Russel edge Farashganj | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 01, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 01, 2010

Russel edge Farashganj

Moroccan forward Samir Omari bagged a brace as Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra beat a spirited Farashganj Sporting Club by 2-1 in their Bangladesh League encounter at the Birshrestha Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday. This result puts Sheikh Russel in third position with 16 points, while Farashganj have 6 points from six outings.
Sheikh Russel got off to a perfect start in the fourth minute when Mohammad Ronny put his foot on a beautiful cross from Mobarak Hossain which the Farashganj keeper fisted away, but only as far as Samir Omari who volleyed in to take his side to a 1-0 lead. Farashganj pressed hard but could not break the Sheikh Russel defence in the first half. As the game was reaching its climax, Farashganj were rewarded for their unyielding efforts. Manik got them back in the game on the 80th minute coolly converting a Ritu corner. However, more drama was to unfold as in the first minute of injury time Samir Omari got his second goal when he seemed to be in an offside position. Farshganj players protested but the referee stood firm and allowed the goal which meant Sheikh Russel scraped the three valuable points.
Farashganj coach Abu Yousuf was clearly angry at the referee for allowing the goal: "We have been a victim of discrimination". His counterpart Mahmudul Haque though felt that the decision taken by the referee was a correct one.

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