Calcutta Football League 2018: 5 things Mohun Bagan need to improve
Mohun Bagan have started their 2018-19 Calcutta Football League Premier Divison A campaign with flying colours after grabbing all 9 points from their opening three games. The Kolkata giants are desperate to win the league this time around as they haven't been able to lift any silverware for the last few years.
The Kolkata League has been a happy hunting ground for their arch-rivals. East Bengal have won the league for a record 8 times in a row. The closest Bagan reached was the last time when they finished on equal points, only separated by an inferior goal difference.
Despite the ongoing political issues, Shankarlal Chakraborty, Bagan's coach, has managed to keep the team's shape intact. But there are certain aspects that he would love to improve.
Here are five things the Mariners need to do in order to win the title:
1. Score more goals
Mohun Bagan have adopted a new 3-5-2 formation in the last match against George Telegraph. The two foreigners, Dipanda Dicka and Henry Kisekka, started in front of the goal. But the green and maroon brigade failed to create enough openings as the Ugandan striker looked unimpressive. They are yet to find the proper combination between them.
Arguably, Mohun Bagan have the best front line in the tournament. The supporters expect to see their team scoring more often now. As we already know that they had to miss out on a goal difference the last time, they need to score more goals to be in a comfortable position.
2. Eradicate defensive lapses
Eze Kingsley is the leader of the defense, as always. He has averted dangers many times already. But the others are not as sharp as him. It was Shankar Roy who saved Bagan from dropping 2 points in the last match with a brilliant save.
Time and again the opponents have created openings that could cause danger to the Mariners. The defense failed to deal with some quick counter attacks, and the goalkeeper had to come to the rescue.
In their second game of the league, Rainbow scored twice past them. The other teams have also asked questions every time they went forward. Despite playing with three in the back, Bagan have to work on the last line of their defense.