Brothers ride on Walson double

May 22, 2015

Brothers Union completed their first-leg phase of the Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-0 win over Chittagong Abahani at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. Haitian forward Augustine Walson scored two late second-half goals for the Gopibagh outfit to be placed third in the points table with 20 points, three less than table toppers Skeikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club.Mohammedan also have the same number of points but they remained in the second position due to a better goal difference.
Russell Krira Chakra, who also have 20 points were toppled by Brothers because of a superior goal difference while Chittagong Abahani remained on tenth with five points.
Augustine continued his fine form and took his individual tally to 11 goals that put him right on top of the goal scorers list.
The in-from former Haitian international, who scored both the goals from set-pieces, again proved his superb ability from the dead-ball situation.
Brothers Union dominated the first-half but the only thing they missed is scoring.
Chittagong defender Kaushik Barua made a goal-line clearance in the 23rd minute after Augustine attempted a goal bound backheel on an Ebayed Hossain Komol corner.
Forward Shafaetur Rahman wasted a great chance to give Chittagong Abahani the lead in the 54th minute as he saw his shot went inches away of the goalpost.
Brothers’ Cameroonian Midfielder Germain Kenfack blew away a bright chance in the 63rd minute as his attempt went over the cross bar following an Augustine cross from the left.
Brothers could have taken the lead in the 65th minute but Augustine saw his curling effort from top of the box hit the side bar.
Walson, however, showed his fine technique from dead ball to give Brothers a deserved lead four minutes later.
The Haitian unleashed a curling free-kick from the left flank that found the back of the net past Chittagong keeper Shohag Hossain.
Walson doubled the margin again from a curving free-kick in the 83rd minute.
In the stoppage time, two goal-line saves from Pradip Barua and Saiful Islam Khokon restricted Walson to record his second hat-trick in the league.
Meanwhile, the second match of the day between Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra and Farashganj Sporting Club were postponed after 40 minutes due to heavy downpour at the same venue.
The match will resume today at 7:15pm while Friday’s scheduled match between Team BJMC and Feni Soccer Club has been shifted to Saturday.
RESULT
Brothers Union 2 (Augustine Walson 69, 83) v Chittagong Abahani 0

-Input from New Age

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