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I-League: Cornell Glen brace sinks Salgaocar

February 27, 2016 19:57 IST

Mohun Bagan

IMAGE: Mohun Bagan players celebrate. Photographer: AIFF Media

Cornell Glen struck twice as defending champions Mohun Bagan continued their winning run by notching up a convincing 3-1 win over Salgaocar FC to remain at the top of the table after the 9th round of the Hero I-League played at Tilak Stadium, in Vasco, on Saturday.

Bagan scored through Jeje Lalpakhlua (13th minute) and Glen Cornell (30th, 45+2), while Salgaocar FC pulled one back in the 71st minute through Darryl Duffy.

Salgaocar were reduced to 10 man in the second half after Gilbert Oliveira, who had altercation with substitute Bikramjit Singh, lost his cool and exchanged blow on him prompting referee Rowan Arumughan to give him marching orders.

The win takes Mohun Bagan four points clear of East Bengal as they lead the table with 21 points from 9 matches. While Salgaocar FC who are facing relegation are at the bottom of the table with 5 points from nine matches.

10-man Mumbai hold Sporting Clube de Goa to 2-2

Reduced to ten men in the second half, a fighting Mumbai FC held Sporting Clube de Goa to a 2-2 draw and kept their unbeaten home record intact in the I-League football match in Mumbai.

Mumbai were forced to play without captain NP Pradeep after he was sent off following a double-booking in the first half. But the hosts fought hard to earn the draw.

The visitors drew first blood in the 8th minute through Mahmoud Al Amna that was neutralised by Mumbai's Kyuki Kozawa in the 19th minute.

Crossing over with only ten men on the field Mumbai took a 2-1 lead in the 53rd minute through substitute Jayesh Rane only to see substitute Victoria Fernandes equalise for the Goans six minutes later.

The draw lifted Sporting to number 4 on the table with 12 points while keeping Mumbai in 12th spot with ten points.

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