Bagan beat Tollygunge 2-1

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Asim Biswas' late strike propelled three-time champions Mohun Bagan to a 2-1 win over Tollygunge Agragami in the National Football League match.

Bagan beat Tollygunge 2-1

Kolkata:

Asim Biswas' late strike propelled three-time champions Mohun Bagan to a 2-1 win over city rivals Tollygunge Agragami as the curtains came down on the first phase action of the ninth National Football League match in Kolkata today. Bagan, who have put up a lacklustre show so far this year, earlier took the lead through Basudeb Mandal before Gouranga Dutta restored parity for Tollygunge in the Salt Lake stadium exchange. Bagan's hard-earned win, coming after a lean three-match stretch during which they went down to Vasco and drew with lowly SBT and Salgaocar, pushed up their points tally to 15 from 11 games. Counter attacksTollygunge, on the other hand, remained on 11 points from the same number of games. The match saw Bagan start strongly and create some early chances as Tollygunge relied on fast counter attacks in the first session which ended 1-1. In fact, Tollygunge were unlucky not to have taken a 2-1 lead by the breather as Surojit Bose's shot hit the post in stoppage time. The second session, however, clearly belonged to Bagan who kept their opponents on the defensive and came close to scoring on several occasions before sealing the issue in the dying moments to get the much-needed three points. (PTI)



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