SILCHAR, Dec 21: Mumbai FC collected three vital points in their opening league match edging past Sporting Clube de Goa by 2-1 in the second group ‘C’ league match played at the Satindra Mohan Dev Memorial Stadium, here today.
Mumbai FC started their Federation Cup journey on a confident note. However, they conceded the first goal in the match when Nigerian striker Nathaniel Amos put his team ahead in the 27th minute. Amos took advantage of a Mumbai FC defensive lapse to slot in his right footer easily at the near post. But Dane Pereira levelled the terms for Mumbai FC. After the breather, there were lot of physical contact in the match and at one such incident, Sporting defender Fulgano Cardozo was given the marching order by the referee Naveen Sundi after he elbowed Nishant Mehra from the back. A substitution in the 64th minute did the trick for Mumbai FC and Subhas Chakroborty who replaced injured Nishant Mehra netted in the decisive goal. THE SENTINEL