Mohun Bagan’s dream of winning 2011 IFA Shield to commemorate 1911 victory is alive after Bagan convincingly won against Pune FC by 2-0 in a Group league match. Chidi Edeh scored both the goals for Mohun Bagan in the first half of the game.
Major expectations were not there since the team is suffering from injuries, while Mohunbaganclub.com has learn that few players were upset with the TD’s research work on the first XI. However, the team had a positive approach and attacked the opponents right from the word GO. Gouranga was on the left flank while Satish on the right – and though Gouranga adjusted this position well Satish was seen struggling.
In the 14h minute Gouranga was tripped on the edge of the box – and Bagan got a direct freekick. Chidi converted that into a goal in the 16th minute.
In the 32nd minute Ishfaq replaced Satish and switched position with Gouranga. More attacks came from both the flanks – particularly gouranga was really plaing well.
Moreover defense played well. This gave the moral boost to the striking zone, though Muritalal continued missing chances.
In the 42nd minute Chidi scored from a cross from Ishfaq. In the second half Pune FC went for 3 quick changes- but failed to come back into the game. However, Bagan created few more opportunities – but failed to convert them into goals.
Bagan has got two wins and a draw and needs at least one point against Chirag to move into semifinal.