Bengaluru FC's reserve side defeated Kolkata-based Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in a Group C game of the 2018 2nd Division I-League at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Sunday.
Naorem Roshan Singh (37') opened the scoring for the hosts. Wael Ayan (39') equalised almost immediately. Lamgoulen Hangshing (82’) scored the late winner to hand the Naushad Moosa-coached side their fourth win.
Roshan, who was on-loan at Indian Arrows for the 2017-18 I-League, slammed home a half-volley after Prasanth Kalinga's flag-kick was initially cleared out.
New coach Mridul Banerjee immediately replaced Sheik Faiaz with Tirthankar Sarkar following the goal and the substitute made his impact hardly a minute after coming on.
His cross from the right was pinpoint for Ayan as the Syrian striker finished from close range at the far post.
Hangshing was assisted by Lalrintluanga for the eventual winner with eight minutes on the clock as the striker brought up his third of the season.
Bengaluru FC 'B' returned to winning ways following their first defeat of the season midweek as they jumped to the top of the standings, edging past TRAU FC on head-to-head.
Mohammedan, who had Mridul Banerjee in-charge after the sacking of Biswajit Bhattacharya are three points behind the top two qualifying spots with two games to go.
The 'B' team of the Indian Super League (ISL) side had suffered the first defeat of their campaign midweek in a 3-0 loss to Langsning FC and replied with a win with three games to go.
Group C standings*:
|1||Bengaluru FC (reserves)||7||4||2||1||3||14|
|5||Jamshedpur FC (reserves)||8||2||2||4||-7||8|
|6||Chennaiyin FC (reserves)||8||2||0||6||-9||6|
*After Sunday's games