ISL 7: David Williams strike helps ATK Mohun Bagan pip Bengaluru FC
The Aussie confirmed nice management and composure to present them a 33rd minute lead in a spectacular vogue to make all of the distinction in a dominating present by the Mariners, who remained behind Mumbai Metropolis on aim distinction regardless of being on 16 factors from seven matches.
Bengaluru FC performed their hearts out to attain an equaliser however seemed clueless towards an organised ATKMB defence to grab some extent and suffered their first loss from seven matches to stay on third place.
They’re now 4 factors behind the leaders at 12 factors within the 11-team standings.
ATKMB began the first-half on the entrance foot and seemed extra threatening than their counterparts and the Aussie made all of the distinction along with his belter of a aim.
The Sunil Chhetri-captained aspect however seemed clueless of their assaults and hardly troubled ATKMB goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharja.
The inclusion of Edu Garcia additionally bolstered the Mariners’ because the Spanish winger seemed fluid and put the Bengaluru defence beneath stress early on.
Within the 11th minute, a surging Garcia took the possession from Roy Krishna to raid the opponent’s field earlier than Rahul Bheke thwarted an early hazard.
Trying a reworked aspect, ATKMB dominated the proceedings and Manvir Singh and Roy Krishna additionally got here near scoring early on.
But it surely was simply after the half-hour cooling break, Williams hit the highest gear when he bought a protracted cross-field ball on the left outdoors the field. He dislodged two defenders along with his outstep after which unleashed a pile driver on the highest nook of the online.
Within the 51st minute, Williams nearly scored his brace when Roy Krishna bought the ball on the left contained in the field and laid it again on the fringe of the field for the Aussie.
Williams hit it the primary time and nearly discovered the highest nook once more however this time it sailed over the bar.
ATKMB’s Fijian marksman Krishna nearly doubled the lead after receiving a protracted ball from Tiri however his shot flew over the crosspiece from a one-on-one with Gurpreet.
Bengaluru FC seemed determined to discover a method via ATKMB’s defence and had their greatest alternative to equalise within the 74th minute however Cleiton Silva missed a sitter from shut vary.
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