Usha Krira Chakra posted a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ajax SC in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday.
With three successive wins under their belt, the Club Cup champions are top of the seven-team league with six points, three ahead of Abahani, who however played a match less than Usha. Ajax SC, on the other hand, remain at fifth position with a draw and a defeat.
National striker Krishna Kumar put Usha ahead in the second minute of the match but the lead lasted only eight minutes as Rahat Sarwar converted a penalty stroke to level the margin in the tenth minute.
Ajax then stunned their mighty opponents by taking the lead in the 23rd minute through a field goal by Ibrar Ahmed and went for the breather with a 2-1 lead.
After resumption, Usha kept on pressing for the equaliser and young striker Moinul Islam Koushik levelled the margin two minutes into the second half while Rimon Kumar sealed the victory in the 39th minute with a field goal.