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Nat'l soccer
Mohammedans taste win
12/9/2005
 

          COX'S BAZAR, Dec 8 (BDNEWS) : Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club tasted the first victory in three matches when the popular black and white outfit handed a 2-1 defeat to their Rangamati namesakes in the Nitol-Tata 5th National Football League at Cox's Bazar Stadium Thursday.
Local Mintu and Nigerian Emeka struck for the winners while Ugandan Mutabe Idris netted the lone goal for the losers.
At least 10,000 football enthusiasts witnessed the match at the country's tourists' town of Cox's Bazar.
The day's outcome put the Mohammedans on the second position in Group-B along with Muktijoddha Sangsad KS with four points each.
However, Mohammedans played three matches and last year's runners-up Muktijoddha Sangsad played two matches.
Abahani Limited topped the Group-B with maximum six points from two matches.
Though, the Rangamati Mohammedans enjoyed the superior ball procession, but failed to see the goal early minutes due to their strikers shaky finishing.
Thursday's match was very crucial for the Dhaka giants as Motijheel outfit conceded a defeat to archrivals Abahani Limited and drew with Muktijoddha Sangsad in previous two matches and the Black & White boys left the field with satisfaction.
But, it's was the first match for the Rangamati Mohammedans and a notable crowds gathered to see performance of local star custodian Biplob, who played for the Rangamati Mohammedans.
In the match, Mintu put Dhaka Mohammedan SC in front after 44 minutes with a sudden shot in a goal-mouth-melee. Nigerian Emeka took a free kick from outside the box, but opponent custodian Biplob punched the ball to play and Mintu did not squander the opportunity availing the occasion.
One minute later Emeka with solo effort put the ball into the Rangamati net after dodging past custodian Biplob.
After the break, Dhaka Mohammedans reorganised to launch one after another attack, but they failed to convert any of them.
Idris reduced the Rangamati Mohammedans margin with a rebounder nine minutes from the time. A Nurul Islam shot was obstructed by Mohammedan goalie Shakip, but Idris did not mistake to find the net.

 

 
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