I-League 2010/11 : LIVE! Score Updates – Round-14

Indian Arrows
v
Chirag United

Dau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurgaon
11th Feb 2010, 2:30 PM IST

Pre-match: An Important match for both the teams. A win for Chirag might see them climbing to the top-5 in the league standings while another slump here would dump Indian Arrows in to the relegation mix.

Team News:

Indian Arrows: Jagroop, Abhishek, Vishal, Inderpreet, Lalrozama, Lalrindika, Jibon, Jwell, Shilton, Jeje, Malswamfela

Chirag United: Somnath, Anupam, Chika, Arnab, Narugopal, Denson, Subhas, Nascimento, Tulunga, Joshimar, Junior

5′: Chirag pulled off one of the most stunning transfers of the season last night when they acquired the services of star striker Sunil Chhetri, Sunil contract with MLS side Kansas City has expired and he agreed to play for Chirag for the remaining three months and he will be paid a whopping 23 lakh rupees for this short tenure. He is expected to take on the field from round-15 matches onwards. Today Chirag have to do it with out Sunil and they are not doing badly here having majority of ball possession. It still remains goal-less at Gurgaon.

10′: Denson and Subhash have established their authority in the midfield and Chirag is creating a number of attacking moves. But the Indian Arrows players are defending with confidence.

15′: Fine skill on display here from Jeje Lalpekhlua as he dodged past two Chirag players before firing a low shot, Somnath Khara did well to get a hand to it and the ball rebounds to Lalrindika. With an open net to aim for, surprisingly he hits it wide.

20′: Indian Arrows are getting back in the game. Jibon Singh dribbles Chika Wali and fires a right footed screamer which misses the target by less than 6 inches. It was a good attempt.

25′: Saved by Jagroop. Joshimar receives the ball from Junior and places it towards the far corner along the ground, but Jagroop makes good stop. Minutes later it Denson feeds Tulunga with a lovely forward ball, but Abhishek makes a timely tackle to avert the danger for Indian Arrows.

30′: Great curling delivery from a free kick by Jibon Singh. Goes out by a whisker. Jewel Raja Sheikh gets in to the referee’s book for a foul on Subhash.

35′: Chirag has made a couple of dangerous forward runs in last 5 minutes or so. In one such attempt, Joshimar sets off a little too early and has been ruled offside. Then again in the very next minute offside trap catches another attempt by Joshimar-Tulunga and Junior. The scoreline remains 0-0 and we are 10 minutes away from the half-time mark.

40′: Joshimar tries a long ranger from outside the box. Goes out wide. Jagroop takes the goalkick but it lands at the feet of Denson who provides another teasing ball to Joshimar. Joshimar chips it in for his strike partner Junior but the striker takes one touch too many and Vishal makes a clean tackle to clear the ball.

HT: Joshimar is guilty of making a mess of another great opportunity. On the other side of the field, Jeje continues to compete with Joshimar with another costly miss from inside the six yards box. With this the referee blows the half time whistle and it’s still goal-less at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here at Gurgaon.

60′ : Still goal-less after the hour mark. The youngsters have defended really well so far.

75′ : Chirag United is trying hard to break Indian Arrow’s defence. Junior missed a gilt edged chance to put his team ahead.

78′ : Denson !!! Wonderful long ranger from Denson but he fails to place the shot properly, hitting it straight to Jagroop.

80′ : Indian Arrows are looking worn out. Not a good sign for such a young team.

82′: Jewel Raja !!! What an effort from the central midfielder !! Indian Arrows almost took a lead !

85′ : Good pressure from Indian Arrows in last 10 minutes, they could have scored a goal in this period.

FT : Indian Arrows 0-0 Chirag United :: A case of missed opportunities for both teams. This was a pretty exciting 0-0 draw and both teams got a lot of chances to score a goal. Poor finishing led to a goal-less match in the end. Neither team will be helped by a single point from this encounter.

Mohun Bagan
v
Pune FC

Yuvabharati Krirangan, Kolkata
12th Feb, 2010 – 1:45 PM IST

Teams:
Mohun Bagan: Sangram, Jayanta, Anwar, Deepak, Surkumar, Dhanrajan, Snehasish, Satish, Rakesh, Chidi, Barreto

Pune FC: Subrata, Tamba, Gurjinder, Caitano, Selwyn, Venkatesh, Arata, Edmar, Asim Hassan, Rollingson, Lestor.

1′: Kick Off Mohun Bagan are depleted without several players while Pune FC is showing signs of revival. A cracking contest is on the cards here.

5′: Nice link up play between Arata and Edmar – Bagan defence was up to the task.

6′: Lester !!! Pune Fc could have taken a shock lead here !! Lester’s shot hit the post and bounced off.

8′: Barretto !!! Brilliant skill from the Brazilian to dodge past a PFC defender but his final ball to Chidi was poor.

12′: Good work from Selwyn to deny Chidi the space to shoot.

14′: Blatant foul on Barreto on the edge of PFC box surprisingly no free-kick given by referee.

18′: Both Barreto and Chidi are being strongly marked by PFC defenders. Bagan has not shown any signs of scoring so far.

20′: Weak cross from Satish to Chidi, ball cleared safely.

22′: Surkumar’s harmless long ranger easily saved by Subrata.

25′: Barreto’s forward run once again checked by PFC defence.

27′: Good skills from Venkatesh in the midfield to find Arata with a great through-ball, no end product however.

30′: Goal-less after half an hour. Pune FC has created better openings in this period.

32′: Too many fouls from both teams in last few minutes.

36′: Lester !!! Great effort from lester but the ball goes wide of the post.

40′: Chidi !!!It looked like a legitimate goal from Chidi but referee cancels it out. Strange decision.

HT: Mohun Bagan 0-0 Pune FC :: Neither team has been able to control the proceedings till now. The match remains goal less after 45 minutes.

49′: Good play from Barreto to set up Snehashis but the latter fails to put finishing touches.

55′: Mohun Bagan’s set piece delivery has been very poor today. Seven corners wasted so far.

59′: Chidi !!! Good chance for the Nigerian but he fails to hit the target.

60′: Misfiring Jayanta Sen is replaced by Dibyendu Doyari.

62′: Venkatesh !!!The former Bagan player had a free header but he failed to place it, easy save for Sangram.

63′: Sunil Kumar replaces Venkatesh.

68′: Ishfaq replaced Barreto up front but he has not made any impact so far.

69′: Subhash Singh replaces Shivalkar.

72′: End to end football in YBK. Both teams are trying to score a goal.

74′: Anwar !!! Brilliant block from the centre back to deny Arata’s goal bound shot.

78′: Edmar !!! That could easily have been 1-0 to PFC. Edmar’s shot beat Sangram but narrowly misses the target. Great work from Gurjinder to set the brazilian up.

81′: Snehashis fails to beat PFC’s offside trap. Rakesh Masih great run from midfield was not rewarded because of Snehashis’s poor positioning. Still 0-0.

85′: Surkumar !!! He had a clear sight of the goal but flashes his shot over the cross bar.

88′: Anwar thwarts an dangerous Pune FC counter-attack.

FT: The match ends as a goalless draw. Deepak Mondal is the official man of the match.

ONGC FC
v
East Bengal

Sahu Maharaja Ground, Kohlapur
12th Feb, 2011 – 4:00 PM IST

Team News:

ONGC: Presenjit, Tapan, Gour, Odafe, Minj, Bhola, Sandip, Jatin Bisth, Katsumi, Surojit, Babatunde.

East Bengal: Sandip, Naoba, Mehrajuddin, Nirmal, Ravinder, Penn, Mehtab, Nabi, Sushil, Tolgey, Robin.

Pre-match: East Bengal is missing several key players for this match but they are still too strong for bottom placed ONGC.This time it will be a 4-3-3 for East Bengal with Robin, Sushil and Tolgay upfront supported by Penn-Mehtab-Nabi in the midfield. Nirmal and Mehraj are the center backs while Naoba and Ravinder are playing as full backs. Sandip Nandy is under the East Bengal wood-work with his ever assured presence.

1′: Here we go, the match gets underway at Kohlapur.

3′: East Bengal dominating the early proceedings. Got three back to back corners. Wasted.

4′: Brilliantly done by Mehtab. The East Bengal midfielder snatches the ball from Jatin Singh Bist and East Bengal went upfront, but Sushil could not control the ball.

7′: No goals so far. East Bengal has looked lively in first 7 minutes or so.

10′: Stunning save by Prasenjit! Mehtab long-ball was brilliantly controlled by Tolgay before he smacks it to the left corner. But the ONGC goalie makes a brilliant stop.

12′: Nirmal clears first ONGC attack and East Bengal sets in a counter. Mehtab to Penn, Penn to Sushil. Cleared by Peter Odafe.

14′: Free kick for ONGC just outside the East Bengal box. Wasted by Bist. Mehtab sets up another counter, but Penn could not control and the ball goes out for a throw in.

16′: Nice attack by ONGC. Jatin to Babatunde, poor marking by Mehraj, but luckily for East Bengal, the Nigerian strikers shot is off target.

18′: Great save by Sandip. Japanese striker Katsumi fires a screamer, but brilliantly saved by Sandip diving to his right.

20′: East Bengal on the counter with Ravinder Singh on an overlapping run. Foul by Sushil on Tapan Maity. Free kick for ONGC.

21′: Sandeep Sanga gets booked for a foul on Penn.

23′: Brilliant free kick by Mehtab. Headed out for a flag kick. Nabi’s header from the corner goes off target.

25′: Second ONGC player gets in to referee’s books. Surojit shown yellow card for a foul on Nabi.

27′: Good run by Nabi down the left flank. Cleared by Gour Naskar.

30′: Corner for ONGC. Jatin Singh takes it, cleared by Nirmal Chhetri. Half-an=-hour gone by, still no goals.

32′: Tolgay wastes a good chance. Tolgay’s first touch was poor and Odafe clears the ball in the meantime.

34′: Free kick for ONGC. Mehraj fouls Babatunde. Sandip easily gathers Jatin’s delivery.

36′: None of the teams could break the dead-lock yet. East Bengal is enjoying higher percentage of ball possession at the moment. Less than 10 minutes to go before the half time.

39′: Mehtab has been brilliant so far. The hard-working midfielder once again creates a great ball for Tolgay, but the Australian hits it wide.

41′: It remains goal-less. Another attack by ONGC, cleared away by Nirmal. In the very next minute Penn and Naoba combines well to launch a counter from the right wing, but the ball goes out of play.

42′: Poor clearance by Odafe awards East Bengal another chance. Wasted by Nabi.

43′: Penn tries a long range shot which goes off target by miles.

45′: Golden opportunity missed by Ravinder as he anticipated the bounce of the ball wrongly and misses out on an almost open net. 1 minute of added time in the first half.

HT: It’s a goal-less first half at Kohlapur. Join us back in 10 minutes for the second half updates.

46′: All set for the second half. The players are out on the pitch. In the first leg tie between these two teams at YBK, East Bengal managed to win by 1-0, thanks to a 85th minute strike by Tolgay Ozbey. Will it be similar here at Kohlapur, or this time ONGC will take the revenge?

48′: First attack of the half by ONGC. Babatunde sets up Surajit with a lovely ball. But he failed to control it. East Bengal is launching a counter attack here.

49′: Great shot by Mehtab. Blocked by Prasenjit. On the rebound, Mehtab’s shot goes wide.

53′: GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Can you believe it. ONGC takes the lead. Babatunde scores for the institutional side. It’s turning out to be anothe Man Utd vs Wolves match, where the table toppers were stunned by the team placed at the rock bottom. Same thing is happening here at Kohlapur at this moment.

54′: Another good attack by ONGC. Nirmal clears the danger for a corner. Babatunde is looking dangerous here.

56′: East Bengal sets on for a counter with Mehtab leading the pack. Corner for the Kolkata side, cleared by ONGC.

58′: Sandip Nandy to East Bengal’s rescue again. Babatunde shoots from the edge of the box, but Sandip makes a diving stop.

61′: East Bengal is now attacking in numbers. But could not open the goal-mouth so far.

61′: Substitution for East Bengal. Robin goes OFF; new recruit Alexander da Silva, nicknamed as Leko, comes ON.

63′: Brilliant cross by Nabi from the left wing. Alexander fails to connect.

65′: Penn tries a long ranger. Gets deflected. But Prasenjit collects the ball before it can go out for a corner.

68′: Can you believe it?  Leko misses an open net. East Bengal’s misery continues.

70′: Another chance goes begging for East Bengal. Leko gets booked for a foul on ONGC goalie.

72′: Great forward ball by Mehtab towards Nabi, who fails to collect it cleanly.

74′: Free kick for East Bengal. Ravinder fires it straight to Prasenjit. Another chance wasted.

76′: Naoba gets in to referee’s book. Babatunde’s long ranger goes just over the bar.

80′: ONGC is defending with 10 men. East Bengal trying hard to equalize, Leko misfires again. Poor showing by the Brazilian so far.

83′: East Bengal is playing all out attacking game in search of the equalizer. No success yet.

85′: Unlucky for East Bengal. Tolgay’s shot misses the target by a whisker.

86′: Could you believe it? Nabi misses another sitter. Mehtab with a beautiful assist. Finishing problem by the strikers let East Bengal down in this match.

88′: Another miss by Nabi from inside the box. He takes one touch too many and ONGC defense clears the danger.

90′: East Bengal in search of the equalizer. Can Morgan’s men score one and stay invincible? 8 minutes of injury time here at Kohlapur. Fergie time, anyone?

FT: It’s all over for East Bengal. The Red-&-Gold brigade is no longer invincible. And it’s an irony that the team placed at the rock bottom of the standings, ONGC FC, causes this huge upset. That’s the beauty of the game of football. East Bengal still remains at the summit of the league standings, but a 4-0 win by Salgaocar tomorrow against Viva will drop them behind Karim’s team in terms of goal difference.

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HAL SC
v
JCT FC

Sree Kantheerva Stadium, Bangalore
12th Feb, 2011 – 3:30 PM IST

1′: Kick off. The clash between two midtable teams starts. HAL surprised JCT 1-0 in the first leg. Will JCT be able to exact a revenge ?

10′: It remains goal-less in Bangalore.

20′: JCT wastes a good chance. Ibrahim fires it out.

30′: Half-an-hour passed by and no goals yet in the match. The ground condition at Sree Kanthirva stadium is not looking in great condition.

HT’: It’s half time in Bagngalore. The match still remains goal-less.

55′: It looks like a draw written all over it. None of the teams are keen on attacking at the moment.

65′: We have passed the hour mark. The deadlock is yet to be broken.

75′: Just 15 minutes to go before the final whistle, but no score so far in the match.

85′: Only five minutes remaining now. It looks both the teams are happy to share points here.

FT: Here goes the final whistle. The match ends in a goalless stalemate.

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Dempo SC
v
Churchill Brothers

PJN Stadium, Margaon
12th Feb, 2010 – 3:45 PM IST

THT correspondent Jonathan Desousa is providing the live feeds straight from Margaon’s PJN Stadium.

Team News:

Dempo – Subhashish, Debabrata, Peter, Mahesh, Climax, Clifford, Dominic, Samir, Kalu, Abrahanches, Ranti

Churchill – Arindam, Dinesh, Denzil, Robert, Gourmangi, Steven, Zakeer, Amury, Rafi, Karpeh, Vincent

1′: All set for the kick-off. It does not get any bigger than this at Goa. Dempo vs Churchill – Crackers and drum beats in the background. It promises to be a cracker of a contest. No Odafa in the Churchill line-up as he is still recovering from injury and no Beto for Dempo either, he has been ruled out because of double booking.

3′: Great move by Dempo. Clifford crosses towards Ranty, but he puts it straight at the goalie.

5′: Churchill with their first attack. But Karpeh hits it wide.

7′: Freekick for Churchill. Steven takes it. Cleared by Climax. Great crowd build-up here at Fatorda. Easily one of the biggest till date in this season.

13′: GOOOAAALLLLL!!! Beauty from Joaquim. Great pass from Kalu and Joaquim, on the bounce smacks it straight to the top corner. Dempo takes the lead.

18′: Mahesh Gawli has been a rock at the back. What the hell was he doing warming bench in the AFC Asian Cup campaign? Bob Houghton would know better. Clifford Miranda is also having a good game.

23′: Dempo leading by a goal.

25′: Churchill have created nothing significant in first 25 minutes or so.

29′: Nice passing football on display here by Dempo. Climax to Peter, who sends in a beautiful cross towards Clifford, but Clifford’s weak shot easily saved by Arindam.

30′: Ranty fires a shot on target, deflected, corner for Dempo. Cleared by Gourmangi.

32′: First booking of the match. Dinesh gets yellow for a foul on Ranti Martins. Churchill clears the resulting free-kick.

36′: What a save!!! Subhashish pulls off a stunner from a Steven Dias free kick.

39′: Dempo gets another corner. Cleared away by Churchill.

43′: Thunderbolt from Zakeer goes straight to goalie.

45′: 2 minutes of added time. Dempo leading by a goal here at PJN Stadium, Margaon.

45’+1′: Mix up by the Dempo defense. Another thunderous strike by Zakeer. Narrowly goes out.

HT: It’s half time at the Fatorda. Dempo leading by a solitary goal scored by Joaquim Abrahanches. However Churchill looked lively in last 10 minutes or so.

46′: The second half gets under way at the Fatorda.

47′: Nicely cleared by Mahesh Gawli. Karpeh was looking dangerous there.

49′: Teasing cross by Joaquim from the right. Just out of Ranti’s reach.

50′: Counter attack by Churchill. Gets a corner.

51′: Cleared by Samir. Churchill has started to see a lot of ball possession now.

52′: Great skills exhibited by Amury. Dribbles past three Dempo players before firing his shot wide.

56′: Powerful shot by Joaquim Abrahanches from a Peter Carvalho pass. Tipped over by Arindam for a corner.

60′: Clifford and Peter have now switched flanks after the hour mark. Clifford goes to the right wing and Peter comes to the left. Clifford’s pace and cut ins are causing problems for Churchill left back Robert. The score-board reads Dempo 1-0 Churchill.

61′: Substitution for Churchill. Vincent OFF; Charan Rai ON. Looks like an injury.

65′: Churchill is committing a lot of miss-passes in the midfield and loosing the possession cheaply. Charan Rai looks out of sorts and has not completed a single successful pass yet.

70′: Mahesh Gawli has been the pick of the player in this match. He is not only defending resolutely, but also helping out Dempo attackers by putting in some nice crosses upfront.

74′: Change for Dempo. Clifford OFF, Joe ON.

75′: Substitution for Churchill. Rafi OFF, Durga Bodo ON.

77′: Change for Dempo. Joaquim OFF, Seniena ON. Armando shutting the shop early, it could even back-fire.

80′: Great double chance for Churchill. Wasted by Robert and Amury.

82′: Great tackle by Mahesh Gawli to deny Denzil any shooting space.

85′: GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Ranty blast the ball past Arindam. Dempo makes it 2-0. It’s a screamer by the Nigerian who unleashes a long ranger from outside the box to beat the Churchill defense all ends up.

88′: Great save by Subhashish to deny Steven Dias.

90′: The regulation time comes to an end. Two minutes of injury time added.

FT: Dempo notches up an impressive 2-0 victory over 3rd placed Churchill Brothers. Mahesh Gawli is the man of the match. With 25 points from 14 matches, Dempo inches closer to Churchill, who have 26 points from equal number of matches.

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Air India
v
Mumbai FC

Sahu Maharaj Ground, Kohlapur
13th Feb, 2011 – 3:30 PM IST

1′: Time for another derby – the Maharashtra Derby between Air India and Mumbai FC. Teams are on the pitch waiting for referee’s whistle. And here we go, the match kicks off at Sahu Maharaj stadium, Kohlapur.

7′: GOOOAAALLLL!!! Mumbai FC takes the lead. Ghanaian defender Evans Quao is the scorer.

10′: The home team, Air India are trailing by a goal.

15′: Mumbai FC have started to dominate the proceedings here. Tough times ahead for Air India.

20′: Sukore fires a screamer! Saved by Kunal Sawant.

25′: The score-line remains 0-1 in favor of the visiting MFC team.

30′: We are at the half-hour mark. MFC leading by a goal here. Air India’s Samsong Singh got a good chance, fires wide from inside the box.

35′: Around 10 minutes to go for the half time whistle. Mumbai FC is keeping up the pressure on Air India defense.

40′: Good effort by Okorogor Praise from the edge of the box. The MFC goalie makes a good stop.

HT: It’s half time at the Sahu Maharaj ground. The visiting team, Mumbai FC is leading by a goal.

46′: Second half gets underway. Can Air India stage a fightback here?

50′: Air India looking a lot more lively in the second half. Mumbai Fc is playing percentage football waiting to hit the home team on the counter.

55′: Okorogor Praise and Manjit Singh combines well to play a nice sequence of little one-two, breaking into the Mumbai FC box, and the latter passes the ball towards Samsong Singh, who unleashes a right-footer that rattles the woodwork and goes out.

65′: Mumbai FC is still leading by 1-0. Around 25 minutes to go for the final whistle.

70′: MFC is dominating the possession at this moment. But Air India has not given up yet, they are constantly running around and putting in a lots of effort to find the equalizer.

75′: It’s still 1-0 in favor of Mumbai FC. 15 minutes remaining.

80′: This game is far from over. Air India is running the show for last 5 minutes or so. Can MFC hold on? They had conceded a late goal against JCT in last round and lost 2 valuable points.

85′: Only 5 minutes remain for Air India to salvage any point from this tie.

90′: Referee adds 2 minutes of injury time. MFC leading by a solitary goal scored by Evans Quao.

FT: Air India 0-1 Mumbai FC :: With another clinical performance, Mumbai FC has closed down the gap with 4th placed Dempo SC to just a point. They have collected 24 points from 14 matches, 7 less than the table toppers East Bengal and Salgaocar. Air India slumps to their 6th loss of the season and are placed at 12th spot, hovering just over the drop zone.

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Salgaocar SC
v
Viva Kerala

PJN Stadium, Margaon
13th Feb, 2010 – 3:45 PM IST

THT correspondent Jonathan Desousa is providing the live feeds straight from Margaon’s PJN Stadium.

Team News:

Salgaocar: Karanjit, Jashpal, Meitei, Govin, Sabrosa, Rocus, Francis, Tomba, Sueoka, Gilbert, Yakubu

Viva Kerala: Shahinlal, Chinta, Shafi, Vineeth, Anil, Bello, Sajesh, Karma, Felix, Pradeep, Jimshad

1′: Here we go, the match gets underway at PJN Stadium, Margaon. Not a big turnout today.

4′: First move by Salgaocar. Sueoka lays the ball for Yakubu, who spots Gilbert’s run and plays in a superb ball, but Bello Rasaq clears the danger.

8′: Nearly an own goal by Salgaocar. Pradeep crosses in to the Salgaocar box and Govin tries to clear it, but mishits the ball which goes past the far post by not more than 6 inches. Close shave!

10′: Felix and Anil combo playing upfront for Viva, and they are looking lively with clever off the ball runs.

14′: Tomba running the show from the central midfield. He puts in a killer pass towards Francis, but his chip goes over the cross-piece.

16′: Great ball by Pradeep to Felix. He makes a run and shoots from outside the box. Saved by Karanjit.

18′: Salgaocar is playing with a 5 men midfield with only Yakubu upfront. Open header missed by Francis. Sueoka curls the ball from a corner towards unmarked Francis, but he makes a mess of it.

25′: Both the teams trying to thump their authority on the midfield battle. Pradeep and Karma are playing well for Viva, while Tomba has been lively for Salgaocar. No goals yet.

28′: Great chance for Viva to take the lead. Felix was through on goal after Anil Kumar provided him with a brilliant delivery. Sabrosa makes a last ditch tackle to deny him any shooting opportunity.

30′: Injury setback for Salgaocar defender Jashpal Parmar. Karim substitutes him with James Singh.

34′: Salgaocar has not been at their fluent best in this match. Pradeep is playing really well to restrict any advances made by Salgaocar midfield.

38′: GOOOAAALLLL!!! At-last Salgaocar scores from a corner. Francis floats the ball from the flag kick and Yakubu connects with a clean header to beat Shahinlal all ends up.

42′: Three minutes to go for the lemon break. Yakubu has scored from the only real opportunity created by Salgaocar in the first half. The visitors are trailing by 1-0 here at PJN Stadium.

44′: GOOOAAALLLL!!! Here we go. The flood gate seems to have opened up here. Salgaocar scores their second. Sueoka gets in to the scoring chart.

45′: 2 minutes of added time before first half ends.

45’+1′: Brilliant goalkeeping by Shahinlal. He comes out of his line to prevent Yakubu any chance to shoot from an one on one position. Tomba Singh provided the through ball towards the veteran Ghanaian.

45’+2′: Misses by a whisker. Yakubu shoots from a brilliant Sueoka pass, but it goes inches wide.

HT: Time for the lemon break. The home team is leading by 2-0 over the struggling Viva Kerala outfit.

46′: Second half gets going. Karim will be eyeing a 4-0 win, which will put them up and over East Bengal to the summit of the league standings by the virtue of a better goal difference.

50′: Viva is struggling to match Salgaocar’s pace and fluent movement. The ball is just refusing to goaway from Viva half at the moment.

55′: Salgaocar is playing the waiting game now. Keeping the possession of the ball  luring the Viva players to come up and waiting  to go for attack at the right moment.

60′: Substitution for Viva. Jimshad goes OFF, Javeed comes IN.

64′: The pace of the match has dipped drastically in the second half. Salgaocar is hardly making any attacking moves, Karim seems to be content with a 2-0 win.

68′: GOOOAAALLLL! Salgaocar scores their third of the match and Yakubu gets his second. The Ghanaian shoots from outside the box which gets defelected off a Viva defender and goes over the goal-line. Shahinlala was wrong-footed by that wicked deflection.

75′: Only 15 more minutes to go and Surprisingly, Viva is yet to create even a single real goal-scoring chance.

78′: Substitute for Salgaocar. Sueoka OFF, Ekene ON.

80′: Good effort by Pradeep from the distance. He tries a long ranger which brushes the outside of the cross-piece and goes out.

85′: Another substitution by Salgacoar. Tomba OFF; Baldeep ON.

90′: Yakubu dribbles past three defender and takes a shot, goes out. We are in to the last minute of regulation time. 3 minutes of injury time remains to be played here.

90+2′: GOOOAAALLL!!! 4-0 for the home side. Ekene gets in to the score-sheet.

FT: Salgaocar 4-0 Viva Kerala. An impressive victory by Salgaocar takes them to the top of the league standings dropping East Bengal to the second position by virtue of a better goal difference. Both Salgaocar and East Bengal have 31 points from 14 matches. Viva drops to the rock bottom, relegation fear is looming large over their shoulders. Yusif Yakubu gets the man of the match award.

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