Brothers hold Arambagh
Promoted Arambagh KS and Brothers Union shared honours in their JB Bangladesh Premier League encounter as they played out a 2-2 draw at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium here yesterday.
With a second draw from four matches, Arambagh remain in seventh position with five points, while Brothers are second from bottom with a third draw from four outings.
Arambagh came into the match on the back of a 2-1 win over Uttar Baridhara but they faced huge pressure from the All Orange outfit, who were smarting from a 2-0 defeat to Muktijoddha Sangsad.
And just six minutes into the game, Arambagh conceded the lead. Mohammad Rony's header from a corner found Najmul Islam Russel inside the box and the midfielder slotted a side-volley past a flailing keeper. However, Arambagh immediately staged a comeback as Kester Akon headed in the equaliser in the 25th minute.
In the dying embers of the first half, Arambagh took a deserved lead as Jafar Iqbal headed a Mohammed Abdulah corner back past the keeper into the far post.
After resumption, Barua made two fine saves before Brothers snatched a win as Nkowcha Kingsley and Mannaf Rabbi played a one-two in midfield before the latter drove a low shot into the net in the 69th minute.