KOLKATA: “We started well,” reflected Mohammedan Sporting Club coach Saheed Ramon after his side collected a point against Calcutta Customs in their Calcutta Premier Division “A” clash on Monday. “We created many possibilities to score. The scoreline is not a true reflection of the match. We could have done better and collected the three points.”
Mohammed Amirul scored the equalising goal in the 76th minute after Customs had already netted the game’s opener in the 25th minute through Rajon Barman.
“After we scored the equaliser, we should have added another goal or two,” rued the Nigerian coach. “We could have done better to win this game, especially because we had several opportunities to score. Unfortunately, we couldn’t convert them.”
Watched by a vocal crowd at a near-packed Mohammedan Sporting Ground, the Black Panthers threw everything into the encounter, but Lady Luck was not on their side.
Mohammedan SC, still unbeaten, remain in fifth position on the log with 7 points, which is three points away from the table leaders, Bhawanipore FC.
“We want to get closer to the top,” added Ramon. “Teams above us will soon face each other and that could drastically influence positions at the top. We will take it game by game.”
“Our focus will be on the game against Mohun Bagan,” concluded Ramon. “The next few days will allow us some preparation time and we look forward to that encounter.”