Brothers Union moved up to fourth position in the Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier League after they came from behind to beat relegation-battlers Chittagong Abahani 2-1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
The All Oranges, who had won two of their last three matches -- against Abahani and Sheikh Russel, while losing a close encounter against Sheikh Jamal DC in between -- repeated the same margin of victory over the Chittagong outfit to take their points tally to 20 from 13 matches, one behind third-placed Mohammedan SC and twelve adrift of leaders Sheikh Jamal.
However, it was the port city outfit who got the opening goal in the 13th minute when midfielder Ismail Jahed headed in a cross from Guinean forward Osmane Cherif. Brothers were a bit fortuitous to get level within two minutes as Simon Ezeodika's shot from inside the box was deflected onto the net by Chittagong Abahani captain Nazrul Islam.
After the initial flurry, the match appeared to be destined for a stalemate for a long time as both teams showed a lot of effort in midfield with little outcome. But in the 87th minute, Brothers' Haitian forward Augustin Walson made sure his side's mini-revival continued with a placing shot from inside the box after dancing past two defenders.
With 13 games still remaining, Brothers look like they are still in the reckoning for a title challenge, while Chittagong Abahani look doomed to relegation as they are placed in ninth position with 7 points, just above Uttar Baridhara on a superior goal difference.