Wednesday, May 04, 2011

united Sikkim sail past Mohammedan Sporting in I-League

Shillong, May 4 (IBNS) United Sikkim notched up their first win in the Second Division I-League final round when they defeated Kolkata’s Mohammedan Sporting by a solitary goal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong.
Former Liberian captain John D Meyongar scored the winner in the 39th minute. The win takes United to six points from four matches while Sporting stay on 3 points from as many.

Meyongar blasted it in off a Lanrin Fela corner-kick. The Sporting defence was slow to react and Meyongar finished it off. The goal came as a relief to coach Stanley Rosario, whose strikers have stayed guilty of missing many in the tournament.

“We should have won all our matches but somehow missed the plot,” Stanley quipped.

“The positive part stays that we have been creating chances. Today, we should have won by a bigger margin. But I’m happy, we have broken the jinx. The boys deserve the win.”

In fact, United were not able to capitalise further when Mohammedan Sporting were down to ten men in the 68th minute after Mumtaz Akhtar was given marching orders.

Bhaichung Bhutia, yet to fully recover from his injury, came in as a substitute for M Suresh in the 80th minute. United next play Southern Samity on May 8.

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