Rahmatganj MFS regained the lead in the JB Bangladesh Premier League
with a thrilling 4-3 win over Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National
With their sixth win from 10 matches, the Old Dhaka outfit returned
to the top with 22 points and stayed one point ahead of Chittagong
Abahani. Brothers, on the other hand, stayed at seventh position with 11
Despite the absence of seven key players due to suspension and
injuries, Rahmatganj displayed a spirited show from the start with Sohel
Mia wreaking havoc down the left flank. The pressure early on clearly
had Brothers Union in trouble as they conceded the lead through an own
goal in the seventh minute.
Sohel, who was dropped from the national squad after his maiden
appearance against Maldives last month, darted into the box and cut it
back for Siyo Zunapio, only to see Brothers defender Krishna Pada put it
back to his own net.
Brothers showed signs of fight-back as Haitian marksman Walson
Anselme rattled the crossbar in the 16th minute before finding the back
of the net from a free-kick six minutes later.
Brothers took the lead five minutes later when Nkowcha Kingsley sped
into the box and drove an angular shot home only to have the margin
leveled again by Rahmatganj's Eleta Benjamin through a well-judged
header during stoppage time of the first half.
The game swung back in Rahmatganj's way after the restart and the Old
Dhaka outfit wrestled back the lead with a header from Didarul Alam on
64 minutes before Kingsley struck his second goal to make it 3-3 twelve
With the game going into stoppage time, Didarul stunned the Brothers
camp with a curling a left-footer straight into the back of the net. The
seventh goal of this high-scoring thriller proved to be the decisive
one as referee Azad Rahman called time immediately after kick-off.
Meanwhile, Team BJMC posted their second victory with a single-goal
win over Feni Soccer Club in the day's first match. The win took them to
eighth position with 10 points while Feni Soccer Club slipped to ninth
with nine points.
Nigerian striker Eleta Kingsley struck the decisive goal in the 15th
minute with a side-volley from the top of the six-yard box to give BJMC
their second win after two successive defeats while it was a third
straight defeat for Feni Soccer Club.