By: Baboucarr Camara
Former Gambia Captain Mathew Mendy was a rock in defense for his Bangladeshi premier league side Feni Soccer in a 1-1 draw as week six of action came to an end at the weekend.
Having secured only one point from five outings coming into the game, Feni and its Gambian Coach Omar K Sise will be disappointed for the two points dropped after they surrendered the lead to draw with Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National Stadium Sunday.
Winger Faisal Mahmud levelled the margin for Bothers Union ten minutes after Syed Rashed Turzo had put Feni ahead in the 61st minute. With their first draw in six matches, Brothers moved to sixth position with seven points while Feni Soccer, after their second draw in six matches, remained at the bottom of the ten-team table.
After being stunned by promoted Uttar Baridhara Club in the previous match, Brothers Union were expected to put up a better show against lowly Feni but they could hardly impress with their performance.
The ball was mostly confined in the midfield in the first half with neither team creating any scoring opportunities but both teams played better in the second half and Feni went ahead in the 61st minute when Turzo poked in a chip from Rony Islam at the back of the Brothers Uniot goal.
However, the lead lasted only ten minutes as Faisal, availing a chip from Jewel Rana, danced past a defender into the box and placed it neatly with a left-footer.
Brothers Brothers had the chance of securing all three points twice within the next four minutes, but Faisal’s deflected shot was cleared off the line by Feni Soccer defender Mathew Mendy while Nigerian striker Kester Akon drove wide from inside the six-yard box.