Sreenidi Deccan picks up first I-League win in style

Sreenidi Deccan FC rode on David Munoz's brace to beat TRAU FC 3-1 in the I-League on Thursday.

Ugochukwu Ogana

Ugochukwu Ogana celebrates scoring Sreenidi Deccan's second goal against TRAU FC in the I-League on Thursday.   -  I-League

David Munoz scored twice to help debutant Sreenidi Deccan FC prevail over TRAU FC 3-1 and pick up its first win of the I-League on Thursday.

The second round match at the Naihati Stadium on Thursday saw Sreenidi take the lead in the second minute off Munoz to set the tone of the action. Ugochukwu Ogana doubled the lead for Sreenidi Deccan at the half-hour mark before Munoz sealed the fate of the match five minutes from half time.

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TRAU FC fought back and reduced the margin off Akobir Turaev in the 33rd minute but that was not enough to stop Sreenidi Deccan picking up its first win. 

The first game at the Kalyani Stadium ended in a tame goalless draw as defending champion Gokulam Kerala FC and NEROCA FC failed to breach each other’s defence and settled for a point. Mohammedan Sporting picked up its second successive win beating former champion Aizawl FC 2-0 in the second match at Kalyani Stadium to reach the top of the current standings with six full points.

The results: (at Naihati) Sreenidi Deccan FC 3 (David Munoz 2, 40, Louis Ugochukwu Ogana 30) bt TRAU FC 1 (Akobir Turaev 33).

(At Kalyani): NEROCA FC 0 drew with Gokulam Kerala FC 0, Aizawl FC 0 lost to Mohammedan Sporting 2 (Marcus Joseph 26, 34).
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