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So Close Yet So Far for Mariners

It was a season of so shut but to date for ATK Mohun Bagan. They completed second within the league part and runners-up within the Indian Super League ultimate, shedding to Mumbai City FC on each events.

In the final recreation of the league part, ATKMB misplaced 2-Zero to Mumbai City FC clinched the ISL League Winner’s Shield on head-to-head, having misplaced to MCFC twice.

In the ultimate, ATKMB misplaced 1-2 to MCFC because the membership from the City Football Group turned out to be the bogey staff for the Mariners.


ISL 2020-21 file: Played: 20; Won: 12; Drawn: 4; Lost: 4; Points: 40; Standing: 2nd

High level

ATK Mohun Bagan managed to beat their arch-rivals SC East Bengal in each their encounters in ISL 2020-21. Roy Krishna and ManvirSingh cored as ATKMB beat SCEB 2-Zero within the first conflict after which beat them once more 3-1 of their second assembly of the season.

Arindam Bhattacharja received the Golden Glove award on the finish of the season as ATKMB obtained 10 clear sheets with the Indian keeper in between the sticks.

Roy Krishna, led from the entrance for ATKMB, additionally received the Hero of the Season with 14 targets from 21 video games however missed out on the Golden Boot Award.

Low level

The losses to Mumbai City FC damage ATK Mohun Bagan’s probabilities of ending atop the league factors desk. ATKMB misplaced to MCFC as Bartholomew Ogbeche scored the one aim of the match of their first assembly of the season and their second was the final recreation of the league part, wherein additionally they misplaced to finish in second place.

In the ultimate, ATKMB ended the sport as second finest, regardless that David Williams lastly scored in opposition to MCFC however an personal aim from Tiri and a mistake that led to Bipin Singh scoring the winner, which meant that ATKMB ended the season with out silverware.

Most helpful participant

Roy Krishna: The 33-year-old Fijian received he Hero of the Season however narrowly missed the Golden Boot for the second season in a row. Not solely scoring 14 targets, however Roy Krishna additionally helped his team-mates rating with eight assists over the season.

Leading the road for ATKMB for many nights, Roy Krishna made tireless runs down the channels and stored the defenders busy. When he didn’t have the ball to immediately have an effect on the sport, he was making dummy runs to attract away defenders because the likes of Manvir Singh, David Williams and Marcelinho reaped the rewards.

Major disappointment

Individual errors from a bunch of gamers like Pranoy Halder, Tiri and Arindam, who primarily performed down the backbone of the staff. Mistakes, that too, within the essential moments of the vital video games. Halder was introduced on to interrupt up performs and attracted yellow playing cards within the closing phases however the areas of his errors in judgements. Tiri’s two personal targets value ATKMB pricey within the ultimate scheme of issues. Arindam was spectacular in aim for ATKMB however his errors, regardless that only a few and much in between, proved too pricey for the staff.

Season Verdict

The Mariners would really feel arduous finished by the missed alternatives however ought to be mighty pleased with their efficiency. With largely the core from the erstwhile ATK, the newly merged entity with Mohun Bagan, carried out properly. Keeping the important thing performers will likely be vital for ATK Mohun Bagan as they give the impression of being to construct on their debut season within the Indian Super League. Carving out a brand new identification bereft of their ATK prefix may even maintain robust in managing a deeper reference to a brand new core supporter base of Mohun Bagan followers.


Highest aim scorer: Roy Krishna – 14

No of fresh sheets: Arindam Bhattacharja – 10

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