Hero I-League Round 12: East Bengal stay top, Aizawl capitaize as Bagan falter

Hero I-League 2016-17 Round 12 Results
Picture from Hero I-League Round 12 clash - Chennai City FC vs DSK Shivajians FC, Picture Courtesy: I-League Media
Round 12 of the Hero I-League saw some momentum shifts at the top of the table as Mohun Bagan after their break from the league due to AFC Cup commitments, face a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Churchill Brothers despite taking an early lead. The loss will come as a blow to Mariners especially after knowing that arch rivals East Bengal had won in Shillong in a hard fought performance. East Bengal's new recruit Christopher Payne scored a brace while Lajong failed to make most of their chances.

Aizawl FC are looking unstoppable as they wrapped up yet another dominant victory over Khalid Jamil's former employers Mumbai FC with Kamo Bayi registering a fine double at home. The win keeps Aizawl FC at the second place.

Chennai City FC and DSK Shivajians were involved in a 1-1 draw in Chennai. While the result may look like a point earned for the home side, but it was rather a case of losing two points narrowly as they failed to keep their early lead intact and concede in the injury time. Haroon Amiri gave Chennai City FC the lead while McFaul equalized in the dying moments of the game.

Elsewhere, Bengaluru FC broke Minerva Punjab's mini-run with Lenny Rodrigues finding the back of the net with a glancing header from Cameron Watson corner. The goal proved to be the winner as The Blues look to stay in title hunt while Minerva Punjab FC will gain lot of confidence for the fixtures ahead with their string of good performances, especially at home.

Hero I-League 2016-17 Round 12 Scores

04.03.2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong
Shillong Lajong FC 1-2 East Bengal
SLFC: Aser Dipanda(64th - Assist Samuel Shadap)
EB: Christopher Payne(8th - Assist Robin Singh, 33rd - Assist Mohammed Rafique)

04.03.2017
Tilak Maidan, Goa
Churchill Brothers SC 2-1 Mohun Bagan
CB: Anthony Wolfe(65th - Assist Seriton Fernandes), Chesterpoul Lyngdoh(75th - Assist Brandon Fernandes)
MB: Prabir Das(24th - Assist Sony Norde)

04.03.2017
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl
Aizawl FC 2-0 Mumbai FC
AFC: Kamo Bayi(65th - Assist Brandon Vanlalremdika, 78th - Assist Mahmoud Al-Amna)

05.03.2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Chennai City FC 1-1 DSK Shivajians FC
CCFC: Haroon Amiri(42nd - Assist Nandhakumar)
DSK: Shane McFaul(90+3rd - From Rebound)

05.03.2017
Guru Nanak Stadium, Punjab
Minerva Punjab FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC
BFC: Lenny Rodrigues(17th - Assist Cameron Watson)

Hero I-League Points Table (Till Round 12)

Hero I-League 2016-17 League Table(Till Round 12) – By www.ABCDFootball.com
Played
Win
Loss
Draw
GF
GA
GD
Points
East Bengal
12
8
1
3
23
7
16
27
Aizawl FC
12
8
2
2
16
9
7
26
Mohun Bagan
10
6
1
3
16
6
10
21
Bengaluru FC
11
4
3
4
16
11
5
16
Shillong Lajong FC
11
5
5
1
16
15
1
16
Churchill Brothers SC
12
3
6
3
15
18
-3
12
DSK Shivajians FC
12
2
5
5
10
15
-5
11
Minerva Punjab FC
12
2
5
5
9
19
-10
11
Chennai City FC
12
2
7
3
8
19
-11
9
Mumbai FC
12
2
7
3
6
16
-10
9
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