Bashiru goal, Penalty help Mumbai FC upset JCT - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Bashiru goal, Penalty help Mumbai FC upset JCT

Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
Nov 08, 2009 11:04 PM IST

Almost an hour of drab goalless action had the capacity crowd here praying for something to happen. Bashiru Abass Mohammed obliged and finally gave them something to cheer about with a sublime finish, reports Camilo Fernandes.

Almost an hour of drab goalless action had the capacity crowd here praying for something to happen. Bashiru Abass Mohammed obliged and finally gave them something to cheer about with a sublime finish. It seemed as if the spirit off the pitch had a rub-on effect on the team, as Mumbai FC held forte against JCT to win 2-0. This was the Mumbai team's second win on the trot, having defeated Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the previous round.

HT Image
HT Image

It took 63 minutes for Mumbai FC to find their way through a stubborn JCT defence. Abhishek Yadav’s cool presence of mind came to the fore when he chested down a crisp pass from Noel Wilson and flicked the ball on the blind side of the defence for an incoming Bashiru to slot home.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

Barring a couple of forays in the first half, JCT couldn't make much of an impact on the rival defence. To compound their woes, they conceded a penalty when Gurwinder Singh brought down substitute Dane Pereira inside the danger zone in the 81st minute. Yadav scored with ease to consolidate their lead.

But it might have all gone awry for the local team had it not been for a goalline save from Kamaljeet Kumar, when Mumbai FC goalkeeper Amit Singha Roy made a mess of a routine collection in the first half. JCT's Lalchhunmawia snatched the loose ball and set up Daljit Singh with a crack at goal but Kumar's presence at the far end saved the day for Mumbai FC.

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

See more

Catch all the Latest T20 World Cup 2024 news and Live Cricket Score along with World Cup 2024 Schedule and World Cup 2024 Points Table related updates on Hindustan Times Website and APPs

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, June 23, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On