ATK Mohun Bagan managed to get their profitable groove again within the ongoing Indian Tremendous League (ISL) as they edged FC Goa 1-Zero in a hard-fought contest on the Fatorda Stadium right here on Wednesday. Roy Krishna (85′) netted the winner from a spot-kick to make sure Antonio Habas’ facet climbed again to second spot on the ISL desk. The primary half belonged to the Mariners regardless of Goa having fun with the lion’s share of possession. They nullified the Gaurs’ attacking risk and managed the midfield as Juan Ferrando’s facet didn’t register a single shot heading in the right direction.
Habas’ facet, alternatively, appeared full of life in assault and original a few good probabilities however failed to interrupt the impasse.
David Williams was offered with an early probability to place ATKMB forward within the ninth minute. Krishna pounced on a miscued go from Edu Bedia and performed it to Pronay Halder, who chipped the ball for Williams within the field. The Australian’s lob was safely collected by Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz, who rushed out of his line in time.
Whereas the hosts had been joyful to sit down again and soak up stress, Goa didn’t penetrate the opposition defence and could not check ATKMB keeper Arindam Bhattacharja.
ATKMB as soon as once more got here near taking the lead simply earlier than halftime in what was one of the best probability of the sport. Nevertheless, they had been denied by the woodwork.
Receiving an extended diagonal ball from the left, Williams lower inside by making house following a pleasant contact. The striker launched a pile driver that managed to beat Nawaz however not the upright.
Goa started the second-half with vigour and managed to create higher probabilities. They registered their first shot heading in the right direction within the 56th minute. Alexander Jesuraj whipped a cross within the field for an unmarked Noguera, whose header was straight at Nawaz.
The Gaurs made two attacking substitutions after the hour mark, bringing on Brandon Fernandes and Jorge Ortiz Mendoza, whose arrivals offered them with some much-needed impetus.
Goa had a declare for a penalty in the course of the 79th minute however the referee didn’t deem it so. The tables turned simply minutes later as ATKMB received a penalty on the different finish and at last took the lead by way of Krishna, who scored his fifth ISL objective of the marketing campaign.
Krishna was introduced down within the field after an ill-timed deal with from substitute Aibanbha Dohling. The Fijian drilled his spot-kick arduous into the underside left-hand nook, leaving Nawaz with no probability.
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