David Williams shrugged off his indifferent form this season with a peach of the goal to give ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) a 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC (BFC) at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Monday.
The Australian’s decisive strike came just after the half hour mark when he expertly controlled defensive midfielder Carl McHugh’s long ball before cutting in and creaming one into the top-right corner from just outside the penalty box.
ATKMB vs BFC – AS IT HAPPENED
It was Williams’ eighth ISL goal – four of which have come against BFC – and the first ATKMB has scored in the opening 45 minutes this campaign. The Kolkata side is now joint-top with Mumbai City FC on 16 points from seven games, while BFC, after its first defeat, remain third on 12 points.
But for Williams’ wonder-strike, it was game of half-chances. BFC’s attempts in the opening period came via a Erik Paartalu header…