CFL 2019, as it happened: Mohun Bagan thumps Southern Samity 4-0

Follow the LIVE scores, updates and commentary of the Calcutta Football League (CFL 2019) Division A match between Mohun Bagan and Southern Samity.

FILE PHOTO: Spanish striker Salva Chamorro scored the second goal, redirecting Gurjinder's cross, as a clueless George Telegraph goalkeeper Laltu Mondal could do nothing but stare.

Spanish striker Salva Chamorro goal was ruled out for a foul. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the CFL 2019 match between Mohun Bagan vs Southern Samity.

 

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FULL-TIME! Mohun Bagan thumps Southern Samity 4-0 thanks to double strikes from Suhair and Britto! Bagan goes in front of East Bengal on goal difference. FULL POINTS TABLE.

90' + 4' GOAAAAL for Britto! Beitia wins the ball in midfield deep in his half and drives forward before slipping a ball in for Britto, whose shot is deflected in to the net for a fourth!

90' + 2' Offside flag raised against Beitia from the short corner kick.

Four minutes of added time.

89' Shot from distance but Debnath is well behind that effort.

85' Beitia plays a ball in between the defensive line but the Samity defender cuts it off before Colinus can get his shot away.

83' Naorem with a strike from distance and the ball whizzes past the top corner of the goal!

As it stands, Mohun Bagan will go ahead of rival East Bengal on goal's scored on the points table.

Change for MB: Suhair off, Nashiri Giri in

80' Britto looks to return the favour but his pass is hit too hard for Colinus to chase down.

78' GOAAAAL!! Britto scores Bagan's third! From Samity's free-kick, Bagan turns defence into attack and in two passes, Britto slots in the goal from the right side. Colinus slid in the ball which played Britto through on goal.

76' CHANCE! A low cross in from the left into the center but Bagan forward can't get the desired touch to turn the ball into the net.

Change for Samity: Ajoy Monda off, Ashim Biswas in

72' Yellow card for Debnath, who blocks a goal-bound shot after having made his way out of his box. MB players clamour for a red but no luck.

70' Samity with a well worked move to get to the edge of Bagan box but Britto comes and retrieves the ball before a shot is got away.

69' Corner for Mohun Bagan. Colinus is making his debut for Mohun Bagan.

Change for MB: Chamorro off, Julen Colinus in

64' GOOOAL!! Suhair gets his second! A long ball over the top and Suhair runs on to it, steadies himself before rifling the ball into the net! Debnath got a hand to it but it wasn't enough to keep the shot from going in.

64' The sub almost gets a goal with the first piece of action he is involved in but his shot from the right side is tame and rolls into the hands of Majumder.

Change for Samity: Uttam Rai off Arjun Tudu in

61' Britto crashes his shot against the cross bar! The midfielder wins the ball off the last man, drives forward and smacks the bar with only the 'keeper to beat. Suhair's shot from the rebound is palmed away by Debnath.

57' Thats absolutely dreadful! Two Samity players sandwich Chamorro in the middle with lunging two-footed tackles! That should have been a red but the ref only gives a yellow for Vishal Das.

53' SAVE by Ishan Debnath! Naorem draws a save out of Ishan, who dives low to the left to keep the ball from going in to the back of the net. Suhair collects the ball at the edge of the box and curls it wide of the far post.

51' A cross in from the right and is brought down with a delightful first touch by Suhair but Samity defender clears the ball away from the striker's path.

49' Beitia plays the ball in on the right side but the referee stops play for a Bagan free-kick. His free-kick is punched out by Debnath before the referee gives a free-kick in favour of Samity.

The conditions seem very heavy-legged for the players out there. The ball isn't moving around the turf as smoothly as these players would hope to.

47' Chamorro with the header inside the box and it goes wide. Wouldn't have mattered if he had got it on target.. he was offside.

46' We finally have kick-off! After more than 40 minutes since the end of first half.

As it stands, Mohun Bagan looks good to move to 4th position on the points table. Here is the full points table

The floodlights are on at the venue and it's only 4.15 pm.

Oh hold on.. Samity players are out too and are passing the ball around.

It's been more than 25 minutes and we haven't had the restart for the second half. It must be due to the rains in the region which has made conditions difficult to play in. There are LIVE images on at the moment with a few Mohun Bagan players on one side of the pitch. But the Southern Samity players haven't made their way back out.

SECOND HALF

The score reads 1-0 in favour of the Mariners at half-time.

Chamorro headed the ball into the net from a corner kick around the half an hour mark but the goal was ruled out for foul.

Sub for MB: Chullova comes in for Ashutosh

Mohun Bagan has an early lead in the form of Suhair VP in the 7th minute.

Mohun Bagan XI: Shilton Paul; Ashutosh Mehta, Bikramjit Singh, Fran Morante, Gurjinder Kumar, Britto PM, Beitia, Suhair VP, Shilton D'Silva, Nongdomba Naorem, Salva Chamorro

Southern Samity XI: Ishan Debnath, Samuel Shadap, Mohammed Asif, Samuelb Kane, Subhankar Das, Faisal Ali, Mahmoud Al Amna, Uttam Rai, Ajoy Mondal, Amarendu Chakraborty, Kalu Nnana Ogba

There were some technical issues with the LIVE broadcast of the match in the opening half.

The match is streamed live on Sadhna News.