Former champions Sheikh Russel KC earned the 2nd victory in their 11th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating newcomers Swadhinata KS by 2-1 goal at their home ground--Bashundhara Sports Complex --here on Saturday.
With the day's long-cherished victory, Sheikh Russel KC moved up to the 8th slot in the league table securing ten points from eleven matches while Swadhinata KS remained at the bottom with six points from eleven encounters.
In the day's match, Manik Hossain Mollah put Sheikh Russel KC ahead in the 13th minute (1-0) while Kyrgyzstani defender Aizar Akmatov doubled the winners margin in the 20th minute from a penalty (2-0).
Uzbek defensive midfielder Nodir Mavlonov reduced the margin for Swadhinata KS in the stoppage time of the match (90+2 minute).
Later, Aizar got marching order after receiving 2nd yellow cards in the 77th minute of the match.
After the day's match, the first phase of the BPL Football completed with the domination of holders Bashundhara Kings.
Last two times champions Bashundhara Kings comfortably maintained their solo lead in the league table securing 26 points from 11 matches while Dhaka Abahani Ltd Sheikh Jamal DC and Chittagong Abahani Ltd followed them with 22, 21 and 21 points respectively.
Muktijoddha Sangsad KC and Swadhinata KS are struggling at the bottom places securing seven and six points respectively.