Sheikh Russel overpower Mohammedan
Former champions Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra outplayed Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited by 1-0 in their ninth round match of the JB Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football at Sylhet District Stadium on Thursday.
Sheikh Russel Cameroonian striker Paul Emile Biyaga scored the lone goal for the winning team.
With the victory, Sheikh Russel got their first win in the ongoing JB Bangladesh Premier League.
After playing 9 matches in the tournament, former champions Sheikh Russel opened the account of victory as they lost 6 and drew two with Team BJMC in their round 5 and Dhaka Abahani Ltd in 8th round matches respectively.
In the other match of the day, defending champion Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club maintained the solo lead in the league table, despite played out a 3-3 draw against Dhaka Abahani Ltd at Sylhet District Stadium.
With day’s result, Sk Jamal collected 19 points from nine matches with five wins and four draws to maintain the top slot, followed by Abahani securing 17 from the same number of encounters with four wins and five draws.
Haitian forward Wedson Anselme put Sk Jamal ahead in the 43rd minute of the match by a left footed volley from the top of the six yard box, 1-0.
Abahani Midfielder Atiqur Rahman Fahad leveled the margin in the 45th minute by a right footer from goal mouth melee, 1-1.
English forward Lee Andrew Tuck doubled the lead for Abahani in the stopgap time of the first half, 2-1.
Abahani were reduced to ten-men as their midfielder Atiqur Rahman Fahad got marching order in the 46th minute following the double yellow cards.
Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba extended the margin for Abahani in the 50th minute, 3-1.
Gambian midfielder Darbo Landing reduced the margin for Sk Jamal in the 55th minute flicking the ball to deceive goalie by a right footed attempt from top of the six yard box, 3-2.
Wedson Anselme restored the parity scoring his 2nd goal in the 77th minute by a left footed shot from the top-edge corner of the six yard box, dodging Abahani captain Mamun Miah and goalie Sultan Ahmed Sakil, after carrying the ball from left flank, 3-3.
In the remaining 9th round matches, Uttar Baridhara will face Brothers Union Ltd; Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra will meet Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society today, where as Team BJMC will lock horns against Chittagong Abahani Limited; Soccer Club, Feni will play Arambagh Krira Shangha on October 1