Rony brace hands Russel grace
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra forward Shakhawat Hossain Rony struck two goals to thrash Rahmatgonj Muslim Friends Society by 2-0 in their match of JB Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football round 13 at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday.
After a barren first half, Sheikh Russel took the lead in the 52nd minute as their Shakhawat Hossain Rony broke the deadlock by a cool left footed grounder, off a Rummon Hossain pass.
Shakhawat Hossain Rony confirmed the Russel victory adding one more goal in the 54th minute.
A back header of Rahmatgonj Nigerian defender Eleta Benjamin slipped away from Rahmatgonj goalie Pritom’s grab and Russel forward Rony took the ball and fired the net by a right footer.
Earlier in the 11th minute Rahmatgonj managed a good chance to take a lead but a powerful shot of Gambian forward Dawda Cessay went narrowly over the crosspiece.
In the 89th minute, Rahmatgonj created another chance but a right footed grounder of Alauddin brilliantly saved by Sheikh Russel custodian Ziaur Rahman.
With the day’s victory, Sheikh Russel KC advanced to the 11th slot in the 12-team league collecting 11 points from 13 matches while Rahmatgonj MFS remained at the 3rd slot securing 22 points from 13 outings.
Incidentally, it was the 3rd successive defeat for the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatgonj after conceding 1-2 goals defeat against Dhaka Mohammedan SC and 0-2 defeat over Dhaka Abahani Limited in last two previous matches.
In the day’s another match, holders Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club returned to the winning form beating Uttar Baridhara Club by 2-0 goals at the same venue.
With the day’s feat, Sheikh Jamal DC advanced to the 3rd slot in the league toppling Rahmatgonj MFS securing 22 points from 13 matches while Uttar Baridhara Club remained at bottom in the 12-team league with their previous collection nine points from 13 outings.
In the day’s match, Nigerian forward Emeka Darlington and Gambian play maker Darboe Landing scored one goal each for the winners
After a barren first half, Emeka Darlington put Sheikh Jamal ahead in the 84th minute by a header, off a good cross from substitute Linkon.
Darboe Landing sealed the fate of the match in the 90th minute by a right footed beautiful shot from top of the box.
Earlier in the 13th minute, Sheikh Jamal DC managed a golden chance to take a lead but an angular shot of Emeka Darlinghton hit the goal post.
In the 15th minute, Sheikh Jamal created another chance but the right footer of Enamul Hoque from top of the box, also hit the post.