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Roy Stars In Kolkata Derby

“We knew how important this game was as a win could see us gain the first place,” Krishna said.
21 Feb 2021 15:01
Roy Stars In Kolkata Derby

It was Roy Krishna at work during the Kolkata derby on Friday night.

The Fijian striker scored a goal and set up two others for ATK Mohun Bagan to beat SC East Bengal 3-1 in the Indian Super League clash at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa in India.

“We knew how important this game was as a win could see us gain the first place,” Krishna said.

“I did my job, enjoy myself and so is the team. I’m blessed to be part of this huge club and we know the fans are crazy and passionate.”

With this win, the Mariners finish the season of the 100th year of the legendary Kolkata derby with a double over their rivals.

Roy Krishna on his way to score the first goal against SC East Bengal during the Kolkata derby of the Indian Super League at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa in India on February 19, 2021. Photo: ATKMB

Roy Krishna on his way to score the first goal against SC East Bengal during the Kolkata derby of the Indian Super League at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa in India on February 19, 2021. Photo: ATKMB

ATKMB has five wins in a row now and lead Mumbai City FC by five points at the top with the latter having a game in hand.

In the 15th minute Krishna opened the scoring for the Mariners before SCEB pulled one back through an own goal from Tiri in the 41st minute.

The Fijian beat the defenders and rounded the goalkeeper before slotting across the ball into the back of the net.

The Mariners upped the ante after their goal and a defence-splitting pass was hit on target by Marcelo Pereira in the 23rd minute. However, Subrata Paul got a hand on the effort to keep the Red and Gold Brigade in the hunt.

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