AIFF I-LEAGUE 2018-19 ( OTHER TEAMS MATCH BELOW)
11.11.2018 (M2): GOKULAM KERALA 3-1 SHILLONG LAJONG (FT)
GKFC : Gani Ahmmed 43', Antonio German 56', Rajesh S 67'
SLFC : Phrangki Buam 79'.
MOM : Gani Ahmmed Nigam - GOKULAM

GOKULAM KERALA <b><font color=red> 3-1 </b></font> SHILLONG LAJONG



GKFC : Deepak K, Esteban Ortiz, Daniel Addo, Antonio German. Felipe Castro, Suhair V P,Rashid., Abhishek Das, Gani Ahmmed, Rajesh S,Kunniyil.

SLFC : Rakesh Pradhan, F. Lalrohlua, Sheen Stevenson, Samuel J, Mahesh Singh, Phrangki Buam, Novin Gurung, Lalawmpuia Hnamte, Aibanbha Dohling, Neithovilie Chalieu, Kenstar.

11.11.2018 (M1) : REAL KASHMIR 0-2 NEROCA FC (FT)
NER : Felix Odili Chidi (11', 75')
MOM : Felix Odili Chidi - NEROCA

REAL KASHMIR <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> NEROCA FC

REK : Bilal Khan, D. Ravanan, Md. Hammad, Lee Robertson, Aaron Katebe, Loveday , Farhan Ganie, Gnohere Krizo, Danish Farooq, Bazie Armand, Brian Mascarenhas.

NER : Mauro Boerchio, Varney K Kallon, Ashok Singh, Ronald Singh, ndomba Singh, Jerry Onesemas, Felix Chidi, M. Meitei, Sebastian Thangmuansang, Sushil Meitei, Glen Williams.

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10.11.2018 : AIZAWL FC 1-2 MINERVA PUNJAB FC (FT..)
MPFC :Lancine Toure 9', 59'
AFC : Dodoz 84'(Pen)
MOM : Lancing Toure - Minerva Punjab

AIZAWL FC<b><font color=red> 1-2</b></font> MINERVA PUNJAB FC (FT..)

AFC : Gurpreet, Govin, Bektur, Lalkhawpuimawia, Dodoz, Kareem, David, Alfred, Kromah, Mawia, Vanlalduatsanga.
MPFC : Bhaskar, Philip, Lancine, Bala, Akashdeep, Souvik, Joseph, Arashpreet, Opoku, Amandeep, Moinuddin

REFEREE : Raktim Saha.

AIZAWL FC<b><font color=red> 1-2</b></font> MINERVA PUNJAB FC (FT..)

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC registered their first win of the 12th Hero I-League campaign, overcoming Aizawl FC 2-1 on the artificial turf of the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Aizawl on Saturday. Two headers off two corners by centre-back Lancine Toure ensured that despite a late penalty conversion by Leonce Dodoz for the home side, the ‘Warriors’ from Punjab logged a full three points from a spirited encounter.

In the 12th minute, Moinuddin was found free inside the box by Opoku, who in spite of having time and space to control, chose to go for a first timer but the ball lobbed over the Aizawl bar. Moinuddin then got one into the net of a cleverly-taken corner, but was called for offside.

Aizawl too had their chances and In the 24th minute, Dodoz found Bektur inside the box with a wonderful pass and the Kyrgystani turned his defender and was ready to pull the trigger, but Arshdeep’s slide, left Bektur denied. Minerva took their one goal lead into the lemon break.

Aizawl again began the half stronger with Kromah striking a volley from just outside the box which went over. However, just like in the first half, Minerva came back into the game and Lancine Toure got his second headed strike in the 59th minute, again off a William Opoku corner which pierced Gurpreet in the Aizawl goal and the last defender on the line, going in on the bounce.

As the game seemed to be meandering towards a Minerva victory, the home team got a penalty to pull one back. A long ranger from distance found the outstretched hand of Akashdeep Singh inside the box and referee Raktim Saha had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Dodoz converted despite Bhaskar Roy guessing the right away.

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07.11.2018 :AIZAWL FC 0-0 NEROCA FC (FT..)
MOM : Malemnganba Meitei
AFC : Gurpreet Singh, Kareem Omolaja, Alfred Jaryan, Lalkhawpuimawia Lalkhawpuimawia, Talgat Uulu Bektur, Govin Singh, Albert Zohmingmawia, Mamit Vanlalduatsanga, Lalrin Fela, Ansumana Kromah, Hmingthan Mawia

NFC : Mauro Boerchio, Eduardo Ferreira, Ronald Singh, Kallon Kiatamba Jr, Jerry Pulamte, Malemnganba Meitei, Odili Felix Chidi, Moirangmayum Ashok Singh, Biaklian Paite, Aryn Williams, Sebastian Thangmuansang


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06.11.2018 :REAL KASHMIR 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT)
MOM : Danish Farooq ( REAL KASHMIR)

REAL KASHMIR<b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT)

RKFC : Bilal Khan, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Muhammad Hammad, Mason Lee Robertson, Aaron Katebe, Loveday Okechukwu, Farhan Ganie, Gnohere Krizo, Danish Farooq, Bazie Armand, Brian Mascarenhas.

CB :James Kithan, Wayne Vaz, Hussein Eldor, Nenad Novakovic, Nallappan Mohanraj, Richard Costa, Lamgoulen Gou, Khalid Aucho, Israil Gurung, Dawda Ceesay, Willis Plaza.

REAL KASHMIR<b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT)
AIFF PRESS RELEASE : 10-man Churchill Brothers held Real Kashmir FC to a creditable goalless draw, as history was made at Srinagar’s TRC ground, with the first-ever Hero I-League game taking place in the state of Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday. The two-time former champions from Goa had their goalkeeper James Kithan sent off just before half-time but held on gamely and in fact even had the last chance of the game. They remain unbeaten in their first three games, all of them away from home.

Scottish coach David Robertson’s home side will feel an opportunity was lost to register a second successive win in their debut campaign, having won the opener against defending champions Minerva Punjab away from home.Kashmir opted to solely depend on Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo for a breakthrough, but the visitors’ defence led by Libyan Hussein Eldor and Serbian Nenad Novakovic had a solid outing, thwarting all such designs of the home team.

Coach Robertson had an unchanged line-up from the eleven which beat Minerva in their opener while Churchill’s Romanian coach Gigiu opted to start with Lamgoulen Hangshing as his under-22 pick instead of Vinil Poojary who had started in the previous game.It was end-to-end football in brilliant sunshine, but chances were few and far between in the first half. Danish Farooq hit the bar for the hosts as early as the seventh minute. Then Churchill’s Israil Gurung broke away on the left flank in the 13th minute and his cross found Langshing with a free header inside the box but his effort went just over the bar.

Krizo was also making his presence felt with some aggressive runs down the middle and putting Eldor and Novakovic under considerable pressure. He rose for a header in the 37th minute but the weak effort lobbed over the Churchill bar. Willis Plaza broke free on the right side of the Kashmir box and his shot missed the far post, not by much.

The incident of the first half which changed the game completely happened just before the end. Nenad Novakovic under constant pressure from Krizo fumbled a back pass inside his own half on to the path of Aaron Katebe who went off on a run with just the goalkeeper in front of him.James Kithan, in the Churchill goal, sensed the danger and rushed out of his box to thwart Katebe. The Zambian tried to go around him, but a falling Kithan in the heat of the moment inadvertently stopped the ball with his hand and was promptly sent off.

Churchill ended the half honours even, but with 10 men on the pitch, Vigneshwaran ‘Vicky’ Bhaskaran now in goal, brought on in place of Langshing. In the second half, Churchill sat deep but the hosts embarked upon a strategy to try and find Krizo with long balls from the deep defence. Their second option was to penetrate down the middle.

Krizo did hit the bar once in the 65th minute after breaking into the box, this time from the left and unleashing a wonderful right-footed curler. The other opportunity was when Katebe and Danish Farooq played a 1-2 on the right and the latter’s shot from inside the box was saved by Vicky in the Churchill goal.Churchill had the last chance of the game when Dawda Cessay got onto a free-kick halfway between the goal and the right corner flag. His floater was good but could not find the head of a Churchill player.

Churchill now have three points from their three draws while Real Kashmir have picked up their fourth point after their second game.

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05.11.2018 : INDIAN ARROWS 1-0 SHILLONG LAJONG (FT.)
INDIAN ARROWS : Ashis Rai 11'
MOM : Ashis Rai - INDIAN ARROWS

ARROWS: P.Gill, Boris, Anwar, Narender, Suresh, Amarjit, Aniket, Rahul, Asish Rai, R.Ajmol, Lalengmawa.
SLFC :Nethovilie C, Rakesh, Lalrohulla, Samuela, S.Kynshi, Naorem Singh, Phrangki Buam, Novin, L.Hnamte, A.Dohlinh, Kenstar.
INDIAN ARROWS <b><font color=red>  1-0 </b></font> SHILLONG LAJONG
AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) development side Indian Arrows registered their first win of the 12th Hero I-League campaign riding on an 11th minute Asish Rai strike to overcome Shillong Lajong FC at Cuttack’s Barabati stadium.

The side from the Meghalaya hills were clearly out of depth in the heat and humidity of Odisha's second largest city against a well-travelled Arrows unit and capitulated to a second successive defeat from three games, despite impressive performances in their first two outings back home. The Arrows, on the other hand, did extremely well to come back after a 1-4 loss to Chennai in their opening game.
INDIAN ARROWS <b><font color=red>  1-0 </b></font> SHILLONG LAJONG
Arrows coach Floyd Pinto made a couple of changes to the eleven which started the first game against Chennai. Aimol began at right back in place of Jitendra Singh and Boris Singh replaced Sanjiv Stalin, who had a mediocre outing against Chennai, on the right side of midfield. Alison Kharsyntiew, the Shillong head, on the other hand, opted for an unchanged eleven to the one which started against Quess East Bengal, playing a regular 4-4-2 with Mahesh Naorem Singh and captain Samuel Lalmuanpuia upfront.

Shillong were quicker off the blocks though with Lalmuanpuia releasing Buam inside the box as early as the second minute but the midfielder failed to chest the ball down properly in front of him to make the desired impact. Then in the 11th minute, off an Arrows attacking foray, the loose ball meandered away from the Shillong goal with Novin Gurung at right back in pursuit. Novin’s touch just outside the box was intercepted by an onrushing Asish Rai who broke free and unleashed a crisp right-footed curler to give the Arrows the lead for the second game running.

The Arrows then decided to sit back and hold on to the lead and play on the counter, a strategy which they have been brought up on quite well. Samuel’s low piercing corner from the right flank in the 19th minute seemed straight out of the training grounds and was aimed at Kenstar Kharshong’s head. The centre-back leapt up and connected with a perfect angled header but just missed the target by a whisker.

The game did not pick up much pace even after the break and all movement was restricted mainly to the midfield. Rahul KP and Boris were the most enterprising of the Arrows boys while the combination of Samuel, Buam and an overlapping Rakesh Pradhan on the left wing was all the Shillong attacks were originating from.

There were a couple of bookings that referee Suman Kumar had to effect. Aniket Jadhav was booked in the 60th minute and was promptly replaced by Rohit Danu. For Shillong, Lalrohlua went into the books for a rash tackle on Boris. As the game neared the final whistle, Shillong stepped up the pressure and a couple of chances went abegging. In the 88th minute, off a Rakesh Pradhan cross from the left, centre back Aiban rose to connect with a strong header but Aimol affected a goal-line clearance to keep the Arrows lead intact.

Then the captain Samuel earned a free kick in the last minute of injury time in the danger zone but his effort struck the Arrows wall.Having opened their account, Indian Arrows now rise to the fifth spot with three points whereas Lajong will continue to hold the fourth spot with three points having played one match more.

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04.11.2018 : GOKULAM FC 2-3 CHENNAI CITY FC (FT.)
CCFC : Pravitto Raju 23', Pedro Manzi 32', Amenuddin 69'
GKFC : Antonio German (Pen 4'), Suhair VP 70'.
MOM : Ajithkumar Kamaraj - CHENNAI CITY
RED CARD : Mudde Musa of Gokulam Kerala FC 90+7'
GOKULAM FC <b><font color=red> 2-3 </b></font> CHENNAI CITY FC (FT.)

GKFC : Shibinraj, Fabricio, Daniel Oddo, Anthonio German, Manotosh, Felipe De, VP Suhair, Mudde Musa, Abhishek Das, Arjun Jayraj, N.Singh
CCFC : Kabir T, Roberto E, Sandro R, Edwyin Vanspaul, Alexander, Charles Svvy, Gaurav, Nestor Jesus, Pravitto Raju, A. Kamraj, Pedro Manzi

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01.11.2018 : CHENNAI CITY 2-2 CHURCHILL BROS (FT.)
CCFC : Nestor Jesus 9', Sandro Rodriguez 62'
CBFC : Israil Gurung 52', 58'
MOM : Nenad Novakovic - CB
MINERVA PUNJAB  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> REAL KASHMIR (FT.)
MINERVA PUNJAB  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> REAL KASHMIR (FT.)
CBFC : James Kaitan, Wayne, Hussain, Plaza, Ceesay, Israil, Khalid Aucho, Novakovic, Costa, vinil Poojary, N. Mohonraj.
CCFC : Kabir T, Roberto E, Sadro R, Edwin Vanspaul, Alexander, Charles, Gaurav Bora, Nestor Jesus, Ajit Kumar, Pedro, Regin M.

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31.10.18 : MINERVA PUNJAB 0-1 REAL KASHMIR (FT.)
RKFC : Krizo 74'.
MPFC : Bhaskar, Akashdeep, Araspreet, Toure, Souvik, Njoku, Amandeep, Chothe, Alex, Sangwan, William.
RKFC : Belal Khan, D. Ravanan, Md, Hammad, Aaron, Loveday, Robertson, Farhan, Krizo, Brian Maskarenhas, Danish Bhat.
MOM : BELAL KHAN - REAL KASHMIR

MINERVA PUNJAB  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> REAL KASHMIR (FT.)
AIFF PRESS RELEASE:In the biggest upset of the 12th Hero I-League season so far, debutants Real Kashmir FC registered a solitary-goal victory against their hosts Minerva Punjab FC at the Tau Devi Lal stadium in Panchkula today (October 31, 2018).

Ivorian beanpole of a striker Gnohere Krizo, got the game’s only goal in the second half to stun the champions, who otherwise played the better football on the day. Real Kashmir bagged full three points while Minerva now have one point from two games after drawing their opener against Churchill Brothers FC Goa.

The game which heralded the beginning of Game Week Two of the 12th Hero I-League, did not reach dizzying heights as Real Kashmir understandably began with a defensive approach and the defending champions, despite creating some gilt-edged chances, failed to score, an area which they will have to urgently look into, if they have to reach even near the levels of last year.

Minerva began the game with Irish coach Paul Munster effecting a couple of changes from the opener against Churchill Brothers. Youngster Makan Winkle Chothe got a start in place of Nongdamba Naorem and so did Ivorian striker Alexandre.

MINERVA PUNJAB  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> REAL KASHMIR (FT.)

Scotsman David Robertson, the Real Kashmir gaffer opted to go in with a five-man backline consisting of captain Loveday Enniyana and the experienced Dharamraj Ravanan, who played for Chennai City last year.

He also had his son Mason Robertson, Goan Brian Mascarenhas and local boy Muhammad Hammad to bolster his defence at the start of the game. Other Local Kashmiris who made the starting line-up were midfielders Farhan Ganie and Danish Farooq. The 6 ft 7 inches Ivorian Gnohere Krizo was the lone striker upfront with Bilal manning the Kashmir woodwork.

Minerva’s Ghanaian forward William Opoku had the first good chance of the game just before the quarter of an hour mark, when an excellent ball from Amandeep, from inside the Minerva half, found Opoku in the clear in the Kashmir box with a defender on his shoulder. Opoku trapped and fired only for Hero of the Match Bilal to bring about the first of his many good saves on the day to deny Minerva the lead.

Opoku combined well with youngster Makan Chothe on a couple of occasions but the youngster was once caught offside and on the other occasion took too much time with the ball. They finished the half with a couple of corners, from one of which defender Lancine Toure connected with a good header from close but Bilal was up to it again.

Minverva’s sense of urgency was evident at the beginning of the second half as in the first three minutes they had two excellent chances to score. In the first, Ivorian Alexandre’s powerful shot from inside the box was tipped over by Bilal and hit the bar and then Opoku’s powerful drive from outside the box brought about another save by Bilal.

Munster rang in the changes quick and fast, bringing in youngsters Nongdamba Naorem, Dilliram Sanyasi and Hitova Ayemi to inject more pace and flair into the game, but the Kashmir defence held solid.

Then, in a subtle change of tactics, David Robertson brought in midfielder Vicky Meitei in place Hammad, bolstering his midfield for a defender. The move paid dividends as in the 74th minute, quite against the run of play, off a free kick inside the Minerva half, Krozi got hold of the ball inside the Minerva box and turned and unleashed a powerful drive which beat Minerva goalie Bhaskar Roy at the near post to go in.

The team from Jammu and Kashmir held on until the final whistle despite some enterprising forays from the champion to continue their fairytale which began with their winning the second division I-League last year to get promoted as the first ever team from the state to ever play in top-flight Indian football.

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31.10.18 : NEROCA FC 1-1 GOKULAM FC (FT.)
GKFC : Bodo Baoringdao 45'.
NFC : Eduardo Fereira 59'.
MOM : Ronald - NEROCA FC
NFC : Mauro, Eduardo, V,K.Kallon, Ashok, Ronald, Tondomba, Felix Chidi, Subhas singh, Malemnganba, Y.Metei, Glen Williams.
GKFC : Shibinraj, Monotosh, Fabroco, Addo, Abhishek, Germanpreet, Castro, Musa, Rashid, Pritam, Rajesh.

NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> GOKULAM FC (FT.)

GOKULAM PRESS RELEASE : Gokulam Kerala FC and NEROCA FC played out an entertaining draw, 1-1, at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal on Wednesday. Substitute Bodo put Gokulam Kerala FC upfront at the stroke of first half whistle but NEROCA found equaliser through Eduardo Ferreira’s 59 th minute goal.

Though Gokulam had created several chances, a superb performance by NEROCA’s Italian goalie Mauro Boerchio ensured the match end in a draw. Gokulam Kerala FC started the match with a spirited display, creating several chances down the flanks but later on NEROCA upped the ante and gained most of the possession in the first half. Antonio German had a few clear-cut chances on goal but he was not able to score from it.

Former NEROCA player Pritam Singh was outstanding on the right flank as he created several chances with his pace and dribbling. His efforts finally materialised as Bodo, who was subbed in for Muhammed Rashid in the 35 th minute, scored from his assist in the 45 th minute to put Gokulam Kerala FC upfront with a sublime finish.

NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> GOKULAM FC (FT.)
Gokulam defenders Addo and Fabricio saved the team several times at the start of the second half as NEROCA FC players attacked in numbers. A defensive lapse during a set-piece near Gokulam box resulted in the equaliser by unmarked Eduardo Ferreira as he collected a deflected shot to finish rather easily.

The goal again shifted the momentum of the match as Gokulam started to show more intent. The best chance for Gokulam came in the 63 rd minute as Antonio German had a one-on-one situation with NEROCA goalie but the striker was not able to finish it. He took too much time to shoot and he was closed down successfully by the goalie.

Bino subbed in VP Suhair for German later on and this increased Gokulam’s tempo. He had a beautiful chance to score with a sumptuous turn but his thundering shot was saved by NEROCA goalie. Bodo also had another shot on goal but NEROCA custodian played spoilsport again.

Suhair continued to pester NEROCA defence and he won a free-kick just near NEROCA box in the dying minutes of the match. Castro’s ensuing free-kick flew past the woodwork narrowly and the match ended in a stalemate.

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28.10.2018 : SHILLONG LAJONG 2-1 AIZAWL FC (90+4' )
SLFC : Naorem Mahesh Singh 20', 51'
AFC : Kroma ( Pen-70')
MOM :Naorem Mahesh Singh -SHILLONG LAJONG

SHILLONG LAJONG <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> AIZAWL FC

SLFC : N. Chalieu, K. Kharshong, A. Dohling, R. Pradhan, N. Gurung, S. Kynshi, L. Hnamte, F. Lalrohlua, P. Buam, N. Singh, S. Lalmuanpuia.
AFC : G. Singh, L. Tochhawng, K. Nurain, H. Mawia, L. L, A. Jaryan, A. Kromah, P. Ramfangzauva, Leonce Dodoz, Vanlalduatsanga, F. Lalremsang.
REFEREE : Tanmoy Dhar

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28.10.2018 : MINERVA PUNJAB 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS (90'+3'.FT) MOM : Naorem Mahesh Singh -SHILLONG LAJONG.
MOM : Philip Njoku - MINERVA PUNJAB.
MPFC : Bhaskar Roy, Philip, Lancing Toure, Manandeep, Akashdeep, Souvik, Akash Sangwan, Arashpreet, William Asedu, Nongdamba, Amandeep.
CBFC : James Kaitan, Wayne Vaz, Hussain, Plaza, Dawda Ceesay, Khalid Aucho, Nedand Novakovic, Lamgoulen Gou, Richard Costa, Marshall, Mohonraj.

MINERVA PUNJAB <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> CHURCHILL BROTHERS

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26.10.18 : CHENNAI CITY FC 4-1 INDIAN ARROWS : (FT)
ARR : Amarjit 3'
CCF : Pedro Manzi 31', 49', 64', Alexander Romario 76'
MOM : Pedro Manzi- CHENNAI CITY

CHENNAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 4-1 </b></font> INDIAN ARROWS

CCFC : Kabir T, Tarif Ahmed, Roberto E, Sandro R, Vanspaul, Jesuraj, Bora, Jesus G, Kaamaraj, Pedro, Regin. M.
ARRW : Gill, Jitendra, Anwar, Narender, Amarjit, Rahim, Jeakson, Rahul KP, Ashish Rai, Stalin, Gurkirat CHENNAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 4-1 </b></font> INDIAN ARROWS
The opening 12th Hero I-League encounter between Chennai City FC and the Indian Arrows at Coimbatore’s Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, turned out to be a happy outing for the boisterous home fans. Riding on Uruguay born Pedro Manzi’s hattrick, Chennai City FC outplayed a young Indian Arrows side 4-1, logging full three points to begin their campaign in style. Romario Jesuraj, who had an outstanding game, scored the fourth. Indian Arrows captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam, however, opened the scorecard with a second-minute strike to give the young side an early lead.

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