I-league giants Mohun Bagan ended their season with a victory after a thrilling 3-2 showdown against NorthEast’s Shillong Lajong FC in the Meghalaya capital on Friday. Bagan did not have a good season, the Kolkata based-club also lost to their arch-rivals East Bengal on both the legs of the season and finished fifth on the league table.
The game that was being played at the JLN Stadium saw the visitors draw first blood from Dipanda Dicka in the fourth minute through a penalty kick. Shillong restored parity with a penalty through Phrangki Buam (45th + 1st).
The hosts then came back in the second half – taking the lead through Hero of the Match Buam in the 53rd minute, but an outstanding free kick in the 78th minute from Sony Norde saw the Mariners level the scores.
The Khalid Jamil-coached side struck back again through Britto in the 88th minute to finally seal the game in their favour. Mohun Bagan with this win finished their 2019 season at the fifth place in the 12th Hero I-League with 29 points in their kitty.