Rahmatganj ride on Hanif
Hanif Pradhan scored his first goal of the season to give Rahmatganj a 1-0 win over Arambagh in yesterday's Citycell B. League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
The midfielder fired home an angular shot just from the top of the area after Ugandan forward Idris Kaseryi helped on a long pass by Hirok Joarder in the 36th minute.
In a rather action -packed first half, Arambagh got the first real chance in on the half hour but their new foreign import Lamine Soumah fluffed a twin chance. Soumah's first effort came off the chest of Mohammed Ali at the Rahmatganj goal and the second one went straight to the goalkeeper.
Rahmatganj, who now have 20 points after 15 matches, should have won bigger but for the woodwork.
Francis headed a corner against the crosspiece after Felix's corner in the 39 minutes while two minutes later, another Francis flagkick went in vain as Kabir's effort came off the sidebar after Arambagh keeper Piru managed to palm it away.
With the ninth defeat, Arambagh's hopes to make a top-8 finish for the Super Cup all but vanished as they stuck to 11 points after 16 encounters, still six behind eighth-placed Chittagong Abahani.