M.Bagan Football Ground at 3 P.M
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING NET HALF A DOZEN GOALS AGAINST INDIAN NAVY
Mohammedan SC, after an unfortunate loss against Mohun Bagan in the opening match of the Durand Cup 2019, return with a resounding victory against Navy at Mohun Bagan ground.
Today, Mohammedan made an early substitution, when Vanlalbiaa Chhangte replaced Sovan Sen in the 24th minute. The match saw attacking football from both the sides, but without any prolific result. When the half-time whistle was heard, the scoreboard read 0-0. But all was to change in the second half of the match.
Mohammedan SC finally got a breakthrough in the 56th minute as Arthur Kouassi scores the first goal. The Cote D’Ivoire forward possibly had the most impressive performance in this year’s Durand Cup. He would go on to score four more goals, at the 72nd, 76th, 86th and 90th minute, the final one coming through a penalty. The only other goal for MSC came through the boots of another African, the Ugandan Mudda Muse in the 62nd minute. A long ranger from the corner of the penalty box by Britto PM in the 71st minute opened the sheet for Navy, seconds before Kouassi would net his second.
The final moments of the match saw some intense action, with another penalty coming at 90+6, this time in Navy’s favour. When referee blew the final whistle, the scoreboard read 6-2 in Mohammedan Sporting’s favour.
The day thus saw 12 goals scored in this year’s Durand Cup, across 2 games. Mohammedan Sporting will face ATK for their final match of group league on August 16 while Navy will face the current group topper Mohun Bagan on August 17, both at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.