Kings hit Arambagh for six

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:57, Feb 16,2021 | Updated: 00:25, Feb 17,2021


Argentine forward Raul Oscar Becerra (2nd-L) heads to score one of his three goals against Arambagh Krira Sangha during their Bangladesh Premier League match in Cumilla on Tuesday. — BFF photo

Argentine forward Raul Oscar Becerra and Brazilian forward Robson Azevedo da Silva each hit hat-tricks as Bashundhara Kings crushed Arambagh Krira Sangha 6-1 in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Shaheed Direndranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla on Tuesday.

In the other matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Abahani Limited beat Saif Sporting Club by 2-0 goals while the match between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Uttar Baridhara ended in a 3-3 draw.

For Kings, Oscar scored in the third, 65th and 74th minutes to complete his hat-trick while Robson scored in the 32nd, 42nd and 77th minutes to hit fourth treble of the ongoing league.

Arambagh forward Nihat Zaman Ucchash scored one in the 18th minute.

All four hat-tricks of the league came against all-losers Arambagh as earlier Sheikh Jamal’s Gambian forward Pa Omar Jobe and Sheik Russel Krira Chakra’s Nigerian midfielder Ugochukwu Obi Moneke’s hat-tricks also came against Arambagh.

For Abahani, their Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto Santos and Haitian forward Belfort Kervens scored one goal each after a barren first half.

Raphael scored in the 53rd minute with a header after a long throw-in by defender Rayhan Hasan before Belfort made it 2-0 in the 65th minute by placing the ball following a cross by midfielder Jewel Rana from the left side.  

In the other match, league’s top scorer Jamal’s Gambian forward Pa Omar Jobe scored a brace to take his goals tally to 10.

Forward Nurul Absar gave Jamal the lead in the ninth minute before Baridhara came back in the game to tale a 3-1 lead with forward Sujan Biswas, midfielder Papon Singh and forward Sumon Reza scoring once each respectively in the 28th, 45th and 70th minutes.   

When it seemed Jamal were going to suffer their first defeat in the league Jobe scored in the 73rd minute and in the final minute of the game to save his team.

After the day’s results, Kings remained at the top of the points table with 25 points from nine games followed by the six-time champions Abahani with 21 points from nine games.

Jamal earned 18 points from eight games while win-less Baridhara earned five points from five games.

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email