Roy Krishna scores from the penalty spot to help the Mariners bag all three points in an intense battle against Gaurs.
This was ATKMB’s first win in three matches as they had slipped behind following their loss to Jamshedpur FC and a draw against Hyderabad FC after they had started off with three back-to-back wins.
It was an intense, cagey and tactical first-half of football from both the sides but neither could break the deadlock.
FC Goa were unable to breach ATKMB’s defence.The Mariners were overall a much better side in the first half.
The Gaurs looked much better in the 2nd half though. The side looked promising in attack after Brandon and Ortiz came on and the latter was particularly impressive.
The turning point came two minutes later when substitute Aiban Dohling brought down Krishna in the box. The Fijian converted from the spot to bag his fifth goal of the season.
The result sees ATK Mohun Bagan climb to the second spot with 13 points from six games while FC Goa remains sixth with eight points from six matches.