Brothers hold MSC in six-goal thriller

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, May 23,2019

 
 

Relegation-threatened Brothers Union denied a rejuvenated Mohammedan Sporting Club their third successive win in the Bangladesh Premier League as they came from three-goal down to hold the Black and White outfits to a 3-3 draw on Thursday.
Saif Sporting Club also came from a goal down to hold Arambagh Krira Sanga to a 1-1 draw at the Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh.
In the day’s other match, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club ended their eight-match winless streak with a 4-0 crushing of Rahmatganj MFS in Dhaka.
At the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Mohammedan Sporting Club took a 3-0 lead in the first half with Yousuf Sifat scoring a brace after Toklish Ahmed gave his team the lead.
But Mohammedan, who won their previous two games in the league, could not hold on to the lead as Brothers made a phenomenal comeback in the second half to snatch a valuable point.
Super-sub Mahammad Mokarram struck one in between Mannaf Rabbi’s brace to give Brothers their third draw in the league.
With the draw, Brothers remained in joint 11th place along with NoFel SC of the 13-team table with nine points from 15 matches while Mohammedan remained stuck in 10th position with 13 points from the same number of games.
In Mymensingh, Colombian defender Deiner Cordoba cancelled out a 47th minute strike from Cameroonian striker Paul Emile against Arambagh.
With the draw, Saif remained in fourth place of the table with 30 points from 15 matches while Aramagh were in a place below at fifth with 20 points from same number of outings.
Gambian Solomon Kings scored two goals for Jamal from penalties in the 73rd and 82nd minutes before Emile Sambou and super-sub Shakhawat Hossain Rony completed the rout by scoring in the 88th minute and injury time respectively at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
With the win, Jamal toppled Muktijoddha to grab the seventh position with 20 points from 15 matches while Rahmatganj remained in ninth position with 15 points from same number of outings.

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