Muktis add to Arambagh woes

Dhaka, August 9: Arambagh’s losing streak continued in the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League 2017 as Muktijoddha defeated them 2-0 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday.

After a barren first half, Muktijoddha came back strong and dominated Arambagh to grab their second win of the season.

Arambagh paid the penalty of missing the opportunities and tasted their third consecutive defeat in the first three matches.

In the 33rd minute, Arambagh forward Md. Jewel was cursing his luck when his right footed placing shot, on a well directed free kick of Md. Rocky, kissed the crosspiece taking a delicate touch of Muktijoddha goalie Uttam Barua.

In the 38th minute, Arambagh’s frustration were mounted again with Nigerian forward Elmali Bukola failing to head a cross of Md. Rocky into the empty net. Four minutes later, Arambagh midfielder Shahriar Bappy saw his right footer, taken from the top of the box, land straight into the lap of Uttam Barua.

Muktijoddha was doing the heavy chunk of defending from the beginning but they were seating on the driver’s seat in the 60thminute courtesy of a strike of midfielder Amjad Ali. His midfield partner Tanvir Rana made his way through the Arambagh defence and sent a cross to Amjad who headed home from a close range (1-0).

While Arambagh was looking for the equalizer, Muktijoddha added the second in the 90th minute with forward Motiur Rahman creating pressure in the box and defender Arafat in his attempt to clear the ball, sent it into his own net (2-0).

Arambagh are now at the bottom of the table with zero point from three matches while Muktijoddha have 6 points from their three matches.

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