On a rain soaked afternoon Mohun Bagan beat ADAMAS University 24 Parganas (N) Masters by a solitary goal in the U-19 ZEE Bangla Football League at the Mohun Bagan ground on Friday.
As anticipated the game was an evenly contested affair right from the beginning. Both the teams created opportunities but could not capitalize on the chances as the game went into the half-time break goalless.
The Mariners started brightly in the second half and Deep Saha broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute. He met the cross from right wing with an inch perfect header.
Right after the goal North 24 Parganas Masters tried to increase the pressure and equalize. Mohun Bagan adopted a counter attacking strategy and got couple of gilt-edged chances but could not increase the margin. Subha Ghosh missed an absolute sitter when he shot wide after dribbling past the opponent goalkeeper.
Mohun Bagan could have been awarded a penalty when Deep Saha was tripped inside the box but the referee chose to ignore. The match ended with Mohun Bagan winning 1-0 and reaching the final.
The U-19 ZEE Bangla Football League final will be played on Sunday, June 23 between Kolkata archrivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at the East Bengal ground.