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Bangladesh Premier League
Jamal escape Russel's scare
Sports Reporter
Published :Wednesday, 22 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 9

Table topper Sheikh Jamal DC escaped a certain draw with Sk Russel KC at the last minute in Tuesday's match of the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League to win it by 4-3 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Following the win on Tuesday, Jamal boys collected 39 points from 16 matches while Russel boys left the field with their earlier collection of 29 points and placed fifth on the point table.
The Bengal Yellows went ahead in the 12th minute with their Gambian midfielder Landing Darboe utilising a back-pass of Nigerian striker Emeka Darlington.
Even though Sk Russel held Sk Jamal in the 24th minute following a chip of their midfielder Mithun Chowdhury but the club giant took lead again in the 40th minute. Nigerian striker Emeka Darlington headed on a chip of Haitian striker Wedson Anselme to score the goal.
Russel boys levelled the margin in the 55th minute with Nigerian striker Kingsley Chigozie headed on a free kick from Waly Faisal.
It was expected that the Russel boys were going to win the match as they took the lead in the 84th minute of the match. Russel's Bosnian midfielder Damir Ibric sent the ball into the post with a back-hill.
Jamal's Haitian striker Wedson rescued the team in the 90th minute as he levelled the margin with a solo effort. Jamal's winning goal was scored by their defender Mohammod Linkon in third minute of the injury time.
According to Russel head coach Maruful Haque, It become possible for the Jamal boys to win the match because of the weak defence of Russel side.
"My boys failed to concentrate on the defence strategies. Mishu and Raju, the two reliable defender of my team didn't play today due to injury for that the boys suffered the quality defence on the field," said Maruf.
The experienced coach thinks that having no good right-back is a noticeable lacking for the Bengal Blues. For that the danger zone seems more vulnerable to the opponent strikers.
However, Jamal's head-coach Joseph Afusi Chukwuemeka said as usual that they played the match for three points and in the end they earned it.
The day's other match between Dhaka Abahani and Brothers Union saw a goalless draw at the same venue.
Today's matches: Chittagong Abahani will meet Rahmatganj MFS today (Wednesday) at 4:15 pm while Mohammedan SC will take on Muktijoddha SKC at 6:30 pm at the BNS.

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