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In the earlier matches of the round ONGC managed to pick up their first point of the campaign against provisional leaders Prayag while Churchill demolished a listless Mumbai FC by three goals to one.


United Sikkim FC vs Dempo SC

28th October, Paljor Stadium, Gangtok

Time: 14:30 IST




Starting Eleven for both the teams-:

USFC : Yoon, Anwar, Sandesh, Ashish, Munmun, Rahul, Sonam, Michael, Linekar, Budhiram, Nurudeen.

DEM : Subhasish, Debabrata, Mahesh, Creson, Peter, Anthony, Clifford, Rebello, Rohan, Koko, Sueoka.

1′: Kick off.

10′: United Sikkim dominating the proceedings so far.

20′: GOALLLLL!!!! United Sikkim 0-1 Dempo SC. 

20′:Koko Sakibo nets the first goal of the match for Dempo. Clifford Lawrence picks up the assist.

30′: United Sikkim 0-1 Dempo SC.

HT: Defending champions go into the break with one goal led, thanks to Koko Sakibo. USFC 0-1 Dempo SC.

46′: second half commences.

59′: Would you believe it? United Sikkim SCORES!!!! There is something in the crowd here, unbelievable support. People of Sikkim, take a bow. 

59′:Nuruddin equalizes for United Sikkim. United Sikkim 1-1 Dempo SC.

70′: Substitution for Dempo. Goal scorer Sakibo is replaced by Joaquim Abranches.

82′: Unitted Sikkim is only eight minutes away from securing a famous point against the defending champions Dempo.

90+1′: PENALTY  for Dempo. Sandesh Jhingan gets the red card.

90+2′: Seuoka steps up to take the shot from the spot AND HE SCORES!!!! Heartbreak for United Sikkim!! They have conceded in the dying moments of the match.

FT: United Sikkim 1-2 Dempo SC. The champions pick up a win but my word were they not stretched to their limit.


Shillong Lajong FC vs Sporting Club de Goa

28th October, Nehru Stadium, Shillong

Time: 14:30 IST


Starting eleven for Shillong Lajong is-:

SLFC : Lal, Samuel, Pasha, Fanai, Minchol Son, Boithang, Ramlalluaha, Sukore, Renedy, Sushil, Friday.

1′: And the match kicks off.

7′: Sukore gets booked for Shillong.

20′: Still goalless. Shillong 0-0 Sporting.

29′: We’re almost half an hour into the match and Shillong has looked the dangerous of the two sides.

40′: Shillong  0-0 Sporting

45+5′: GOALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shillong takes the lead.

HT’: Friday scores for the hosts in the last minute of injury time before the referee blows the half time whistle. What a time to score for Shillong. It’s Shillong Lajong 1-0 Sporting Club de Goa.

46′: Second half begins.

54′: GOALLLL!!!! 

54′: Ogba Kalu restores the parity for Sporting. It’s Shillong 1-1 Sporting.

70′: Shillong Lajong 1-1 Sporting Club de Goa.

71′:GOALLL!!! Adil Ahmed Khan scores for Sporting. 

71′: The Goan side takes the lead for the first time in the match.

72′: Shillong 1-2 Sporting Club de Goa.

76′: Substitution Shillong. Menyongar comes on for Sukore. The home side desperately needs to score.

80′: No change with the scoreline. Shillong 1-2 Sporting Club de Goa.

FT:  Shillong 1-2 Sporting Club de Goa. The Goan side comes from behind to pick up valuable three points.


Air-India vs Mohun Bagan AC

28th October, Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune



Starting Eleven-:

Air India: Jagroop, Gagandeep, Baldeep, Soccor, Souvik, Mickey, Vijith, Rahul, Pradeep, Premkumur, Elija

Mohun Bagan : Shilton, Nirmal, Eche, Aibor, Biswajit, Nabi, Maithani, Jewel, Snehashish, Stanley, Odafa (C)

1′: The game begins. Bagan and Air India are yet to pick up score their first points in I-league this season.

3′: Corner for Air India but nothing comes out of it.

7′: Dangerous play by the pilots but they fail to convert from the free kick.

10′: Manish passes to Stanley who sets up Odafa who finds the back of the net but his goal is ruled offside. Still Air India 0-0 Mohun Bagan. 

11′: Both sides have had good chances in the first ten minutes to score but still it’s goal less here in Pune.

12′: Odafa with yet another crack at the goal but his shot is deflected for a corner kick.

13′: Air India with a counter attack but their attempt gets foiled as Jewel Raja is fouled in the process.

17′: Manish takes a crack at the goal, but his shot blocked.

20′: Air India 0-0 Mohun Bagan.

24′: Eche fends off an AI move from the right flank; excellent defending by Mohun Bagan there.

25′: Both the sides look desperate to get on the points table.

26”: Nirmal provides the cross, but it’s too long for Odafa.

29′: Nabi chests one down for Maithani but his shot is quite weak and off target.

30′: Attacks from Bagan are coming thick and fast now but they need to improve their performance in the final third of the pitch.

30′: Odafa does down in the box; referee waves play on.

35′: Snehashish provides an aerial ball to Odafa but his header is off target.

38′: Free Kick to Air India.

38′: Gagandeep scores for Air India but now taht has also been ruled offside. So both the sides now have one goal ruled offside.

40′: Air India 0-0 Mohun Bagan.

41′: Stanley’s shot is tipped off for a corner by  Jagroop.

44′: Snehashish takes a corner, good delivery by Nirmal’s header is off-target.

45′: The fourth official signals one minute of extra time.

HT: It’s half time here at Pune. Exciting match so far. Mohun Bagan has dominated the proceedings but both the teams have got a goal ruled offside. Air India 0-0 Mohun Bagan.

Players walk out on the ground, the second half is about to begin.

46′: Second half begins.

48′: AI is gone on the offensive from the start as they earn their second corner in the space of one minute.

49′: Bagan wins a corner now but Jewel’s shot hits the defender.

50′: Odafa is brought down just outside the box and earns his side a free kick from a very dangerous position.

50′: A chance wasted by Nirmal there.

54′: The game has opened up in the second half. Eche has been exceptional for the Mariners as he foils another Air India attack.

57′: Stanley with a brilliant pass there for Nabi but his cross is a bit too high for Odafa.

63′: Nabi is brought down in the box. But again No Penalty says referee. The Bagan bench looks livid.

64′: Denson came on barely ten minutes ago and is already been booked.

67′: Air India attacks but nothing comes out of it. Less than quarter of an hour is left now for both these sides to get on the scoresheet.


68′: He was looking dangerous from the start of the match and now Odafa gives the lead to Mohun Baga.

68′: Air India 0-1 Mohun Bagan.  

71′: Shilton saves the day for Bagan.

73′: Odafa almost doubled the lead for Bagan but his shot is deflected by the keeper.

78′: Odafa’s  comes agonizingly close yet again as his shot hits the crossbar.

80′: Good linkup play between Stanley and Odafa but Bagan skipper falters at the last step.

81′: Air India 0-1 Mohun Bagan.   

82′: Long ball comes into the box of Bagan but the danger is averted as Shilton collects the ball safely.

84′: Free kick to Bagan. Odafa is on target with the shot but Jagroop makes a diving save.

88′:Substitution for Mohun Bagan; Masih comes on for Snehashish.

90′: Four minutes of injury time is added.

91′: And this time Odafa hits the post!! Surprisingly it’s still Air India 0-1 Mohun Bagan.

94′: Air India wins a corner in the last minute. Corner taken and the shot hits the crossbar. Dear lord, that was really close.

FT: Referee blows the whistle as the match ends Air India 0-1 Mohun Bagan. Odafa was the player of the match and on any other day he could have ended up with at least a dozen goals to his name.

Please don’t go away we will be back in half an hour with the last match of the evening between Salgaocar and Pailan Arrows.


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Salgaocar FC vs Pailan Arrows

28th October, Fatorda Stadium, Margao

Time: 17:30 IST

Salgaocar Starting Eleven: Karanjit Singh, Nicolau Colaco, Luciano Sobrosa, Rahul Kumar, Collin Abranches, Anthony Barbosa, Randeep Singh, Francis Fernandes, Rocus Lamare, Quinton Jacobs, Angel Guirado.

Pailan Arrows Starting Eleven: Soram Poirei Angamba (GK), Souvik Ghosh, Avinabo Bag, Ongnam Milan Singh, Alwyn George, Holicharan Narzary, Pritam Kotal, Rajinder Kumar, Deepak Devram, Prabir Das, D. Ganesh

1′: Kickoff.

5′: Salgaocar enjoying bulk of the possession here.

7′:  Francis Fernandes hits the post with his shot. First real chance of the match.

14′: Salgaocar earns yet another corner. Randeep takes it but Angel heads it wide.

17′: Francis misses a sitter. He should have buried the ball into the back of the net from that Colaco’s cross.

22′: Now Randeep Singh hits the woodwork. Salgaocar have been awfully unlucky so far. They could have easily been in the lead by now.

25′: Arrows have certainly been caught with their guard down here as Devram almost concedes an own goal there while trying to clear off a cross from Angel.

27′: Salgaocar 0-0 Arrows. 

33′: The pace of the match has slowed down a little in the last few minutes.

36′: Flamboyant shot from Jacobs goes wide.

39′: This time Jacobs is on target but is powerful shot is deflected for a corner by Angamba.

44′: Salgaocar easily fends off the long ball sent into the box by Holicharan.

HT: Salgaocar 0-0 Pailan Arrows.

46′: Second half commences.

47′: Avinabo Bag shoots wide for Arrows. They need to dig in deep if they want to trouble the Goans.

52′: Sobrosa foils the link up play between Kumar and Alwyn  George.

60′: It is still Salgaocar 0-0 Pailan Arrows.

70′: Jacobs’ attempt hits the post again, that’s the closest Salgaocar has come to scoring after the break.

72′: Alwyn shoots but his attempt goes wide.

73′: Substitution for Salgaocar. In comes Milagres Gonsalves, replacing Anthony Barbosa.

73′: Narayan Das gets a booking for pushing Salgaocar’s players in the box.

76′: Rooney!! Almost, almost!! His shot went agonizingly wide of the post.  He has been on the pitch for less than ten minutes.

78′: George again for Arrows and it’s Sobrosa again to the rescue of Salgaocar.

80′: Rooney is brought down by Ghosh. Salgaocar wins a free kick wihle Ghosh gets a booking. Since his arrival the Australian has added the much needed spark that was missing in the match.

85′: Arrows’ defenders are finding it difficult to catch hold of Rooney, he is all over their back line. Arrows will thank their stars if they can hold Salgaocar on for the remaining five minutes.

88′: Gonsalves has now missed twi chances, both of whom were set up by Rooney, the last one from six yards.

90′: The fourth official signals four minutes worth of extra time.

90+1′: Yet another booking for Arrows as Avinabo Bag picks up a yellow for diving.

90+4′: Ball hits the POST!! I can’t believe how many times I have written this today. Yes, it was Rooney again, this time with the header. Unlucky.

FT: The match ends Salgaocar 0-0 Pailan Arrows.

Good night everyone and thanks for tuning in.