Former ATK champions Mohun Bagan will need to improve their defence to secure a win against Jamshedpur FC in their Indian Super League match on Monday. Defending champions, Mumbai City FC revealed some big breaks in ATKMB’s armor in a 5-1 hit in a replay of last season’s final.
The defeat meant the Mariners fell to fourth place in the table and would try to halt their slippage against a team that has not lost three matches and finished fifth. The departure of Sandesh Jhingan, who left for Croatian club Sibenik, have weakened the Mariners’ central defence.
The three-man defence of Pritam Kotal, Carl McHugh, and Subhasish Bose showed their inability to bounce back from the opening target when the islanders opened the gates after Vikram Pratap Singh drew his first blood in the fourth minute. A similar scenario occurred for Antonio López Habas’ men against FC Nasaf in an AFC Cup football match when he conceded six goals after Kotal’s own goal.
Against Greg Stewart of Jamshedpur FC, who was in fine form. Scott scored a goal and kept the rival defenders from guessing with his clever move. To help the Red Minors save Hyderabad FC 1-1 in their last outing.
After an extremely strong attack on Roy Krishna and Hugo Baumos, ATKMB will have the best chance to continue with the earlier goal. It will be an interesting fight for their star trio, (Krishna, Baumos and Joni Kouko) as the team coach, Owen Coyle boasted a solid defense, scoring only three goals – the second shortest – in three matches.