The Shillong-based side will feel hard done by as they put in a superb first half only to capitulate under sustained Mumbai pressure in the second as the hosts stole a pointWelcome to Goal's new I-League feature: Top and Flop. For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal, who deserves recognition for achieving something special. It won't necessarily be the best player in the league - but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. In the same vein, we will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day and eventually came to hurt his side.
|TOP: SANJDAR AHMADI
Nidhin Lal, the goalkeeper for Mumbai FC, may have been adjudged the Man of the Match but Sanjdar Ahmadi has been a vital source of goals and unwavering hard work for this Mumbai FC side. He may have scored jsut two goals this season, but his contributions go more than just hitting the back of the net. As he demonstrated against the north east side, he is far more potent in a supporting strikers role, playing just behind the number nine than plying his trade upfront. He gave the Rangdajied defenders a hard time, chasing every ball, whilst instrumental in setting up a few chances for his compatriot Hashmatullah Barikzai.
|FLOP: KIM YONG
The Japanese-born DPR Korean was a disappointment all afternoon as he didn't capitalize on the chances he got. His passing was awry in the final third at times and one felt as the lone striker upfront, he'd drop a little too deep. His only shot at goal was parried away by the goalkeeper and he could have scored if he'd placed it better after some great one touch passing in the build-up play. He missed a wonderful chance to score late on from a corner, as his header went wide. He cut a frustrated figure at the end and Santosh Kashyap will hope he finds on his striking boots soon and plunders the goals in for the desperate Rangdajied United.
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