Defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club escaped narrowly at Federation Cup after a 5-4 victory in the sudden death against Brothers Union in the first quarter-final on Tuesday. 120-minute including 30 minutes extra-time ended 2-2 so that the game rolled onto the tiebreaker where Brothers’ sixth penalty taker, Habib Mia missed his chance to seal the fate. Jamal will face the winners of the third quarterfinal between Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra and Chittagong Abahani on Thursday.
Haitian Leonel Saint Preux put Jamal ahead in the 45th minute.
Gambian Landing Darboe tried his luck from 25 yards which Brothers keeper Biplob Vattacharjee failed to grip and Leonel snatched the ball, rounded off the keeper and sent it into the empty net.
Collecting a lovely through from Haitian forward Augustine Walson, Kawser Ali Rabbi sent the ball home with an eye-catching finish over onrushing Jamal goalie Hemel six minutes later.
Brothers took the lead four minutes later when Nigerian defender Adams Jankasa’s header hit the lower side of the woodwork and bounced inside to cross the goal line.
Rajon Mia of the Gopibag side wasted a golden opportunity when his chip into an empty net went just wide in 80th minute.
However, receiving a squire pass of Rubel Mia, Landing rounded off the keeper and placed home the equaliser for Jamal.
Brothers’ Imtiaz Sultan Jitu and Jamal’s Yeasin Khan missed their respective penalty shots to push it at sudden death where Wedson scored for Jamal and Hemal took his side in the last four by denying Habib’s shot.
-With New Age input