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March 31, 2013 4:00 PM IST
Bangalore Football Stadium — Bangalore

I-League division II: Bhawanipore FC hold Mohammedan Sporting to a goalless draw

The two Kolkata sides register a point each in their opener in the I-League division II Final Phase...

By Anselm Noronha

Mohammedan Sporting SC, I-League division II
I-League division II results

Bhawanipore FC and Mohammedan Sporting Club played out a 0-0 draw in an I-League second division final phase clash played at the Bangalore football stadium, on Sunday.

After a cautious start to the match, a sudden burst of goal-mouth action saw Bhawanipore come close to breaking the deadlock in the 19th minute when Jaganath Sana's shot missed the target by not much.

Soon, down the opposite end, Sporting substitute J. Prasad, who had come in place of Jayanta Sen, sent a powerful pile-driver which however came off another player before Bhawanipore keeper Debjit Majumder could comfortably claim the ball.

Two minutes after the half-hour mark, Bhawanipore's Snehasish Dutta squandered another opportunity to put his side in the lead.

Sporting striker Wi Hyujuu's efforts also went in vein as the rival defense did well to block the South Korean's shot on target in the 55th minute. Wi's replacement, Younes Balthaw, meanwhile had a penalty claim turned down in the 73rd minute.

Continuing their quest to find the elusive opener, Sporting's Jerry Zersingha's desperate left curler from the right flew marginally wide of the far post as the match eventually ended goalless.

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