SRINAGAR- Downtown Heroes FC defeated Mumbai City FC (Reserves) 2-0 on Wednesday in an I-League 2 matchup played at Cooperage Stadium in Mumbai.
The Heroes scored both their goals in the dying moments of the first half. Ateeb Ahmed Dar found the back of the net in 44th minute, while Rinreithan Shaiza doubled the score in added time of the first half. Downtown Heroes went into the break 2-0 up.
The Srinagar-based football club then saw off the second half of the match expertly to register their third win of the I-League 2 group stages. Downtown Heroes’ attacker Parvaj Bhuiya was named player of the match.
Led by head coach Hilal Rasool Parray, Downtown Heroes have now taken 10 points from 6 matches in Group A and are level on points with group leaders Jagat Singh Palahi FC, who have played two games less.
Breathing down the Heroes’ neck is Delhi Football Club, who have 9 points from 5 matches.
Downtown Heroes will now host Jagat Singh Palahi at Synthetic Turf TRC on Thursday, April 20.
Only the top two teams from each group can make it to the next round of the competition. The winners of I-League 2 are promoted to I-League.
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