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HEADY STUFF:Suroj Mondal scored the winner for Southern Samity.— PHOTO: K. MURALI KUMAR
HEADY STUFF:Suroj Mondal scored the winner for Southern Samity.— PHOTO: K. MURALI KUMAR

: Kalighat Milan Sangha FC and Southern Samity registered their second wins in contrasting fashion in the second division I-League Group C here on Saturday.

While Kalighat FC humiliated Eagles, Kerala 5-1, Southern Samity scored a soliltary goal win over local side South United FC (SUFC). Southern Samity jumps to the top of the eight-team Group C league with seven points, while Kalighat is on six points.

SUFC needed a win after two successive defeats. But as the game progressed, a goal looked distant.

After a forgettable first-half, the Kolkata team struck the all-important goal in the 74th minute. Following a long throw-in, Tuishim Mashangva headed only to see the ball bounce back off custodian Razakh. An unmarked Suroj Mondal volleyed home in style.

Earlier, Kalighat Milan Sangha FC drubbed Kerala’s Eagles 5-1. Nippy Nigerian Chizoba Christopher struck a fine hat-trick, with James Gbilee and Reisang Pemmi Kasomwoshi adding to the tally. Captain A.M. Sumesh struck Eagles’ lone goal.

The results : Kalighat Milan Sangha FC 5 (Christopher 12, 36, 63, Gbilee 59, Pemmi 60) bt Eagles 1 (Sumesh 24); Southern Samity (Kolkata) 1 (Suroj Mondal 74) bt SUFC 0.

Sunday’s matches : Mumbai Tigers vs Lunagmual FC, Mizoram; Hindustan FC, New Delhi vs NRB Vasco FC, Goa.

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