Bagan conceded 4 goals at Goa against Dempo. Bagan team with full strength except Barreto, who was in the reserve bench. T.D. Subhas Bhowmick told earlier before match started that 3 points is the primary target but one point could be alright for his team.
From the starting of the match Bagan started to initiate some good attacks but could not able to convert those attacks to goal. In the 27th minute of the match from brilliant cross from Beto Climax Lawrence drew the first blood of Bagan defence through a dynamic head. Shilton was unmoved and he had nothing to do with that goal. Dhanrajan was spectator this time. (0-1).
Just two minutes after the first goal Clifford Miranda scored the second for Dempo from a through of Ranti, again all the defenders looked like spectator and Shilton tried but couldn’t able to stop Clifford to put the ball inside the net. (0-2).
Till the end of the first half Bagan defence was literally shivering by the frquent attacks of the Goan giant. Meanwhile Shilton was seemed to be injured before half time. But in the second half no change made by Mohun Bagan TD. But Bagn conceded another goal via Ranti Martins from a pass of Beto in the 47th minute (0-3). For this goal injury of Shilton is mainly liable. In the 49th minute Sangram came in the field for Shilton. But frequency of Dempo attacks was hard to tolerate by Bagan defence. In the 67th minute Snehasis was replaced by Barreto. In the 68th minute Anwar made a goalline save and stop his team to concede the goal no. 4. But not too late Bagan conceded the goal no. 4 in the 72nd minute via Clifford Miranda (0-4). In the 87th minute Muritala Ali scored a consolation goal for Mariners (1-4). Clifford Miranda was adjudged Man of the match.
Mohun Bagan will now play the next match against Shillong Lajong in the IFA Shield encounter at Salt Lake Stadium at 2.00 pm on Monday 14th March.
Bagan will play their next i-League match on 3rd of April against Mumbai FC at Kolhapur.
Mohun Bagan: Shilton (Sangram), Surkumar, Dipak, Anwar, Dhanrajan, Snehasis (Barreto), Rakesh Masih, Jayanta, Ishfaq (Satish), Chidi, Muritala.