Published by: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: August 6, 2022 8:56 pm| Updated: August 6, 2022 8:56 pm
Mohun Bagan: 2 (Johnny Cowco 2)
Mahamedan: 1 (Abhishek Halder)
News Daily Digital Desk: Mohun Bagan defeated Mohammedan Sporting by 2-1 in the first mini derby of the season. Hall or exhibition matches. But when the opponent is Mahamedan Sporting, then the match is no longer ‘vegetarian’. The same applies to Mahamedan. Johnny Kauko scored two goals for the Green Maroons in that exciting match. And Abhishek Halder scored the only goal for Mahamedan.
Off to a winning start! 💚♥️
— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) August 6, 2022
Mahamedan returned to I-League but Mohun Bagan moved to ISL. In addition, the two teams have not met in the Kolkata league in the last two years. As a result mini derby was seen after a long time. In this derby too, the football players of both teams were seen in that familiar rhythm. Mohun Bagan jumped with practically full strength team on Saturday. Jonny Cauco, Florentin Pogba also played on this day.
[আরও পড়ুন: আম্পায়ারের ‘পক্ষপাতিত্বে’ হকিতে সোনা হাতছাড়া ভারতীয় মহিলাদের, রাগে ফুঁসছে নেটদুনিয়া]
But since this is an exhibition match, both the teams have given youngsters a chance in the first XI. The coaches of the two teams also looked at the strength and weakness of the team’s footballers. Mohun Bagan, for example, dropped 20 footballers from the squad on the field. Black and white coach Andrey Chernyshev played 18 people of the squad.
[আরও পড়ুন: কমনওয়েলথ গেমস: কুস্তিতে সোনা জয় বজরং-সাক্ষী-দীপকের, রুপো অংশু মালিকের]
However, despite coming down with their full strength, the green-maroon camp had to gain momentum to beat Mahamedan on this day. The Mahamedan camp gave Mohun Bagan a good momentum from the start of the match. First, the white-black brigade advanced by scoring in the 41st minute of the match. But later the experienced Kauko (Joni Kauko) scored a pair of goals to win the green-maroon camp. This match was a good preparation for both camps before the Calcutta Football League Premier Division.
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