Md Sporting takes top position of Sahara Kolkata League

Kolkata, Aug 16 (UNI) Ahead of derby match against East Bengal on Tuesday, strong contenders Mohammedan Sporting today stormed into the pole position in Sahara Kolkata Football League scoring 3-1 against bottom line Peerless Sports Club at Yuba Bharati Krirangan.

Theodore Sunday was livewire for Md Sporting in absence of veteran Mike Okoro. Scoring a goal and creating for another in the first half, the Liberian was devastating in the second half also, but rival goalie Arunava Das stood firm to concede his goal.

Today's win jacked up the black-white atop the table with 20 points from eight plays, one point ahead of defending champions Mohun Bagan and five points up from East Bengal in the eight-team championship.

Satyajit Bose shot home early after getting a measured cross from amidst cheer from fans at YBK. Few minutes later Sunday shot home for himself defeating Arunava Das from his right after dodging past two defenders. This was Sunday's seventh goal and equallled with Mohun Bagan's top scorer Lalampuiya in the league.

A reducer for PSC came four minutes before break when Okoroko Price on his debut shot home giving some anxious moments to Md Sporting coach Sabir Ali.

Price was intercepted wrongfully by Vinu Jose at the danger area and referee Pijush Biswas whistled for spot kick. Price made no mistake defeating Nashim Akhtar on his right.

Md Sporting's third goal came from Mizoram's boy Lalchuwang Awma on 73rd minute. Before that PSC's goalkeeper saved two possible goals from Sunday.

Coach Sabir Ali thanked his boys and said they were going greats before the derby match.


Story first published: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 19:33 [IST]
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