Tony stunner helps South United pip RWF

Tony stunner helps South United pip RWF

Tony stunner helps South United pip RWF

 A long-range stunner from Tony (64th) helped 10-man South United pull off a much needed 2-1 win over RWF in their BDFA Super Division League encounter at the Bangalore Football Stadium here on Thursday. 

The win kept South United (13  points from seven games) in race for the title. They trail leaders, ADE, by three points. 

Given that South United won on Thursday, the title won’t be decided until Monday when they face ADE. 

Both teams started the game with swift attacks but it was South United who drew first blood in the 31st minute as Subhash’s cross found Mani Vannan who headed the ball home. 

RWF were given a lifeline in the 39th minute when referee Maria Joseph sent off Murugappan for a tackle on Regin.  

This sparked off a row between the players from both teams and the referee was quick to intervene but only with the help of the linesmen and the RWF coach. 

Although the RWF coach had a role in containing his players, the referee warned him for getting involved in the scuffle as he had ventured out of his technical area. Despite being down to 10 men, South United extended their advantage through Tony’s stunning effort from outside the box. 

RWF pulled one back four minutes later through Rajesh  but they were not able to salvage a point from the game. If CIL (10 points from six games), who have a game on hand against both South United as well as ADE, win their match against former champions HASC on Friday, then the three-way race for the title will intensify. 

In the ‘A’ Division match, three goals in 11 second-half minutes saw AGORC ease past LRDE 3-1.  DYES continue to lead the ‘A’ Division table with 12 points from six games – a point ahead of BUFC. 

Result: ‘A’ Division: AGORC: 3 (Murali 49th, Manju 50th, Ramesh 60th) bt LRDE: 1 (Surendar Babu 79th).

Friday’s fixtures: ‘A’ Division: Bangalore Kickers vs Student Union; Super Division: HASC vs CIL.