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.