KALYANI: Mohammedan Sporting Club’s poor run of form continued in the ongoing Calcutta Football League as they failed to win for the third time in their last three matches after they suffered a 1-0 defeat against BSS Sporting Club on Monday.
Mohammedan succumbed to BSS deep into injury time in a game they could easily have won with the chances they created. Dipak Kumar Rajak struck a late winner to hand BSS full three points at Kalyani Stadium.
Mohammedan entered the game against BSS looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Bhawanipore FC on Saturday. It was a perfect opportunity for Mohammedan to regain some confidence before their Durand Cup quarterfinal clash against Gokulam Kerala.
However, things didn’t work out the way Mohammedan envisioned, as Andrey Chernyshov’s charges put in a toothless performance against a BSS side who did not have any foreigner in their playing XI.
BSS started the game at a high tempo, trying to put Mohammedan on the back foot from the beginning.
Rahul Paswan was enjoying himself and seemed refreshed creating constant danger to the Mohammedan defence. Tirthankar Sarkar was also playing well. The nimble footed midfielder controlled the game for his side with a lot of the action directed through him.
BSS created a number of great goal scoring opportunities, the best of which fell for Rahul and Dipak. Mohammedan custodian Mithun Samanta was kept busy and had to make numerous saves.
That’s not to say Mohammedan didn’t have their chances. There were several occasions when they broke past the backline and threatened 1v1 with BSS custodian Priyant Singh, however they failed to be as lethal as they needed to be in front of goal.
While Mohammedan laboured in search of their feet, BSS established a comfortable rhythm whenever they found themselves in possession making it tough for their opponents to impose their game.
It was a positive and spirited performance by BSS in the first-half, which fully deserved at least one goal. The two teams return to the locker room without any advantage.
BSS continued to be the better side in the second-half, controlling the pace of the match with accurate passing at the back and probing attacks at the other end.
Albeit displaying plenty of technical ability with eye-catching combination plays the BSS attackers were guilty of straying offside on several occasions.
To their credit Mohammedan didn’t panic and looked to have weathered a storm to run the clock down until a dramatic late twist broke their hearts.
Late in stoppage time, Dipak slotted a left footer past Mithun to snatch a memorable win to the delight of their coach Goutam Ghosh.