Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Mohammedan Sporting Club rode on Manvir Singh’s second half strike to beat Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala 1-0 in their third fixture of the All India Mau Nagarpalika Gold Cup 2016 at Faizabad Sports Complex in Varanasi on Friday.

Mohammedan SC began the game in attacking mode and created a few chances early on. French striker Alexandre Tabillon was the first to go close but his effort from inside went inches over the crossbar in the 13th minute.

As the half progressed, Mohammedan SC kept on pushing forward and had several chances in front of the rival goal but the RCF defense stood firm as the teams went into the breather tied goalless.

The second half completely belonged to Mohammedan SC. The Black Panthers made the first attempt on RCF goal in the 47th minute through winger Sheikh Faiaz who done well to control the ball on the right side before shoting towards the goal which missed the target by a whisker.

Mohammedan SC’s persistence finally paid off as they pulled ahead just past the hour mark when Manvir slotted the opener after being set up by midfielder Kunal Ghosh.

Thereafter, Mohammedan SC dominated much of the proceedings but failed to increase the tally despite having some close chances as the scoreline remain unchanged at the full time.

Mohammedan SC, who are on 7 points from three matches, would take on Railway Football Club next on 25th December 2016.

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