BPL Football: Bashundhara Kings continue unbeaten run beating Sheikh Russell 3-1


Defending champions Bashundhara Kings continued their unbeaten run in the eleven-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football Saturday after beating Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra 3-1 at the Bashundhara Sports Complex.

Star-studded Kings topped the league table with 21 points from seven straight matches; second-placed Dhaka Abahani earned 15 points from as many encounters.

Sheikh Russell remained in the fifth spot with 12 points from six matches.

After a goalless first half, Brazilian forward Robson Robinho put the Kings ahead in the 65th minute from a penalty (1-0); Uzbek midfielder Asror Gafurov doubled the lead in the 73rd minute (2-0).

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Nigerian striker Sunday Udoy pulled one back for Sheikh Russell in the 82nd minute (2-1).

Robinho sealed the fate of the match by scoring his second goal for the Kings in the fifth minute of the stoppage time (3-1).

The day's other match between Bangladesh Police FC and Fortis Football Club ended in a 1-1 draw at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi.

Sakhawat Hossain found the back of the net for Fortis in the 37th minute. Edward equalised for Police FC just three minutes later.

After the day's match, Police SC remained in the fourth spot on the table with nine points from seven matches. Fortis stayed in sixth place with seven points from six encounters.

Source: United News of Bangladesh