Bashundhara Kings indomitable journey to Federation Cup trophy suffered a minor blow as they were forced to a draw by Lt Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd in their group stage match of Federation Cup at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Saturday.
Bashundhara Kings ace Marcos Vinicius and Lt Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd trusty foreign recruit Solomon King Kanform scored a goal each to maintain the deadlock.Bashundhara Kings took the lead early in the match, with a briliiant attack from left wing as Kings as their Brazillian magician Marcos Vinicius scored his third goal of the season with a stellar cross from Bashundhara’s Kyrgyz midfielder Baktyiar Duishobekov on the 8th minute.
Sheikh Jamal retaliated with evermore potent venom in 12th minute as Solomon King Kanform scored the equaliser from a gem of a goal sprinting like a thoroughbreed to the box from nearly 20 yards from the bar.
Both the teams tried to break the deadlock but the match went into the half-time break with the scoreline of 1-1.
Kings Brazillian forward Marcos tried to give Kings the all important 3 points as he launched scathing attacks on the Sheikh Jamal defences without much success in the second half.
Bashundhara Kings prized recruit Daniel Colindres was also in his zone during the second half of the match as he nearly scored in the 67th minute of the match with left footed blinder which whiskered over Sheikh Jamal crossbar.
Bashundhara Kings kept on creaping beneath Sheikh Jamal defences as Kings midfeilder Baktyiar angleded into the outer box and passed the ball Masuk Miah Zoni to cross. The overpowered shot missed the target by quite a margin on the 80th minute.Neither teams could manage to break the deadlock during the rest of the match.
Earlier in the day, Mohammedan Sporting Club thumped over NoFeL Sporting Club by 2-0 goals in their Federation Cup group stage match at the same venue.
Both the teams played attacking football in the first half but could not manage to score any goal. Despite the positive intent it was a substandard effort by Mohammedan.
NoFeL overseas recruit Ismail Bangoura missed an easily available opportunity of scoring in the 23rd minute.
The match went into half-time with the score-line of 0-0 goal.
Mohammedan’s woes were vapourised by a prolific Kingsley Chigozie as he scored two back to back goals in the 69th and 70th minute.
Mohammedan kept their Federation Cup dreams as they went home with the 2-0 lead.