Langsning FC came from a goal down to win 3-1 against Mumbai Tigers in Round II of the final phase of the 2nd Division League here at the Football Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday.
A frenetic 10-miute spell in the second half turned the game on its head as Langnisng - trailing by a goal till then - rode Bidemi's 68th minute strike, an own goal and a Marlangki Suting screamer to secure crucial three points. The Shillong side are on 12 points from 9 outings. Mumbai FC remain on 9 points from as many matches.
Durga Boro scored for Mumbai Tigers in the 31st minute.
It was Langsning who looked the more enterprising of the two sides in the opening exchanges. Joel Sunday Ayeni's repeated forays inside the 18-yard box gave the Mumbai Tigers' backline a tough time.
In the 21st minute, Daniel Bidemi had a golden opportunity to score. Sunday sent Bidemi in the clear, but the latter paid the price for his indecisiveness.
Mumbai Tigers took time to get going. But once they did, it exposed their counterpart's porous rearguard. Paresh Shivalkar sent a teasing cross inside the danger area where Boro was unmarked. Latching on to the opportunity, the No.10 stabbed home from close.
But things changed after change of ends. Langsning looked more of their initial self with more thrust. They got their reward for the good display in quick succession. Bidemi volleyed in with ease as he was left unmarked.
Suting's piledriver from just outside the box was class. Mumbai Tigers' Nawab's own goal summed up the lascklustre second half for Mumbai Tigers.
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