Three-time champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club brightened their chance to become runners-up in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Bangladesh Police FC by 2-1 at the Banglabandhu National Stadium on Monday.
By virtue of the day's victory, Sheikh Jamal DC have secured 45 points from 21 matches to take a clear five points lead against their contenders
Dhaka Abahani Ltd and Chittagong Abahani Ltd, both bagged 40 points each from 21 encounters.
Police FC remained at the 8th slot securing 22 points from 21 outings.
Star studded Bashundhara Kings smartly clinched the league title earlier with four matches to spare and presently raised their tally to 58 points from 21 matches.
In the day's match, all the three goals were scored in the first half.
Kyrgyzstan booter Murolim Ahmedov put the Police FC ahead in the 19th minute (1-0) .
But Sheikh Jamal DC was lucky enough to level the margin four minutes later (23rd minute) by a gifted goal when Police defender Jahangir Alam Sajeeb sent the ball to his own net (1-0).
Finally, Gambian winger Suleiman Sillah scored the match-decider for Sheikh Jamal DC in the 38th minute of the match (2-1).
In the day's other league match, Uttar Baridhara Club defeated bottom placed Arambagh KS by 1-0 at the Kamalapur Stadium Monday afternoon.
Midfielder Rashedul Islam Shuvo scored the match winner for Baridhara Club in the 35th minute (1-0).
With the day's feat. Uttar Baridhara Club advanced to the 9th place in the league table collecting 19 points from 21 ties while Arambagh KS remained at the bottom with five points from 21 matches.