Mohun Bagan are now placed fifth on the table and are level on points with arch rivals East Bengal and Mumbai FC. JCT have slumped to eighth position after a brilliant start to their league campaign.
Bhaichung Bhutia started the attack as his volley missed the target in the
who has been on fire lately, opened the account for Bagan in the 14th
minute as headed in a James Singh cross from the right.
second came off a penalty from Jose Baretto after he was fouled inside the area
and referee Dinesh Nair had no hesitation in pointing towards the spot.
things looked easy for the Green and Maroon, referee Dinesh Nair sent off Peter
Odafe for his second serious foul of the evening as he tackled Jagpreet Singh
towards the end of the first session.
coach Karim Bencherifa to get his side into the Dempo mode where they were in a
similar position with 10 men and came out in flying colours. Rakesh Masih
filled in for Odafe as a stopper back while Ishfaq, Marcos and James formed a
three man midfield. Bhaichung played as a lone striker upfront and Baretto was
given a free role in front of the midfielders.
into the second half and Bhaichung Bhutia found the back of the net but his goal
was disallowed as Baretto appeared to have fouled the JCT custodian Karanjit
JCT had their
chances in the game but failed to convert them. Eduardo Da Silva came close
when his shot came off the post in the first half while Sakatar Singh was
guilty of missing an open chance in the second session.
ended with the same scoreline and Bagan are on high for the moment.
Bagan: Ishfaq Ahmed (14th min) and Jose Baretto (30th