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Mohun Bagan
FT
1 - 0
Churchill Brothers
Balwant Singh 28'
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That was far from convincing from the Fed Cup Chmpions, but none the less three points on the board, epsecially after going down to ten men. But, questions might get eventually asked of Sanjoy Sen who elected to take off his forward players in favor of midfielders after the red card.

The move attracted more and more of Churchill pressure, which almost saw the men from Goa equalise in the 92nd minute after a defensive miscue from Debnath after he failed to clear a high ball. All in all though, they seemed fluid in attack (when they did manage to attack).

This is quite far from their first choice team, with the likes of Sony Norde, Jeje, Eduardo and Haldar still to get in the team. But, from the fan's point of view that was JOB WELL DONE. 
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FT: That's it Mohun Bagan win the first game of the season via a Balwant Singh goal. 

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94' A minute or two of rooftop football,  as both sides clear the ball again and again.
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93' OOOOOOHHHHHH! AGNELO with a shot from the edge of the box, hits the top of the crossbar and goes out for a goalkick.
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90' Debjit Majumdar goes down under the challenge of of Agnelo. This might be more smart, than hurt from the goalkeeper.
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89' Appaling refereeing as Katsumi Yusa gets foulded and the hand goes up on the other side.
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87' Another freekick opportunity for Churchill Brothers. As Bikramjit comes on for Duffy.

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85' Freekick for Churchill Brothers, Agnelo, but the ball is well wide of Debjit's goal.
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83' Sehnaj Singh from 45 yards out, easy for Priyant SIngh.
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81' Lovely feet by Pronay, Souvik and then Darry Duffy as Mohun Bagan keep the ball.
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79' Adil Khan will the long ball wide, but Bagan defend well. Churchill's forward line haven't shown any application.

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77' A lovely sliding tackle by that beautiful man Prabir Das. What a player.
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75' CLOSE! Prabir Das (read Bengali Maldini) goes past two and go for a left foot shot/cross, Katsumi Yusa gets to the ball, and much to the dismay of the crowd the assistant flags for offside. (He was on by a yard or two).
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73' WOW! That was almost almost comical from Priyant, a through ball by Prabir Das to which Darryl Duffy amost getting to the ball. Priyant's sliding tackle sees him sit on the ball for a second.
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72' Mohun Bagan keeping the ball well depsite being a man down. Pronoy Halder helps that.
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71' Pronay Halder on for Balwant Singh, and it is 4-3-2.

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69' CHANCE! Misunderstanding between Debjit and Prbir Das but Seriton doesn't take advantage of an open goal. 

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Kean Lewis is sacrificed for Prabir Das.
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66' Chance! Seriton with the ball one on one with Souvik, with only Debjit after him,  but the Mohun Bagan man clears.
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Subhasish takes down Seriton at the edge of the box from a long ball.
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63' RED CARD FOR SUBHASISH BOSE. Mohun Bagan are down to Ten men.
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61' A flowing counter attack by Mohun Bagan, Souvik pciks the ball in midlfield, and passes to Balwant, who gets it to Katsumi and his eventual cross is slightly wide off the mark.
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61' Clifford Miranda goes off for Anthony D'Souca.
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57' That was a huge opportunity, Duffy who to everyone's surprise elects to pass back to Katsumi, who goes past one but his eventual shot is blocked.
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56' A frustrating secnd half so far for the Mohun Bagan fans as Churchill move the ball around easily without doing much with it.
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54' Churchill Brothers are growing in confidence, an cross from the left by Kingsley, but that man Anas clears again.

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53' Two crosses into the box by Mohun Bagan, one each from their two wingers, but one is over hit and the other underhit, both cleared.
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49' Freekick for Churchill Brothers, Clifford Miranda curls it in, but it is easy for Debjit again.

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48' That was a chance, a lovely throughball by Kean Lewis, but Balwant was caugh on his heels with the ball.
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47' Yusa gets the ball to Yusa chants from the crowd, he passes it to Souvik who recycles the ball again.
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45' The second hald starts as the first half ended, the ball is played among the backline of Churchill, followed by a long ball.
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The teams are back for the second half, and off we go!
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HT: Mohun Bagan go into the second half, a goal up. They have largely been the better side against a Churchill team who have been a bit too timid so far. 
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44' Churchill Brothers growing in confidence, Brandon jinks inside to his weaker left foot and goes for a long drive, but Debjit dodn't seem to be worried as the ball sails behind.

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43' Churchill Brothers keep the ball between their back-line, Sehnaj goes for a special Sehnaj Singh challenge, and gets a yellow card for his troubles.

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40' The Barasat stadium's pitch hasn't helped also, the ball seems to be getting stuck just a bit, with both teams preferring the longer ball.

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38' The game has slowed down in the last couple of mins, as Churchill keep the ball among their backline again, and themn Mohun Bagan do the same.

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35' Counter attack opportunity for Mohun Bagan, Kean Lewis with a dinked ball into the path of Balwant but Adil Khan clears again.

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33' Mohun Bagan on the front foot again, with Lewis and Balwant on the left, the ball is put in as Katsumi Yusa knocks it down for Duffy to hit a volley. But, it is straight at Priyant who collects easily.

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30' Brandon with a lovely reverse pass for Seriton who nutmegs Debnath, but Anas comes across brilliantly to clear the ball. Well done by the man from Mallapuram.
Bikramjit Singh
D. Duffy
88'
74'
S. Mollick
K. Almeida
P. Halder
Balwant Singh
71'
69'
A. Colaco
A. Fernandes
P. Das
K. Lewis
67'
S. Bose
64'
60'
A. D'Souza
C. Miranda
S. Bose
55'
S. Singh
43'
Balwant Singh
28'
Match time Sun, 08 Jan 2017, 07:00 PM
Mohun Bagan
17
S. Bose
23
S. Chakraborty
4
K. Debnath
9
D. Duffy
45
A. Edathodika
10
Y. Katsumi
20
P. Kotal
8
K. Lewis
24
D. Majumder
15
Balwant Singh
28
S. Singh
Churchill Brothers
5
K. Almeida
30
K. Fernandes
7
S. Fernandes
10
B. Fernandes
11
A. Fernandes
6
A. Khan
1
P. Singh
15
C. Miranda
4
R. Rodrigues
29
Satish Singh
8
Surchandra Singh
Mohun Bagan Subs
33
P. Das
3
R. Gaikwad
11
P. Halder
12
J. Lalpekhlua
22
S. Pal
6
Bikramjit Singh
32
R. Singh
Churchill Brothers Subs
31
A. Colaco
2
M. D'Silva
25
A. D'Souza
12
D. Franco
32
N. Kumar
27
S. Mollick
37
B. Nongkhlaw
D'oh! No data available
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Minerva Punjab 18 11 2 5 8 35
2 NEROCA 18 9 5 4 7 32
3 Mohun Bagan 18 8 7 3 14 31
4 East Bengal 18 8 7 3 13 31
5 Aizawl 18 6 6 6 3 24
6 Shillong Lajong 18 6 4 8 -8 22
7 Gokulam 18 6 3 9 -6 21
8 Chennai City 18 4 7 7 -9 19
9 Churchill Brothers 18 5 2 11 -11 17
10 Indian Arrows 18 4 3 11 -11 15
Updated: Jan 08, 2017 21:07 PM | Published: Jan 08, 2017 13:11 PM