2/25/2019 6:15:51 PM (GMT+3)

Ten-man Bengaluru fight back to beat Hindustan

Ten-man Bengaluru fight back to beat Hindustan

NEW DELHI, India: Ten-man Bengaluru FC B fought back from a goal down to beat Hindustan FC 3-1 in the 2nd Division I-League here at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Goals from Altamash Sayed (14’), Naorem Roshan Singh (65’) and Namgyal Bhutia (87’) cancelled out Franko Paul’s (6’) early opener for the hosts as the Blue Colts secured their fourth successive win to  strengthen their top spot in Group-A with 12 points.

BFC B played more than 70 minutes win ten men after defender Biswa Darjee was sent off for a direct red in the 20th minute.

With the League resuming after a long break, coach Naushad Moosa made four changes with goalkeeper Shainkhan CP, defenders Rakesh Oram and Biswa along with midfielder Lalengzama Vangchhia being handed starts.

In a game that began frantically, the visitors had a great chance to open the scoring in the second minute. Winger Leon Augustine earned a free-kick and Altamash curled the resultant freekick into the box to find an unmarked Amal Das, whose header went wide.

The miss proved costly as the hosts took the lead at the other end when Amal brought down Ronaque Bakshi in the box. Franko stepped up and slotted past Shainkhan.

But the lead lasted just eight minutes as Moosa’s boys levelled around the quarter hour mark. Biswa floated in a perfect cross from the left to find attacker Advaith Shinde, who controlled well before before holding it and laying off for an onrushing Altamash.

Hindustan was awarded with a penalty after Biswa handled the ball inside the box, but Franko skied his attempt from the spot in the 21st minute.

Bengaluru now play LoneStar Kashmir in Srinagar on Wednesday.