I-League 2010/11: Matches In Hand Part 4 – LIVE!


Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune
27th May, 2011 – 6:00 PM IST


Pune FC :

Starting – Soram Poirei (GK) , Othallo Taiba , Selwyn Fernandez , Shanmugam Venkatesh (C), Krishnan Ajayan ,  Arata , Lester Fernandez , Keita Mandjou , Kamaljeet Kumar , Lamine Tamba ,  Subhash Singh

Subs – Caitano Costa ,  Sunil Kumar , Balaji ,  Sandesh Gadkari ,Edmar Figuera ,Paresh Shiwalkar

Dempo SC

Starting- Laximikant Kattimani (GK) , Debabrata Roy , Peter Carvalho , Godwin Franco , Climax Lawrence , Ranti Martins (C) , Beto ,  Clifford ,  valeriano Rebello , Samienia Rouholla , Mahesh Gawli

0′ : Pune in all White’s here whereas Dempo SC in thier traditional blue line up for kick off !

2′ : Two sets of footballing styles being displayed ; Dempo with their swift ground passes against Pune FC’s typical long ball tactics

5′ : Some nice understanding between Arata and Subhash upfront for Pune but they fail to make an impact in the D area

10′ : Well that was embarrassing for Ajayan, clearance by Tamba towards Ajayan and the ball goes in between his legs !!

17′ : Oh that was close!! Corner taken by Kamaljeet Kumar and Kieta rises above the Dempo defense connects well and directs towards the far post just whiskers past the bar !

19′: Caitano Costa from the right and a good cross in , finds Arata , who connects well but straight into the hands of keeper Kattimani

25′ : Dempo not looking at thier best here. Fatigue maybe. Pune FC for a change are dominating the Goan team here in Balewadi

29′ : Ajayan steals the ball from Beto in midfield and passes on to Arata. Arata with a good run passes to Venkatesh one touch to Subhash and he shoots. Just Wide !! . What a build up play by Pune. Fantastic.

33′ : Rouhoulla brings down Keita and there are huge booo’s around the stadia. Derrick Pereira is up from the dug out !

34′ : Gooooooooal !!! Arata scores here for Pune FC !

Brilliant one-two passing between Venkatesh and Subhash and then Arata curls it pass Kattimani

Pune FC 1 – 0 Dempo SC

37′ : Lester to Arata and he crosses into Keita who is caught off side by Mahesh Gawli and Co.

41′ : Godwin Franco with an attempt on goal but its miscued. Godwin is an ex-PFC player !!

44′ : Ranti goes down in the D area. Ref says no foul and no penalty. Dempo players protesting but eventually game goes on.

HALF TIME : Pun FC 1 – 0 Dempo SC

45′ : Its Dempo’s title to lose if they cannot make a comeback here! Six points behind with 2 matches in hand.

48′ : Ranti one on one with keeper and Soram Poirei saves it with his legs. Was controversially off-side though

53′ : Goooaaaaal !!!… PFC lead by two goals.

What a move by Pune. Kamlajeet overlapping Arata and a sexy inner cut cross into the D and Keita takes it on first time into the net. No chance for the keeper there who just kept on looking form right to left .

Pune FC 2 – 0 Dempo SC

57′ : Dempo Sub IN Naik OUT Gawli

60′ : Nice free kick by Beto. Hits the post ! Cleared by Soram.

62′ : Dempo SC score. Goal scored by Beto.

Pune FC  2 – 1 Dempo SC

65′ : Pune FC responding with back to back attacks on Dempo goal. First Lester and then Subhas. But Subhash Singh lacks creativity upfront when alone.

67′ : Wow. What a Goal by Dempo. Game on !

Peter Carvalho with a super pin point cross and Ranti Martins does the business at the far post.

Pune FC 2 -2 Dempo SC

68′ : Pune FC SUB IN Balaji (GK) OUT Soram (GK)

70′: What a touch by Subhash Singh. This boy has some great touches in him. Keita one on one with the keeper and Kattimani makes a smart move to come up and block with his legs.

75′ : Araaaaaataaaaaaaaaa! Pune take the lead once again here at Balewadi.

Dempo pressing really up into the Pune half and Pune counter attack with Keita and Arata.

Pune FC 3 – 2 Dempo SC

80′ : Clifford Miranda with a power shot really well saved by the diving Balaji. Interesting Match this! Can the champions stage a come back again??

83′ : Climax just outside from the D area. Hits the Post !

85′ : PFC Sub IN Costa  OUT  Kamaljeet

88′ : PFC Sub IN J Prasad OUT Subhash

89′ : Third offside whistle by ref against Dempo. Armando puts his hands up in  vain. Dempo is playing all out here to remain in search of the I-League title

95′ :And there goes the final whistle ! Pune FC win here at Balewadi in their last home game of the season and thus sent Dempo out of the Title race !

FULL TIME : Pune FC 3 -2 Dempo SC


Yuvabharati Krirangan, Kolkata
1st June, 2011 – 4:30 PM IST



East Bengal: Sandip, Nirmal, Gurwinder, Naoba, Ravinder, Vasum, Mehtab, Sushant, Khabra, Tolgey, Baljit

Chirag United: Abhijit, Arnab, Chika, Narugopal, Bapi, Lalkamal, Jerry, Tulunga, Choi, Joshimar, Sunil

0′: The kick of is scheduled at 4:30 PM IST at Salt Lake Stadium.

1′: Match Kicks Off.

2′-East Bengal starting well, attacking from right to left. A win here could seal the third place for the kolkata giants.

5′- East Bengal pouring in long hopefull balls for Tolgay to work upon, but Chirag defenders dealing with them well here.

14′-Tolgay crossed the ball well for Baljit Singh, who lacked the final touch to put ball in the back of the net. Great chance goes begging.

12′- Both teams looking a bit rigid, with East Bengal trying to unlock the Chirag defense. Score still 0-0 at YBK.

19′GOAL !! Finally the deadlock is broken. Shushant Mathew scores a screamer from 30 yards. Well weighted pass form Mehtab. East Bengal take the lead.

30′- Mehtab takes a sizzling free kick, just wide of the woodwork.

38′- Chettri booked for a malicious tackle on Mehtab. East bengal defenders easily nullifying all the moves.

40′- GOAL !!!! Tolgay doubles the lead for East Bengal. Arnab did clear the ball out well, and the shot ended up in the back of the net. 

45+2′- Naoba cleared the ball well, as Joshimar was building up a good move. 

HT: It’s half time. East Bengal lead comfortably by a two goal margin.

46′- Second half gets underway.

52′- Baljit Singh again guily of missing a glorious chance of a Tolgay’s pass. SUBSITUTION for Chirag United- Asin IN, Choi- OUT.

58′- Quick SUBSITUTIONS for both the sides. For Chirag- Elijah Junior IN, Shankar OUT. For East Bengal- Vashum OUT, Sanju Pradhan IN.

67′- GOAAALLLLLL !!! India Striker Sunil Chettri pulls one back for the men in purple, with a clinical left foot finish past sandip nandy.Scoreline now is 2-1 in favor of the Red-&-Gold.

78′- SUBSITUTIONS. For East Bengal- Nabi, Sushil IN. Tolgay, Mehtab OUT. For Chirag- Denson IN, Lalkamal OUT.

82′- Scoreline still 2-1 in favor of East Bengal.

90′- Five added minutes.

FT’- Match ends here at YBK, Kolkata. East Bengal finish the season with a comfortable 2-1 victory over Chirag United, and finish second in the table. MAN OF THE MATCH- Sushanth Mathew.






PJN Stadium, Margao
1st June, 2011 – 4:30 PM IST



Dempo SC: Subhashish, John Dias, Peter Carvalho, Godwin Franco, Climax, Ranti, Beto, Kalu, Clifford, Valeriano, Kattimani

HAL SC: Pramod, Srikant, Jai, Murali, Xavier, Hamza, Meitei, Prakash, Rohit, James, Adeola

0′: 15 more minutes remaining for the game to kick-off. Stay tuned for the live updates.

1′: Match Kicks Off.

2′- An Early snapshot by Climax, inches off the post. Dempo starting from where they left.

14′- SURPRISE !! SURPRISE !! GOAL !!! HAL take a shock lead at the PJN stadium. Prakash with a sublime header to finish off a good move. Complete defensive breakdown for Dempo.

17′- Dempo 0 – 1 HAL , Dempo looking out of sorts for this last match.

21′- Great cross ball by Roy, dealt well by the keeper.

23′- Shot by Murali, well saved by Kattimani. Dempo’s defense looking shaky.

25′- What a ball from Beto, looking for Climax, just a little heavy for him.Well collected by Pramod.

27′- GOAL !! the usual suspect Ranti Martins pops in at the end of a beautifully delivered freekick by Roy. Goans restore parity. Its 1-1 now. 

31′- It’s 1-1 here at PJN. Kattimani makes another save, denying RC Prakash.

33′- Corner for Dempo.

38′- Dempo pressing hard for the lead now. They are enjoying a good spell of ball possession.

43′- GOAL !!!!!!!! Ranti Martins once again for the Goan Whites. What a solo run.  It’s now 2-1 in favor of the home team.

45′- Ranti now is the first player to score 30 goals in I-league. what a feat ! 2 minutes are added on.

HT : Dempo lead HAL by 2-1. A victory here for HAL could spell doom for former champions JCT and ONGC, as both the teams would get relegated.

46′- Second half starts.

51′- GOAAAAAAAALL!!! VijayKumar Scores for HAL here. The crowd is stunned. he makes it 2-2 .

55′- what a chance for clifford. His shot goes wide.

61′- SUBSITUTION for Dempo. Joachim Abranches IN, Ranti OUT.

70′- GOAAAAAAAL!!! What a gritty performance by the bangalore side. Vijaykumar scored his second to give HAL the lead. It’s 2-3 now in favor of the visitors. Can HAL do the unthinkable and avoid the drop. 

72′- SUBSITUTION for Dempo. Godwin OUT, Samir Naik IN.

85′- GOAAALLLLLL !!!!It looks like we have a shocker on our hands here  in Margaon. HAL score again making it 2-4 now, doubling their lead. It was an own goal.

90′- 4 mins of added time.

FT- It’s full time here in Goa, amidst massive celebrations among the boys from Bangalore. HAL avoid the drop on the last day, providing that last twist in the tale. JCT FC and ONGC FC go down, and will play in the second division in the next season. What a story !! Final Score from PJN Dempo SC 2- 4 HAL SC !!   MAN OF THE MATCH- VIJAYKUMAR.(HAL)