Imran Khan was trusted below the bars for Bagan after the disastrous performance by Sangram in the Fed Cup and not so bright Shilton Paul. Though he was not tested enough yet he did enough to keep a clean sheet!
The game started with Bagan enjoying the lion's share of possession. Though Bagan made a few moves, yet upfront Lalam couldn't combine with Barreto.
From a corner, however, Odafe flicked in a header and which in turn to clear from the box a George defender scored an own goal.
Bagan went into 1st half with a 1-0 lead.
Venkatesh was substituted with the beginning of the 2nd half by Chinmoy, adding to the woes of the spectators.
The game went on in its own pace as neither the George players could settle into the match nor the Bagan players took any initiative.
However mid-way into the 2nd half Bagan won a corner and the ball headed by Siddique was deflected by Barreto into the net.
Two goals ahead and Barreto's 12th of the League.
Then a goal keeping error saw Bagan another goal up. The George keeper, in his attempt to hit a goal kick, managed to hit James Singh who was just a few yards away from the penalty box. Taking control of the lose ball, he passed the ball to Lalam, whose failed attempt was picked up by Barreto from the top of the box who then drilled in the third.
Bagan could have got two more goals when Lalam after beautiful dodge rattled the post and another which found James on the top of the box with only the keeper to beat, but his slowness spelled his doom as George defenders pounced on him.
Bagan play the next match against Chirag Untd. on the 2nd October in the Salt Lake Stadium and the match starts around 3.00pm.
Mohun Bagan lead the league with 20 points from 8 matches.
Imran, Habibur(Ishfaq), Odafe, Siddique, Rauf(Rahul Kumar), Anit, Dharamjit, Venkatesh(Chinmoy), Dharamjit, Barreto, Puia