From both end of the pitch, MPL and United BML was attacking to steal a March by scoring first goal. However, the tight defense and the responsive stoppers was in action to deny the strikers. Rona broke the deadlock at the 11th minute to give MPL lead. United BML pushed aggressively and took couple of shots but MPL keeper denied the shots.
While, United BML was desperately pushing ahead, MPL made several advances, took several shots and got one on encounter with goal keeper but keeper of BML was quick to move forward push it away, which went up and headed towards goal and he punched away again. BML was continually attacking and much to the agony of BML Andhu added his name in score sheet when his shot deflected into the goal. At half time the score was 2-0 to MPL.
The second half was much vigorous as United BML was pushing hard, kept MPL defense line and keeper busy and relentless in stopping the shots of BML.
The third goal of MPL was much controversial as BML appealed for handball but the referees did not see the hand ball, as a result MPL turned it to a score.Rona added a goal when Huzay’s shot bounced after hitting the goal post. Although, BML created numerous opportunities, they were not so lucky as MPL.
However, at the 34 minute Gabey opened MPL goal and Nittey scored twice. The match needed 4-3 to
MPL and Rona who scored twice was crowned as the player of the match. BML is the only team that has given such a response against MPL in CMC 2017.
After the match, United BML team and officials expressed their frustration over refereeing decision that appears to cost them a goal and denied a goal.