I-LEAGUE 2016-17: MATCH DETAILS (ROUND : 6)
PLAZA'S BRACE: EAST BENGAL ARE AT THE POLE POSITION
01.02.2017: EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC (90m)
KEB: PLAZA 9',16'
MOM : PLAZA- EAST BENGAL
KEB : Rehenesh, Narayan, Gurwinder, Bukenya, Rahul, Mehtab, Lalrindika, Plaza, Wedson, Robin, Nikhil.
MFC : Kunal, Pratik, Chinta, Shallum, Shilton, Reagan, Pratesh,Thoi, Farukh, Allan, Densill.
90+4': FULL TIME SCORE : EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
90+3': YELLOW CARD to Mehtab for rough play. Mehtab misses the next match against Chennai City FC
90': 4 minutes added time
88': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Haokip in, Robin out
87': YELLOW CARD to Shilton , he blocked Gurwinder dangerously
85': Thoi's long ranger from out side the 18 yards sailed over the bar
84': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Robert in, Nikhil out
82'; YELLOW CARD to Stefen for hitting Mehtab unnecessarily
80': East Bengal leading by a brace scored by Plaza as MFC are playing open game in the second session
78'; Stefen's corner kick from the right cleared by Rahul
76': YELLOW CARD to Pratik for rough tackle to Robin
75': EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
74': A good move by Romeo and Rahul from the right but Plaza was a bit slow to react as MFC defense cleared
73'; Mehtab's free kick from the left went over the goal line as Plaza was blocked by MFC defense
71': REPLACEMENT FOR MFC : Stefen in Victirino out
70'; A weak shot by Plaza following a pass from Romeo as Kunal collects
68': Romeo's forward pass cleared by MFC defense out of the danger zone
63': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL : Wedson out, Romeo in
62': Thoi's powerful shot from the qage of the 18 yards went out
60': EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
58': MFC are in continuous attack to wipe of the deficit
57'; Robin header straight to Kunal following a cross pass from Kunal from the left
55'; An aimless pass from Wedson straight to Kunal before Robin could reach
53': REPLACEMENT FOR MFC: Victorino in , Farook out
51': A chance by MFC ..... Thoi's powerful shot from a close range cleared by Rahul
49': A cross pass from Nikhil from the right but collected by Kunal safely
48'; A combined attack by MFC< cleared by Bukenka at the end
46': REPLACEMENT FOR MFC: Sahaney in, Dias out
46': Second session starts, Mumbai FC kicks off
45+2': HALF TIME SCORE : EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
45': 2 minutes added time
45'; Dika corner hit the bar and finally cleared by MFC defense
44'; Nikhil's cross pass cleared by Chinta for a corner.
42': A brilliant lob from Dika cleared by Kunal as Rahul and Wedson was rushing inside
41': Dika's corner kick from the left punched away by Kunal, as host of East Bengal footballers are waiting inside the 18 yards.
40': EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
37': A long lob from Narayan cleared by Chinta denying Plaza deep inside the MFC half
35': A curling free kick from Dias collected on the second attempt by Rahanesh
33': Robin's header straight to Kunal following a long throw from Rahul from the right
31': A good move by Farook through the left beating Gurwinder by his brilliance but finally shoots wide
30': EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
28': A good clearance by Bukenya following a corner of Daziel from the right
27': MFC are trying to settle down after conceding two early goals
25': A cross pass from the left by Narayan but Nikhil failed to control, chance wasted
24': A good move by Wedson from the left channel but cleared by Chinta at the end
22': A powerful shot by Farook saved by Rahanesh, Farook beat Gurwinder before he shoots
21': A long throw by Narayan but cleared by MFC defense
20': EAST BENGAL 2-0 MUMBAI FC
16':Plaza scored his second goal after receiving an accurate pass from Dika . Plaza receives the ball, got past Chinta and blasted in the net
16': GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL. 2-0 to EAST BENGAL.
15': Plaza unable to trap the ball inside the 18 yards following a pass from Dika from the left
13': A long lob from the midfield by Gurwinder cleared by MFC defense denying Plaza
10': EAST BENGAL 1-0 MUMBAI FC
9': Plaza converts after recieving a pass from Rahul from the right. Plaza beat two MFC defenders and placed at the far corner beating Kunal completely .
9': GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL. 1-0 to EAST BENGAL.
7': A good forward pass by Plaza aiming towards Rahul but cleared safely by MFC defense
5': A forward pass from Wedson but Robin unable to anticipate, ball rolled over the goal line
3': A prompt shot from Farook collected by Rahanesh, Farook beat Gurwinder by sheer pace but unable to beat Rahanesh
1': A long throw by Dias cleared by Gurwinder out of the danger zone
0': Match started,East Bengal kicks off
0': REFEREE:A ROWAN
0': RECORDS OF 16 PREVIOUS MATHES In NFL/I-LEAGUE : East Bengal won 4 matches,while MUMBAI FC won 6 matches ,the remaining 6 matches ended in a draw.
PREVIEW : EAST BENGAL TO FACE MUMBAI FC AT HOME
..The I League leaders East Bengal will meet against Mumbai FC in an important encounter at the Vidyasagar Kriangan, Barasat on Wednesday evening. After a commendable performance against Minerva FC, in the last match at Ludhiana the Red and Gold are set to earn full points against the most unpredictable team in Indian football.
PLAYED : 5
WON : 4
DRAWN : 1
LOST : 0
GOAL SCORED :12
GOAL CONCEDED : 3
POINTS : 13
East Bengal are leading the I League table with a better goal average than their arch rival Mohun Bagan as these two Kolkata gaints are on thirteen points after the end of the fifth round. Mumbai FC, on the contray are placed at the sixth position in the league table are alaways proved to be as one of the strong hurdle of Red and Gold.
HEAD TO HEAD
TOTAL MATCHES - 16
EAST BENGAL WON - 4
MUMBAI FC - 6
DRAWN - 6
EAST BENGAL GOALS - 22 GOALS
MUMBAI FC GOALS - 20 GOALS
The central defender of East Bengal Arnab Mondal are likely to be included in the squad after recovering an injury in his knee. While talking to the media in the pre match press confrrence at the media room of East Bengal, chief coach Trevor James Morgan said, " Arnab trained this morning and I would like to include him in the squad tomorrow." Morgan is quite confident optimistic regarding his teams performance and utilise the home game advantage. The British coach are of the opinion that his team is capable of performing much better in the upcoming matches.
PLAYED : 5
WON : 2
DRAWN : 0
GOAL SCORED : 4
GOAL CONCEDED : 8
POINTS : 6
The Mumbai outfit, Mumbai FC are being managed by one the talented coach of Indian football, Santosh
Kashyap. Though they are yet to showcase a commandable performance in the current edition of the
competetion. While interacting in the pre match press conference the chief coach of Mumbai FC,
Santosh Kashyap said," We need to win and ready to give our best tomorrow. We did not have any
injuries in the squad." The match will start at 7 PM .
01.02.2017 : MINERVA PUNJAB FC (0-0) CHURCHILL BROTHERS - FT
MOM : Rowilson Rodrigues - CHURCHILL BROTHERS
MPFC : Arnab, Anirudh, Kareem, Arashpreet, Souvik, David, Victor, Ivan, Germanpreet, Loveday, Jewel.
CRB : Priyant, Rowilson, Keenan, Fulganco, Adil, Surchandra, Bektur, C. Lyngdoh, Surabuddin, Wolfe, Richard.
Stringent Minerva Punjab FC bounced back strong from their previous defeat to put up a valiant display against goan Giants Churchill Brothers in a closely dominated match played at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. The warriors came into the game with a couple of changes from its previous outing as newly acquired North East sensation David Ngaihte and Nigerian defender Loveday Enynniya made their way into the line-up, on the other hand Churchill Brother's Kyragstani recruit Bektur Talgat Uulu made his debut in India.
The Warriors pressed the visitors from the word go making continues attacks as Nigerian Victor Amobi and Anirudh Thapa flodded the opponents half with vital moves but lacked the final touch. Former Dempo SC midfielder Germanpreet Singh brought the spectators on the edge of their seats in the 10th minute when his beautiful cross was offmark as teammate Ivan Filatov was caught offside on the occasion. Defensive Midfielder Kareem's crucial chips on the flanks prompted some danger in the visitors box but was cleared confortably by the experienced visitors. The young warriors did well to hold on Churchill's marksman & Trinidad n Tobago International Anthony Wolfe as he was caught off guard on many occasions by the warriors back-four. The score board remained unchanged at the half time mark !
The second half started with no substutions in both the team as Churchill took the first dig at the goal, thanks to Anthony Wolfe's long range efforts that landed straight into the safe hands of Minerva's custodian Arnab Das. Colm Toal's half-time speech showed clear improvement as the warriors now adjusted themselves into multiple formations as-and-when required with Victor Amobi anchoring a couple of moves from the flanks but the final touch remained the difference. Loveday Enyanniya too made good use of his Physical strength as he came off on a couple of occasions to nod the winner from a various set-piece's
The Red Machines however managed to hold the firece Minervans at home lucky enough to escape with a single point. Whereas, The Warriors from Punjab next host Mumbai FC on 4th February (Saturday) at 4.30pm in the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana.
01.02.2017 : AIZAWL FC 1-0 DSK SHIBAJIANS - FT..
AFC : Brandon Vanlalremdika 90'
MOM : Alfred JARYAN- AIZAWL
AFC : Albino, Kingsley, Z.Ralte, Al Amna (William), Jayesh, L.Ralte, R.Kima, Alfred, Kamo, Asutosh, Lalrutthara.
DSK : Soram, Nirmal, Sasa, Gourmangi, Quero(Holicharan), Chhangte, M.Thanga, Kim song, Milan, Jerry, S.Kima
AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Aizawl FC came back to their winning ways in the Hero I-League as they garnered a 1-0 win over DSK Shivajians, thanks to the late goal by Brandon who came in from the bench at the stroke of the hour mark. Eventually, Aizawl FC skipper Alfred Jaryan was bestowed with the Hero of the Match award.
Prior to the match, both sides had played 5 matches each, with Aizawl was at the third spot with 10 points and DSK Shivajians FC were seventh in the table, with one win to their credit.
Though both the sides wanted to walk away with points, that did not really translate across in the match. In the fifth minute, DSK Shivajians were awarded a free-kick from 40 yards, but that did not turn out to be a success.
A couple of minutes later, Ashutosh Mehta made an excellent through ball which R. Laldanmawia dribbled past an away defender but he failed to find the back of the net, with his shot going haywire. Ashutosh’s striking cross also got blocked by the away defence a minute later.
Aizawl FC defender Lalruatthara’s spectacular shot from the right flank also missed the target, and Aizawl FC had to lose Al-Amna when he got injured on 15 minutes. DSK Shivajians also continued with their attempts in the attacking third, but their corner kick taken by striker Lallianzuala flew over the bar.
In spite of the moves made by both sides to change the scoreline in their favour, the first half did not display any dangerous goal attempts. The first half ended without a goal. The second half did not offer much goal mouth action either and was concentrated in the midfield for the majority of the time. In the 79th minute, Seita Singh’s dramatic effort to score was brilliantly blocked by goalkeeper Poirei for DSK Shivajians.
The home side increasingly became more fluent in their attacking third as the match neared its end, In the 83rd minute, Brandon Vanlalremdika received H. Lalmuankima’s cross from the left flank but failed to convert the ball.Finally, the super-sub Brandon converted the half-chance to register their fourth win of the season under Khalid Jamil.With three more points from the day’s match, Aizawl FC now have 13 points, on par with the Kolkata giants playing one match more.
31.01.2017 : SHILLONG LAJONG 2-0 CHENNAI CITY (FT.)
SLFC : Dipanda Dicka 20', 65'
MOM : Dipanda Dicka - SLFC
SLFC : Vishal, Nimdorjee, Rupert, Samuel, Chinglensana, Samuel, Dipanda, Issac, Redeem, Pritam, Yuta
CCFC : Abhra, Eche, Prasanth, Charles, Sydney, Marcos, Amiri, Darren, Raju, Clemente, Liandala
Shillong Lajong FC beat Chennai City FC 2-0
SLFC PRESS ELEASE : Shillong Lajong FC’s Cameroonian striker Aser Dipanda Dicka looked unstoppable, scoring both of his club’s goals on their way to a 2-0 victory over Chennai City FC in the sixth round of the Hero I-League here today. Dicka’s fourth and fifth goals of the season demonstrate that he has truly made the JN Stadium, Shillong, his home and he moves to the joint top position in the race for 2016-17’s Golden Boot.
Today’s result was the Reds’ third I-League victory in a row, a feat that they last achieved in the second half of the 2011-12 season. The win was notable in other ways as well - it was the first time this season that Lajong have kept a clean sheet and coach Thangboi Singto has gone in with the same starting XI now in each of the three home games, unwilling or perhaps having no need to change a winning combination.
Although he did not get his name on the scoresheet, midfielder Isaac Vanmalsawma earned plaudits for providing a perfect cross for Dicka to get his opening goal in the 20th minute via a header. Isaac was the provider for Dicka in the last game against Mumbai FC as well, though on that occasion it was from a free-kick. The Reds had a look-in before 10 minutes when Chennai City's Haroon Amiri handled the ball, for which he received a yellow card. Samuel Lalmuanpuia stepped up for the kick, but his attempt went over the crossbar.
The home team absolutely dominated the first half, with Chennai’s Brazilian forwards Marcos Thank and Charles de Souza not working well at the front. Thank often had to dip into the midfield as Lajong kept up the pressure on the opposition’s citadel.
The first half ended with the hosts 1-0 up, but in the last two fixtures, Lajong have been a little complacent at the start of the second half and have paid for it be conceding in the first 10 minutes or so following the restart. This time, however, even though Chennai made a couple of attacking advances into the Lajong half, the Red defenders held them off and kept that narrow lead going.
Hero of the Match Dicka then put some more distance between his team and that of the visitors when a long free-kick into the Chennai box was not cleared away and the Cameroonian grabbed his chance and smashed the ball clean into the net for the two-goal lead. Rupert Nongrum and Redeem Tlang were also notable in their attacks forward, while Chinglensana Singh held his ground in defence and Yuta Kinowaki dominated the midfield for the Reds.
Chinglensana, the rest of the defensive line and goalie Vishal Kaith will be relieved and tremendously happy after keeping a clean sheet and they had to work hard to do this in the second half with tremendous pressure put on them by Chennai’s forwards and midfielders. However, even though Chennai were on the attack, Singto did not become too defensive, bringing on Fabio Pena as a late substitute and both sides went all at it until the final whistle blew.
Lajong remain in fifth position, but now have nine points, while City are ninth on four. The Reds’ next test will be on Sunday, February 5th, when they host Churchill Brothers at 4:30PM and the North East club will look to make history by carrying on their momentum and earning another victory.