Dhaka- Dhaka Mohammedan SC took the joint lead in the Green Delta Insurance Metropolis Premier Division Hockey League beating their traditional rivals Dhaka Abahani Limited by 2-1 goals at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday.With the day’s well-merited victory, Mohammedan SC shared the top slot with defending champions Dhaka Mariner Young’s Club securing full 24 points from straight eight matches while Abahani Limited went down in the league race with their previous credit of 21 points from eight matches.
In the day’s keenly contested match, Imran Hossain Pintu put Mohammedan SC ahead in the 24th minute from a penalty corner (1-0) while Arshad Hossain leveled the margin for Abahani Limited in the 55th minute by a field goal (1-1).
When the match was almost heading for a draw, Narinder Kumar scored the match winner for the traditional black and white team in the 69th minute to the frustration of Abahani fans.
In the day’s other match, Victoria SC outplayed Sadharan Bima KS by 7-1 goals at the same venue.
Abdus Salam, Jograj Singh, Rimon Kumar Ghosh, Rakib, Shahbaz Sheikh, Hridoy and Prince scored one each for the winners while Abdullah Al Mansur netted the consolation for the losers.