2 points in last 2 matches is really pushing out Mohun Bagan little far from the run of championship in the ONGC I-League this year. In the last two matches where they expected maximum points against team like Pune FC and JCT, actually they have managed to draw only in the both matches with score line remain same 0-0.
But Mariners’ livewire Brazilian Jose Barreto is still very much hopeful about their run for championship in the tournament. Even though he missed the penalty in the JCT match at Ludhiana, still he thinks that is not the end, a long way to go. Against Sporting Clube de Goa Mohun Bagan will play their next match at home turf. And as many as seven players of Mariners are already shown yellow card in earlier matches. The players are- Sangram, Shilton, Barreto, Marcos, Deepak, Azim, Masih, so coach Satyajit Chatterjee cautioned all those players to play cautiously, so that they must not miss the next match on 27th of March i.e. against Fed Cup runners Shillong Lajong. Isfaq Ahmed will be missed the match due to double booking. Moreover these two matches will be played at Kolkata and Mariners must get full points from these two matches otherwise their dream of hope of I –League may fall in to river Ganga. Coach Satyajit or veteran Barreto as well as the team believe the league is still open very much so no more point loss, only to go forward with full advantage. Eventually Mariners got the golden chance to go at least at the second spot of the table after Mahindra’s draw and Dempo’s loss in the last round but Mariners could not take the opportunity to go ahead.
Mohun Bagan-SCG match will be played at Yuba Bharati Krirangan from 4.30pm on Saturday, 20th of March.