongly, keeping possession of the football while playing on the front foot. In the 4th minute of the game saw Douhou Pierre driving in beautiful ball, but found no team mates to head the ball home as it rolled out of play.
Sony Norde found the lead for Kolkata side from the corner kick of Katsumi Yusa who created the room from inside the small box to slam the ball in.
Mariners kept control of the game till the end of first half almost getting the double lead in 43rd minute when Jeje´s header missed the target.
Disappointed with his side´s first-half performances, Shivajians coach Derrick Pereira introduced Israil Gurung in place of Captain Aser Dica.
Much like the first, the home side started the second period strongly, keeping the majority of the ball but failing in their attempts to provide anything fruitful.
Sony Norde found his and teams second after a low shot from the edge of the box went past Subrata Paul.
At an hour mark home side came close of pulling one back when Mohammed Rafi´s header from Indarjeet´s cross hit the bar and rebound falling for Israil Gurung to slot the ball in, but Gurung powerful shot took the height to sail over the cross bar.
Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte picked of his second yellow of the match after his needless tackle in the 75th minute.
Playing 10 men Shivajians were not enogh to reduce the margin and Mohun Bagan took all the three points from a match.
Sony Norde´s brace grabbed first away point for green and maroon brigade...