ATK forward Roy Krishna, on Sunday, was adjudged with the ISL Hero of the Month honour for November after putting up a sublime show by scoring three goals in as many games.
The Fijian international not only scored goals but also bagged an assist to keep his team unbeaten in the month of November. The honour, as it stands, didn’t come easy as he had to fight it out against the likes of Jamshedpur FC’s Sergio Castel, Odisha FC’s Aridane Santana, FC Goa’s Mourtada Fall and Bengaluru FC’s Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
The 32-year-old started his month by scoring a brace and having an assist during his side’s 3-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC at home. A gruelling away draw against Odisha FC followed before scoring a dramatic injury-time equalizer against Mumbai City FC to keep his team’s perfect home record intact.
Mumbai City FC, having trailed until the hour’s mark, went ahead in the 93rd minute through Serge Kevyn, but their celebration was cut short by a neat Krishna finish in what was the final kick of the game.
And now he’s gone and scored another two goals. Roy Krishna is certainly living up to expectation at ATK. At this rate he might earn himself an even bigger contract for 2020-21. https://t.co/uHcfiem313— Phillip Rollo (@ByPhillipRollo) December 7, 2019
With the honour, Krishna became the second successive ATK player to win the award after his partner in crime, David Williams was adjudged the same title in the month of October.
The former Wellington Phoenix forward started the month of December in a similar fashion, as his brace helped ATK register a thumping 3-0 win over NorthEast United on Saturday at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.
Krishan bagged his first in the 35th minute after Williams had given ATK a lead inside the opening 15 minutes. The Fijian could very well have gotten a hat-trick on the night after Williams laid off a perfect ball for him in front of the goal, but his attempt sailed way past the target.
The final nail was eventually hammered in the 93rd minute through which Krishna took his personal tally to six goals this season.
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