Bagan climb to the third spot at Salgaocar's cost

Kolkata, Feb 04 (UNI) Mohun Bagan climbed to the third spot in the I-league today, defeating Salgaocar Sports club 1-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium.

While Bagan climbed to the third spot with 27 points from 15 games, Salgaocar sank further with seven points from 15 outings.

With relegation certain they could now just play for pride.

The all-important goal for the home team came in the 34th minute when Jose Rameirez Barreto headed home a Mohanraj long throw.

Sangram Mukherjee was rightly given the man of the match for his brilliant outing.

Salgaocar never looked menacing and their efforts remained without any focus and lost its sting in the rival box.

The bad news for Bagan was that they would miss Baichung in their next tie against Dempo.

It so happened that Rahul Kumar overlapped and from the left corner position of Salgaocar crossed the ball on the goalline.

Baichung tried to head and in this action came in contact with the goalkeeper. He saw his second yellow.


Story first published: Monday, February 4, 2008, 22:32 [IST]
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