Mahindra records fourth win

KOLKATA: A brace of goals in the second half against Chirag United gave Mahindra United its fourth win in the ONGC I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Sunday.

Man-of-the-match Steven Dias scored the first goal in the 51st minute and Chidi Edeh completed the tally with a 71st minute strike. The defeat left Chirag United on 13 points, while Mahindra moved to 15.

A foul on the edge of the box by Gautam Debnath earned Mahindra the freekick and Dias made no mistake with the effort.

Mahindra continued to attack and it was rewarded following a move started by Douhou D. Pierre on the right. The pass found Chidi kicking the ball at the goal. Goalkeeper Somnath Khanra blocked the shot.

It was the turn of Izumi Arata to pack a punch but again Khanra managed to parry the shot. As luck would have it the ball rolled to Chidi who did not make a mistake in his second attempt. – Special Correspondent

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