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Pailan fly past Air India
October 12, 2012
KOLKATA: Pailan Arrows played true to their promise as they downed Air India 2-1 to pick up their second successive win in an I-League match at Salt Lake Stadium, here, Thursday.
Striker Holicharan Narzary put the Arrows ahead in the first half before captain Milan Singh ensured the winner from a penalty midway through the second half. Nigerian striker Henry Ezeh pulled one back for the airmen.
class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; ">Narzary found the decisive touch two minutes from the break. The Arrows’ prolific scorer finished a smart pass from midfielder Rajinder Kumar.
Air India found the equaliser in the 67th minute much against the run of play when Henry nodded home a nice chip from compatriot Elijah Junior, who came in as a 59th minute substitute. Arrows responded to the setback positively and reinstated the lead in the next minute.
Alwyn George threatened to run aground the opposition defence making a fine solo run but just as young striker looked to break free into the opponent box, he was unlawfully challenged by the Air India defender Prem Kumar. The resultant penalty was scored by Arrows’ captain Milan Singh.