Striker Ansumana Kromah’s brace helped Peerless upset defending champion Mohun Bagan 3-0 in a Calcutta Football League Premier Division ‘A’ match here on Monday.

Kromah spoilt Bagan’s party in its first match by scoring a goal apiece in either half at the Bagan club ground.

AS IT HAPPENED: Kromah brace helps Peerless thump Mohun Bagan 3-0

The Liberian put last year’s runner-up Peerless ahead by scoring from a through ball sent in by Pankaj Moula in 21 minute.

Peerless maintained pressure on an error-prone Bagan and managed to score twice in the second half.

Laxmikanta Mandi slotted one over Bagan keeper Shilton Paul’s head to make the most of a counter-attack and double the lead in the 77th minute.

Kromah completed his brace when he shot into the open goal after Paul came out of his place a minute later.

To add insult to injury, Bagan witnessed Salva Chamorro’s penalty being saved by Peerless custodian James Keitan in injury time.

This was Peerless’ first win in three matches.