Mohun Bagan fails to move up from the fifth spot in the iLeague despite having a lead in second half of the match against Churchill Brothers on Friday. Mohun bagan kicked off at around 2:32pm IST at Barasat Stadium today. but in the second minute it was churtchill that went for a positive move. From a counter attack Marocs and Chidi exchanged the ball and tried to break Churchill defense. But Masih goofed up and the day’s first attempt went for a toss.

Soon Churchill started pressing Bagan defense and at times bagan defense, with Deepak and Manju out for injury, seem to be fragile. 
then Barreto got an oppotunity to score and he surprised the spectators in missing the ball from a handshaking distance. 

Churchill went for a counter attack and earned a corner. Odafa header went into the goal(1-0).

Bagan defense seem to be puzzled after conceding the goal, and then Sur kumar started taking additional load, bringing in the experience Sagram, Azim and Biswajit lacked in the defense. Ishfaq and Sueoka started using the two flanks well and Churchill’s defense was in real trouble. Gaurmangi led Churchill defense well and foiled some Bagan attacks. 

In the 35th minute Bagan earned a corner. Sueoka and Marcos took a short corner and Marcos crossed the ball for Barreto and Barreto header was too good for Arindam(1-1).

Just before the end of the first half chidi missed another opportunity to score- it was an open net but he failed to push the ball in. within a minute Referee Suresh whistled for the lemon break.

Post break Churchill kicked off and tried to create pressure in Bagan defense. But it was Bagan that earned a corner  as Arindam fouled Sueoka inside the box. Barreto placed the ball to Arindam’s right (2-1) and the crowd cheered.

Next five minutes found Chidi and Ishfaq taking control of the left flank. But Nauba did well to stop them. Ishfaq had a hard tackle on Nauba and eventually referee suresh booked him. Yumnam soon was also booked for hitting Ishfaq.

Soon after, Churchill earned a free kick outside Bagan box. Odafa took it well and found the equalizer (2-2).

Later both the teams played attacking football. Meanwhile tomba and James replaced Sueoka and Ishfaq respectively.

Later chidi was pulled down inside Churchill box. Referee denied Bagan a genuine penalty. The match finally ended 2-2

Man of the Match : Odafa

Scorers- Barreto -2 (Mohun Bagan), Odafa -2 (Churchill Brothers)

Team –

MB:Sangram,Sur, Sagram, Azim, Biswajit,Sueoka(Tomba), Masih, Marcos,Isfaq(James),Barreto, Chidi
CB :Arindam, Naoba, Dhanachandra, Gourmangi, Felix, Kalu,Paite(Charan),Vashum, Ito, Yumnam, Odafa

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