Mohun Bagan has moved into final of the Airlines Gold Cup. Mohun Bagan won the semifinal convincingly against George Telegraph by 3-0. Jewel Raja (1) and Tolgay Ozbey (2) scored for Bagan. Tolgay, Odafa and Stanley missed some easy chances – otherwise the score line could have half a dozen for Bagan
Mohun Bagan win the first game they played in the season today. Tolgay Ozbey struck twice to secure Bagan’s first win of the season, 3-0 over George Telegraph. This was his first appearance for Bagan. Jewel Raja scored the first goal of the game. all three were scored in the second half.
Bagan started the game keeping Odafa in the bench, as per the statements given by the coach last evening. Stanley and Tolgay did create some panic but the team was missing Odafa badly. George Telegraph also did well and was creating panic in Bagan box from time to time. Eche and Mehraj did well as central defenders and foiled GT moves.
It was too early to talk about central midfield – however the supporters felt Bagan can do better.
Odafa came out in the second half and started pressing George defense jointly with Tolgay. George defense could not bear the pressure and they conceded three goals in 20 minutes.
Bagan will now face Mohammedan Sporting in the final, expected to happen on 15th September 2012.
Team : Shilton, Rajib, Mehrajuddin, Eche(Warundeep) ,Biswajit (Lalrinfela), Bhargav, Denson, Lalrozama, Jewel, Stanley (Odafa), Tolgey
Meanwhile Rahim Nabi signed for Bagan today.