A scene from the match of the Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier Football League between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Brothers Union Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. Sheikh Jamal won the match 3-2.
Power house Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club posted a hard-fought 3-2 goal victory over Brothers Union Club in the second phase of the Bangladesh Premier Football League held on Tuesday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. In the day’s match, Sheikh Jamal took the lead in the 17th minute from a spot kick. Brothers defender Yusuf Ali Khan brought Jamal’s Haitian forward Wedson down in the danger zone and Sony Norde made no mistake to convert the spot kick. (1-0). However, Jamal’s lead lasted a little as Nigerian midfielder Simon Ezeodka scored an wonderful equalizer for Brothers Union in the 20th minute. Brothers defender Rashedul Alam Moni curved a cross from the right flank and it was cleared by the Jamal defence, the ball flew to the top of box and Simon blasted a fierce left footer into the near post (1-1) Six minutes into the second half Brothers shocked Jamal to take the lead. Defender Yasim missed the line of a regulation long ball and Nigerian forward Kester Akon took control before chipping it into the far post net (2-1). Wedson brought Jamal back into the game with a superb solo effort in the 61st minute. Defying the attempted offside trap Wedson went past his marker and even Brothers goalie Shujon before drilling a low shot into the far post (2-2). Brothers were letdown by their goalie Shujon in the 90th minute when he failed to grip a shot of Wedson. Shujon stopped the ball but lost his grip and the ball rolled into the net (3-2) Jamal took their tally to 27 points from 11 matches while Brothers Union remained on their previous collection of 13 from the same number of matches.