Kolkata: Nigerian striker Odafe Okolie fired a brace as Mohun Bagan got past Air India 3-1 in an I-League football match at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Wednesday.
While Odafe scored once in each half - in the 41st and 84th minutes, Ashim Biswas found the target in the 80th minute while Md. Safi struck the only goal for the airmen.
After a dozen outings, Bagan now have 24 points, while Air India stay on 19.
Odafe drew first blood from a Hudson Lima pass. The Nigerian outwitted two defenders and placed home.
The airmen upped the ante in the second session and Safi scored in the 54th minute to make the scoreline 1-1.
But the deadlock was broken yet again as Ashim Biswas trapped a Rakesh Masih pass and beat Air India's Sengalese defender Lamine Tamba to send the ball in with a rasping shot from a narrow angle.
Six minutes from time, Odafe launched into a solo from outside the box, beat a maze of defenders and found the net for the final goal of the match.