Coming from behind twice, holders Bashundhara Kings beat lowly Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 3-2 goals in the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Bir Shreshtha Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj Saturday afternoon.
In the day's other matches, six times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited beat Rahmatganj MFS by 2-1goals, three times champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club tasted first defeat losing to Police FC 0-1 while Saif SC beat Sheikh Russel KC 1-0
After the day's 14th round matches, Bashundhara Kings further consolidated their solo lead in the league table securing 35 points, Dhaka Abahani Ltd followed the leader distantly collecting 31 points while Sheikh Jamal DC went down in the race with 27 points.
In Munshiganj, Burundi forward Sudi Abdallah put the freedom fighters team Muktijoddha ahead in the 17th minute to dominate the first half by 1-0 goal
Brazilian playmaker cum striker Robson Robinho restored the parity for the last two time champions Bashundhara Kings just three minutes after the breather (1-1).
Sudi Abdallah again put Muktijoddha ahead in the 60th minute scoring his 2nd goal (2-1)
But Nigerian origin fresh Bangladeshi citizen Eleta Kingsley again leveled the Kings margin in the 73rd minute (2-2).
Local forward Sumon Reza relived the Basundhara Kings from huge tension scoring the match- winning goal in the 80th minute (3-2).
At the Sylhet District Stadum, defender Mehedi Hasan Royal scored first for sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani in the 13th minute while midfielder Jewel Rana scored the 2nd goal for Dhaka Abahani in the 22nd minute (2-0).
Mesbahuddin scored the lone goal for Rahmatganj MFS in the stoppage time (90+2 minute) of the match (2-1).
In the day's another match, Sheikh Jamal DC tasted first defeat after 13 matches as they suffered 0-1 goal losses against Bangladesh Police FC at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi.
Local forward Mohamad Sheikh Bablu scored the match deciding goal for Police FC in the 62nd minute with the frustration of Sheikh Jamal (1-0)
In the days other match, Saif Sporting Club advanced to the 4th slot in the league table after Bashundhara Kings, Dhaka Abahani and Sheikh Jamal DC bagging 24 points beating former champions Sheikh Russel KC by 1-0 goal at the Bashundhara Sports Complex here.
Defender Riyadul Hasan Rafi scored the all-important goal for Saif SC in the 61st minute (1-0).