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I-League 2017-18: NEROCA FC vs Mohun Bagan, Talking Points

Gaurav Kadam
821   //    18 Feb 2018, 19:14 IST

Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan moved within two points of East Bengal FC (Photo Credits: I-League Media)

The 76th match of the Hero I-League 2017-18 season saw title challengers NEROCA FC take on Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan in the last home match of the season at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur.

The home side began the game on the top of the table with a total of 31 points from their sixteen games of the season. Mohun Bagan, on the other hand, was in the fourth spot at the start of the game with 21 points from their fourteen games and a win today would put them within two points of traditional rivals East Bengal FC.

Mohun Bagan won 3-2 in a match that saw an action-packed first half game with five goals being scored. NEROCA had taken the lead through Subhash Singh but Dicka scored from the spot within four minutes to equalize. Soon, Felix Chidi got the lead back for NEROCA but Dicka was there again to make it all square for the visitors. Akram Moghrabi got the winner in the added time of the first half as Bagan held on to the lead in the final 45 minutes to take away three crucial away points.

Subhash Singham scores early to put NEROCA on the front foot

Subhash Singh's goal sent the crowd into raucous cheers (Photo Credits: I-League Media)

Mohun Bagan began the game on a strong note dominating in the midfield, not allowing NEROCA any time on the ball. In the 16th minute, Singham Subhash Singh scored against the run of play giving the home side lead in the match. He robbed Kinshuk Debnath with good pressing and finished with a great lob over the rushing Shilton Paul.

The finish sent the home crowd into loud bursts of cheers as they witnessed a great goal from the crowd favourite Singham Subhash Singh in the last home match of the season.

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