VYBK Football Ground at 6.30 P.M
ATK FINALLY TASTES VICTORY IN THIS YEAR’S DURAND CUP
ATK, the home ISL team from Kolkata, finally pocketed a win in the 129th edition of Durand Cup, as they defeated Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0 at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
The game started half an hour late at 1830 hrs due to a torrential downpour since afternoon. Even the entire 90 minutes duration was accompanied with constant rainfall, though the match remained uninterrupted.
In the 3rd minute itself, William Pauliankhum scored a goal to give ATK an early lead. Mohammedan SC got a few chances to level the score but failed to convert each of them. It was a tough day at work for the ATK goalie Avilash Paul as he made some brilliant saves to deny MSC the all-important equaliser.
Both Mohammedan SC and ATK thus end their journey for this year’s Durand Cup as group topper Mohun Bagan comfortably qualify for the semis. Mohun Bagan, for their final group league match, will meet tomorrow, August 17, 1830 hrs onwards at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.