Mariners beat Lajong FC in their their second group league match in Federation Cup at Cochin.In the last match Bagan defeated Mumbai FC by 1-0, while Shillong’s club beat the Goan outfit Salgaocar by massive 4-0. So Shillong Lajong suddenly become the toughest team to beat. But Bagan started the match where they stopped in the last match. Odafa and Christopher score 2 goals each, Katsumi and debutant Ujjal Haoladar scored 1 goal each.
Bagan outplayed Shillong Lajong all the way. Their key player Coloner Glen was marked brilliantly by Denson and Eche. Some times in the match Glen got so frustrated that he tore his own shirt.
However, Bagan will next play against Salgaocar. If Salgaocar would loss against Mumbai FC, then Mohun Bagan will be advanced to Semi Final before the last group league match played. If Salgaocar wins against Mumbai FC then Bagan has to win or draw against Salgaocar, can’t afford loss.
Next match of Mohun Bagan against Salgaocar at Cochin on 21st January.