Mohammedan Sporting Membership pipped Kenkre FC 1-0 to clinch the highest spot within the desk within the I-League 2021-22 on the Naihati stadium on Monday.
After struggling the primary lack of their marketing campaign in opposition to Churchill Brothers, Mohammedan SC struck again in opposition to backside of the desk aspect Kenkre FC. Andrey Chernyshov’s aspect is now two factors away from second-placed Gokulam Kerala with fifteen factors though the latter does have a game-in-hand.
Kenkre Soccer Membership has had a horrible begin to its marketing campaign however regarded strong in opposition to Mohammedan for many elements. The not too long ago promoted crew’s robust begin to their I-League journey continued as now they’ve misplaced 4 out of their 5 video games.
Mohammedan kicked off the sport in a optimistic method as they pressed Kenkre excessive up. The younger Kenkre aspect regarded up for the duty as they defended valiantly and tried to create probabilities of their very own.
Mohammedan received a free kick within the twelfth minute in a harmful place. Captain Nikola Stojanović’s thunderous shot was saved by Kenkre FC goalkeeper Padam Chettri to forestall his aspect from going behind.
The Black and White Brigade have been being affected person with their build-up, saved possession, and created probabilities commonly. Kenkre then again have been defending with ardour and have been in a position to hold Mohammedan at arm’s size.
The table-toppers began asserting their dominance and saved urgent Kenkre. The stress resulted in Mohammedan getting a free kick and a nook within the thirty third and thirty eighth minute. Mohammedan saved threatening the Kenkre aim and nearly scored within the fortieth minute as Faisal Ali’s stunning curling left-footed shot went simply large of the submit.
Mohammedan Sporting regarded in a rush to attain proper from the beginning of the second half, they tried to penetrate the defence of Kenkre within the opening jiffy. Kenkre grew into the half as they managed the midfield for a quick interval after the preliminary waves of the Mohammedan assault.
Mohammedan had one other likelihood to attain the primary aim as they received a free-kick in a good place on the Sixtieth-minute mark. Padam Chhetri needed to stretch a bit to avoid wasting a strong shot and deny the aim.
Mohammedan saved pilling on Kenkre as they got here near scoring within the 63rd minute. Faisal Ali floated an exquisite ball in from the right-hand aspect however Brandon Vanlalremdika’s scuffed shot went simply inches previous the submit.
Kenkre’s aspect lastly gave in to the barrage of Mohammedan assaults within the 72nd minute. Marcus Joseph headed in an inch-perfect supply from the left-hand aspect by Manoj Mohammad to make it open scoring.
Kenkre tried to create a late surge however weren’t in a position to create clear goal-scoring probabilities because the referee blew the ultimate whistle. Marcus Joseph was awarded Hero of the Match for his decisive aim which took his tally to 9 objectives this season.
Kenkre faces Rajasthan United FC of their subsequent recreation in the meantime, Mohammedan SC have a mouth-watering conflict in opposition to second-placed Gokulam Kerala up subsequent.