21/09/21 (GR-C): DELHI FC 1-0 KERALA BLASTERS (KALYANI-2ND HALF)
DFC : Willis Plaza
MOM : Anwar Ali.(DELHI FC)
KBFC : Prabhusukan Singh, Enes Sipovic, Ayush Adhikary, Harmonjot Khabra, Lalthatharanga, Rahul Praveen, Givson Singh, Jassel Allan, Jeakson Singh, Seityasen Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni.
DFC : Karandeep Singh, Anwar Ali, Lovepreet Singh, Radhakanta Singh, Serjio Junior, Himanshu Jangra, Suraj, Rinteithan Shaiza, Samuel Shadap, Md Shahjahan, Fahad Temuri.
Delhi FC held on, while Bengaluru FC made the ultimate comeback to make the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup. The Indian Navy footballers had a chance, Kerala Blasters FC had a glimmer of hope until the final minute, but it wasn’t to be their day. Throughout the 90 minutes, all four teams had a mathematical chance to qualify.
Delhi were up against ISL side Kerala Blasters at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium. With the game deadlocked at half-time and Bengaluru down 0-2 to the Indian Navy at this point, the onus was on both teams to draw advantage by getting the first goal early on in the second half.
It was Willis Deon Plaza who gave Delhi the lead in the 53rd minute, and that meant the team from the Capital playing in the second division currently, only needed to hang on to their lead to qualify. Plaza is now the top scorer of the tournament with four goals to his name.
The Blues looked totally off colour for the first 45 minutes. They missed quite a number of chances to convert and the Indian Navy dominated the game for almost the entire half.
In the 19th minute, Jijo took a gorgeous shot from outside the box to take the Sailormen one goal up. A few minutes later, Bengaluru had a golden opportunity to equalize when a Harmanpreet cross was well received by Siva Sakthi who took a cross footed shot at the goal but it went over the bar.
In the 30th minute, Sreyas, who has had a very good tournament, scored the second for Navy.
21/09/21 (GR-c):BENGALURU FC 5-3 INDIAN NAVY (YBK- FT)
NAV : Jijo, Sreyas, Vijay J.
BFC : Leo Augustine, Harmanpreet Singh-2., Ajay Chhetri, Thoi Singh.
MOM : Harmanpreet Singh ( BFC)
BFC : Ajay Chetri, Harpanpreet Singh, Muirang, Ajith Kumar, Parag satish, Lara, Naorem Singh, Biswa Darjee, N Siva, Bidyasagar Singh, Damaitphang Lyngdoh.
NAV :Abhishek Joshy, Sarbith Singh, PM Britto, Md Inayath, Vivekananda Sagaryaraj, AU Harikrishna, VG Sreyas, F Jijo, Nihal Sudeesh, Bhaskar Roy, Pradesh C.
Bengaluru looked a different side in the second half. Just a few minutes after half time, a fumble in the Navy goal meant Bengaluru’s Leon Augustine had an easy chance to score his team’s first but failed to convert.
However, things changed quickly as Bengaluru raised the tempo. A smart turn by Lyngdoh opened up the Navy defence and Leon halved the deficit in the 53rd minute. Bengaluru sailed on their newfound momentum and were drawn back on level terms by Harmanpreet Singh in the 61st minute.
In the 75th minute, Bengaluru were awarded a penalty which Ajay Chhetri converted with no mistake and at this point, the game seemed to be slipping away from the Navy.
Harmanpreet got his second of the game in the 81st minute to make it 4-2, essentially ending all hopes of a famous comeback. Thoi Singh added a fifth to make it 5-2 in stoppage time but there was still room for one last goal, with Vijay scoring a consolation goal to end the game 5-3.
All that drama means that it’s Bengaluru who top Group C, while Delhi FC go through to the quarter-finals as runners-up from the group.
Quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup will get underway on Thursday, 23rd September with a big game pitting defending champions Gokulam Kerala FC against local favourites Mohammedan Sporting at the VYBK.
CHAMPIONS GOKULAM KERALA AND ARMY RED THROUGH TO DURAND QUARTER- FINALS
19/09/21 (GR-D):HYDERABAD FC 1-2 ARMY RED (YBK- FT)
ARR : Liton Shil 32',70'
HFC : Koustav Dutta 34'
MOM : Liton Sil (ARMY RED)
HFC : Lalbiaklua Jangte, Amritpal Singh, Pritam Kumar, Koustav Dutta, Rohlupuia, Paogoumang Singson, Arun Kumar Singh, Md Rafi, C Lalchungnunga, Abdul Rabeeh, Mark Zothanpuia
ARR : Bhabindra Malla, Nongmeikapam Suresh, Sunil B, Zothanpuia, Mukesh Kumar, Christopher Kamei, Bikash Thapa, Jain P, Shafeel PP, Sushil Shah, Liton Shil
One did it in style, while the other upset incredible odds but both got the job done, as defending Champions Gokulam Kerala FC and the Army Red Football Team made it out of Group D, reaching the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup. In the event, the Army Red team became the second Services team after Army Green to make it through to the tournament’s knockout stages.
The simultaneous final group fixtures, were extremely contrasting in nature. While the game between the Reds and ISL side Hyderabad FC at the Vivekananda YubabharatiKrirangan (VYBK) was tight and cagey in nature, it rained goals at the KalyaniStadium where Assam Rifles and Gokulam Kerala squared off.
The Malabarians showed no mercy and raced to an emphatic 4-1 lead byhalf-time. Nigerian striker Chisom Elvis Chikatara gave Gokulam the lead in the very first minute. Goan forward BenestonPiectonBarrettonotched a brace in the first-half while Rahim Osumanu also added to the tally.
In the second half, Chikatara added a double to his name to complete his hat-trick, the first of the 130th Durand Cup. Substitute Sourav also joined the action and nicked a goal for himself in the 61st minute. Assam Rifles did score twice (Soibam Roger Singh 36’, SamujalRabha 63’) but it was nothing more than consolation.
19/09/21 (GR-D): GOKULAM KERALA FC 7-2 ASSAM RIFLES (KALYANI- FT)
GKFC : Elvis Chikatara 1', 52', 72', Beneston Piecton Barreto 2', 45'+2', Rahim Osumanu 34', Sourav 60'
ASR : Roger Singh 36', Samujal Rabha 63'
MOM : Elvis Chikatara (GOKULAM KERALA FC)
GKFC : Rakshit Dagar, Alex Saji, Rishad, Elvis Chikatara, Bouba Aminou, Mohammad Uvais, Rahim Osumanu, Sharif Mohammad, Piecton Barreto, Deepak Singh, Zodingliana
ASR : Arjun Singh, Gagan Kalyan, Pacmensai Nongrud, Khlainbor Khongsit, Samujaal Rabha, Khaikhogin Kipgen, Roger Singh, Devender Singh, Mangminlen Haokip, Kevikielie Peinyu
Army Red continued their brilliant run and defeated Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC 2-1 to become the second regimental side to qualify for the knockouts. LitonShilof Army Red scored a brace and was the star of the match. Koustav Dutta scored the only goal for Hyderabad FC.
The first half was very eventful with both teams playing equally well. LitonShil broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute but Hyderabad’s Koustav Dutta did well to score the equalizer, just two minutes later. There were quite a few chances created but after that but it remained 1-1 at half time.
Army Red played a very attacking game in the second half and LitonShil did well to score the winning goal for the Reds, taking his team through to the quarter finals. Elvis Chikatara of Gokulam and LitonShil of Army Red were adjudged to be the Man of the Match from their respective games.
18/09/21 (GR-C): DELHI FC 2-2 BENGALURU FC (MB- FT)
BFC : Shiv Shakti 27', Bidhyasagar Singh 74'
DFC : Willis Plaza 57', 61'
MOM : Willis Plaza
BFC : Lara Sharma, Ajay Chhetri, Harmanpreet Singh, Wungmgayam Muirang, Paras Shrivas, Roshan Singh, Biswa Darjee, Shivshakti,Leon Augustine(Bidhyasagar Singh 62'), Damaitphang Lyngdoh
DFC : Lovepreet Singh, Anwar Ali, Willis Plaza, Sergio Berboza, Himanshu Jangra, Suraj, Rinreithan Shaiza, Nikhil Mali(Victor Philip 46'), Karandeep Singh,Md Shahjahan, Samuel Shadap
A high octane encounter between Delhi FC and Bengaluru FC ended in a 2-2 draw in an action packed Group C encounter of the 130th Durand Cup on September 18, 2021 at the Mohun Bagan ground. Willis Deon Plaza scored a brace for Delhi FC while Siva Sakthi. N and Bidyashagar Singh scored the two for Bengaluru FC. Group C is wide open now with all four teams having a chance to advance to the next stage.
The first half was a relatively quieter affair with both teams creating opportunities but failing to convert on most occasions. The slippery conditions at Mohun Bagan did not help either. However, in the 27th minute, Siva Shakti took a brilliant shot at goal to put the Blues ahead.
Delhi FC played a catching game post that. There were some great moments created by Willis Deon Plaza and Himanshu Jangra in the first half but Bengaluru keeper Lara did well.
The second half was an absolute turnaround with both teams looking all charged up. Delhi FC was the more dominant team and in the 58th minute, their star player Willis Deon Plaza scored the equalizer, courtesy a brilliant header. The Trinidad and Tobago national scored his second of the game four minutes later.
The team from Delhi seemed like going away with the game but Bengaluru’s Bidyashagar Singh had other plans. He collected a well-directed cross from Harmanpreet Singh, made no mistake and scored the equalizer, in the final quarter.
Both teams gave it their all to go one ahead in the final minutes but the well fought match ended in a draw with the two sides earning a point each deservedly.
17/09/21 (GR-B): JAMSHEDPUR FC 0-5 FC GOA (YBK-FT)
FCG : Devendra Murgaonkar-2, Princeton Rebello , Md. Nemil-2
MOM : Muhammed Nemil ( FCG)
JAM : Angelo Singh, Sandip Mandi, Vishal Yadav, Rishi, Advait Sumbly, Nikhil Barla, Kojam Beyong, Sorokhaibam Nongpoknganba Meitei, Saphaba Singh, Vikash Singh, Lalruatmawia
FCG :Sanson Pereira, Alberto Noguera, Leander D Cunha, Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Redeem Tlang, Aibanbha Kupar, Devendra Murugaokar, Lalhmangaihsanga, Muhammed Nemil, Hrithik Tiwari
In the day’s second game, FC Goa authored a dominating performance to blitz JFC 5-0 to finish on top with nine points and push their ISL rivals out of the 130th Durand Cup.
It was an incident free first quarter of an hour, with Goa keeping the likes of Glan Martins and Makan Chote on the bench and giving Brandon a start along with a third keeper in the tournament in Hrithik Tiwari.
They were looking to take control and eventually Devendra got a free-header off a corner in the 20th minute and nodded home from close to give Goa their first of the game. Then six minutes later, Princeton Rebello got two bites of the cherry inside the JFC box and blasted the second one home past a hapless Vishal Yadav under the JFC bar.
Murgaokar then tapped in a third, his second of the game and third of the tournament, a minute before a break to make it 3-0 for the Goans at half time.
The talented Muhammed Nemil then made the second half his own with a double strike. He scored the first just after commencement and then in the 81st minute smartly chipped the keeper for his third of the tournament and Goa’s fifth of the game.
17/09/21 (GR-B): SUDEVA DELHI FC 0-1 ARMY GREEN (MB-FT)
ARM : Deepak Singh
MOM : Deepak Singh ( Army Green)
ARM : Subhas Limbu, Shubham Rana, Goutam Singh, Sochin Chhetri, Lallawmkima Pc, Roel Lepcha, Samananda Singh, Vikash Zanje, Vipin T V, Deepak Singh, Roluahpu
SFC : Sukhan Deep Singh, William Pauliankhum, Mohit Singh, Lalliansanga Renthlei, Sridarth Nongmeikapam, Shubho Paul, Maichael Singh, Sairuatkima, Vanlalruidika Chhakchhuak, Sachin Jha, R Lawmnansangzuala
Former champions Army Green came off 1-0 winners against Ileague side Sudeva Delhi FC to storm through to the quarter finals of the 130th Durand Cup.
In the 9th minute, the Greens had their first major scoring opportunity when Lallawmkima took a brilliant header, but could not go past Sudeva keeper Sachin Jha. Shubham Rana took another shot at goal on the rebound, but Sachin came up with another brilliant save.
Army Green came back strong and in the 51st minute courtesy a nice set up and a wonderful assist by Dip Mazumdar, Deepak tapped the ball into the net.
The Delhi side did have a few chances to equalize but they could not go past Army Green’s defence to end the campaign with three losses. Deepak Singh was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match.
16/09/21 (GR-D) : GOKULAM KERALA FC 1-0 HYDERABAD FC (KALYANI - FT)
GKFC : Rahim Osumanu 47'
RED CARD : Emil Benny 48'(Gokulam Kerala FC)
MOM : Sharif Muhammed (GKFC)
GKFC : Ajmal PA, Pawan Kumar, Deepak Singh, Aminou Bouba, Muhammed Uvais, Rishad, Emil Benny, Sharif Muhammed, Elvis Chikatara, Rahim Osumanu, Beneston Barreto
HFC : Biaka Jongte, Amritpal, Pritam, Safique, Koustav, Rohlupuia, Singson, Arun, Chhangte, Rabeeh, Mark
Defending Champions Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC) displayed an attacking brand of football to defeat Hyderabad FC 1-0 in a 130th Durand Cup Group D encounter at the Kalyani stadium on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Ghanian forward Rahim Osumanu scored the only goal for Gokulam.
Gokulam started proceedings with very positive intent. They played an attacking game from the word go and created quite a few chances to score. Early on in the first half, GKFC had the first major chance when Rahim Osumanu had the ball right in front of the Hyderabad FC (HFC) goal but he could not put it past goalkeeper Lalbiakhlua Jongte.
A few minutes later, GKFC had another golden opportunity, courtesy a beautiful cross by Osumanu but Emil Benny failed to score. Though Hyderabad had more of the ball, Gokulam had the better chances at goal. Jongte did well to keep it goalless at half time.
In the second half, Gokulam picked up from where they left off, and made an impact immediately.Jongte made a terrific save but Osumanu had the ball on rebound. He made no mistake and broke the deadlock in the 46th minute.
The match took another interesting turn a minute later when GKFC’s Emil Benny received his second yellow card and got his marching orders, leaving the Malabarians a man down. A rejuvenated Hyderabad team went all guns blazing in the final 30 mins and played an attacking game. But GKFC goalkeeper Ajmal PA made sure to keep a clean sheet and win 3 points for his side.
Gokulam Kerala’s captain and Afghan national Sharif M Mohammad was adjudged the Man of the Match, for his all-round effort. It will be a double header tomorrow with Jamshedpur FC taking on FC Goa and Army Green Football Team will play against Sudeva Delhi FC in two Group B encounters.
15/09/21 (GR-C): BENGALURU FC 2-0 KERALA BLASTERS (YBK - FT )
BFC : Namgyal Bhutia 45', Leon Augustine 65'
RED CARD: RV Hormipam 60', Sandeep Singh 83', Denechandra Singh 85'(Kerala Blasters FC)
MOM Lara ( GK - BFC)
BFC : Lara, Roshan Singh, Para Shrivas, Wungngayam Muirang, Ajith Kumar, Biswa Kr. Darjee, Ajay Chhetri, Namgyal Bhutia(Damaitphang Lyngdoh 61'), Akashdeep Singh(Leon Augustine 46'), Bidhyasagar Singh(Harmanpreet 51'), Sivasakti N
KBFC : Albino Gomes, Sandeep Singh, RV Hormipam, Enes Sipovic(Jessel 68'), Denechandra Meitei, Jeakson Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sanjeev Stalin(Seityasen 46'), Sreekuttam VS (Anil 68'), Rahul KP (Prasanth 46'), Luna (Ayush 68')
REFEREE: C R Srikrishna
In a dramatic all ISL clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) in Kolkata on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, former ISL Champions Bengaluru FC (BFC), won 2-0 against Kerala Blasters to start their campaign in brilliant fashion. The side from the southernmost side of India eventually ended with eight men on the field.
Namgyal Bhutia and Leon Augustine turned out to be the heroes who scored for the Naushad Moosa coached side.
Kerala Blasters started the game well and dominated the initial part of the first half. They created quite a few opportunities but failed to convert. In the 33rd minute, they had the first real chance at goal when a great shot by Sreekuttan was well saved by Lara. Again in the 38th minute, Luna had a shot at goal, courtesy a free kick and he almost scored, but the BFC keeper Lara again came to the rescue.
However, in the 45th minute, the deadlock was broken as BFC’s Namgyal Bhutia took a brilliant free kick which hit the back of the net as the Blasters’ keeper Albino Gomes had no chance whatsoever. It all went downhill from there, for the Kerala Blasters as madness prevailed on the ground, causing as many as 3 red cards for them in the match, all in the second half.
RV Hormipam was the first to go, in the 64th minute followed by Sandeep Singh and then it was Yendrembam Denechandram Meitei’s turn to receive the marching orders. In the 71st minute, Leon Augustine hit BFC’s second goal- a brilliant cross by Harmanpreet was anticipated by him and went in after Albino fumbled with the initial gathering.
Lara, for his outstanding effort under the BFC bar was adjudged the Man of the Match.
14/09/21 (GR-A): MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING 0-2 FC BENGALURU UNITED (KALYANI - FT)
FCBU: JAMES SINGH (62'), LUKA MAJCEN (90+5')
MOM : Kunzang Bhutia ( GK- FCBU)
MSC: Susnata, Chulova, Shaher, Wayne, Lalramhmunmawia, Brandon, Nikola, Milan, Faisal, Marcus, Jaskarnpreet.
FCBU: Kunzang, Ravanan,Kingsuk James, Kynsai, Asraf, Arun, Sanju, Gopi, Luka, Ronaldo.
REFEREE: A ROWAN.
FINAL SCORE: MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING 0-2 BENGALURU UNITED
90+5': GOA Luka Majcen scored the second goal for Bengaluru United.
90+4': RED CARD to Wayne Vaz of Md Sporting he fouled Luka inside the 18 yards.PENALTY for Bengaluru United.
90': 5 minutes added time.
84': Bengaluru United leading by a goal are on their way to secure themselves as topper from Group A.
78': Md Sporting are trying hard to reduce the margin leading by Azhar and Marcus.
74': Ronalda olivera's shot from age of the 18 yards partially saved by Susnata and finally cleared by Shaher. Md Sporting survived.
70': Azhar unable to control a forward pass from Faiaz, ball cleared by Ravanan.
69': REPLACEMENT MD SPORTING Sanjib in, Brandon out.
64': REPLACEMENT MD SPORTING Faiaz in ,Jaskarnpreet out.
65': Bengaluru united scored of a counter move are leading by a goal.
63': REPLACEMENT MD SPORTING Azharuddin in, Faisal out.
62': GOAL BENGALURU UNITED are leading. James Singh scored of a corner from the left.
59': Marcus shoots wide of a Nikola corner from the right.
58': Nikola's long ranger of a pass from Faisal defected of Ravanan and went for a corner.
54': Marcus header of a corner from Nikola hit the post after beating Kunzang.
52': A forward pass from Brandon to Jaskarnpreet but he failed to control the ball even in the open space.
50': Match started in slow pace in the second half.
46': second session starts it's raining heavily at Kalyani.
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING 0-0 BENGALURU UNITED
45+1': Referee blew the whistle for half time.
45': 1 minute added time.
40': YELLOW CARD to Arun Kumar for rough tackle against Chullova.
36': First corner for Md Sporting. .Nikaola's corner cleared by Bengaluru defense.
33': A long ranger from Sanju from half way inside the Md Sporting half but went wide.
31': Chance for Bengaluru. a powerful shot from Gopi of a pass from Luka saved brilliantly by Susnata.
30': Almost half an hour gone. score are 0-0.
26': First corner for Bengaluru. .Sanju's corner cleared by Susnata.
22': A long run by Jaskarnpreet of a forward pass from Brandon. but Ravanan cleared the ball out of the danger zone.
19': A cross from the right by Nikola, but cleared by Kingsuk finally.
17': Chance for Md Sporting, but Marcus was blocked by Kingsuk.
15': A forward pass from Marcus to Faisal but Ravanan cleared the ball finally.
11': Chance for Md Sporting, as Kunzang failed to collect the ball, Jaskarnpreet's push in the empty goal saved by Kinshuk from the goal line.
8': Marcus deep inside the Bengaluru half but finally failed to control the ball.
5': A cross from Gopi from the right but Susnata collects.
2': A long pass from Marcus but Faisal unable to anticipate.
0': Match started at Kalyani under heavy ground condition.
14/09/21 (GR-A): CRPF ABD INDIAN AIR FORCE (MB / 3PM)
MATCH ABANDONED AS THE GROUND IS UNFIT FOR PLAY DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND WATER LOGGING
13/09/21 ( GR-B) : FC GOA 2-1 SUDEVA DELHI FC (VYBK-FT)
FCG : Md Nemil(45+2'), Ortiz(80')
SDF: William Pauliankhum (90+8’ P)
MOM : Seriton Fernandez ( FC GOA)
FCG : Dheeraj Singh, Alberto Ripoli, Seriton Fernandez, Saviour Gama, Makan Winkle, Glan Martins, Devandra Dakhu, Lalhmamgaihsanga, Md Nemil, Alexander Romario.
SDF : Sukhan Deep Singh, Willam, Mohit Singh, Lalliansanga, Sridarth Nongmeikapam, Korou Singh, Sairuatkima, Vanlalzuidika, Sachin Jha, Lawmnasangzuala.
REFEREE: RAHUL KUMAR GUPTA
FC Goa became the third team to make it through to the quarter finals of the 130th Durand Cup football tournament, after getting the better of Sudeva Delhi FC 2-1, courtesy goals from Muhammed Nemil and Spaniard Jorge Ortiz Mendoza, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) in Kolkata on Monday. William scored from a penalty for Sudeva.
Just when one thought that the half would end goalless, Nemil unleashed a powerful left-footed curler from outside the box in the second and final minute of added time to beat keeper Sachin Jha comprehensively. It was a terrific strike and came from nowhere from a talented young midfielder. Sudeva began the second-half on the front foot and was determined to equalise. They did create two chances within the first 10 minutes but could not convert.
Coach Chencho Dorji affected the changes for Sudeva in search for an equaliser but the Delhi team suffered yet another setback losing first choice keeper Sachin to injury. FC Goa on the other hand were going from strength to strength. In the 63rd minute Ripoll missed a relatively simple one on one with the Sudeva replacement keeper Legend Singh, hitting straight at him.
That would be his last contribution to the game as a minute later Goa gaffer Juan Ferrando Fenoll affected a triple change bringing in Ripoll’s fellow Spaniards Edu Bedia and Jorge Ortiz Mendoza along with Brison Fernandes to replace him besides Glan Martins and goal scorer Nemil.
The change worked as Ortiz scored the second for Goa in the 80th minute with a shot from just outside the box which beat Legend, struck the underside of the crossbar and fell in before coming out.
Sudeva did manage a consolation very late in injury time when William Pauliankhum converted a spot kick thanks to a foul by Edu Bedia in the box, but it was too late.
12/09/21 ( GR-D) : GOKULAM KERALA 2-2 ARMY RED (FT / Kalyani)
GKFC: RAHIM OSUMANU(8'), MD SHARIF (69')
ARD: JAIN P (30'), BIKASH THAPA (43')
MOM : Christopher Kamei ( ARMY RED)
GKFC : Rakshit Dagar, Ajin Tom, Md Jasim, Alex Saji, Charles Anandaraj, Ronald Singh, Emil Benny, Bouba Aminou, Tahir Zaman, Rahim Osumanu, Md Sharif.
ARD : Bhabindra Malla, N Suresh, Sunil B, Zothanpuwia, Mukesh Kumar, Bikash Thapa, Christopher Kamei, Shappel PP, Pradeep Kumar, Sushil Shah.
REFEREE: CRYSTAL JOHN
Defending Champion Gokulam Kerala’s opening game of the 130th Durand Cup ended in a 2-2 draw against Army Red Football Team. It was a windy day at Kalyani and both teams had started well. Gokulam secured the lead in the 9th minute as Rahim scored a stunner.
However, a major turning point came as Gokulam Kerala FC's goalkeeper Rakshit Dagar collided with Army Red's Mukesh Kumar. It was ugly and Ajmal PA had to take Rakshit’s place. The momentum of the game changed after that as Jain P quickly scored the equalizer for the regimental side.
Minutes before half time, Bikash Thapa scored the second for Army Red and they had the all-important lead going into the second half.
Gokulam played an attacking game in the second half and even had a brilliant opportunity to score when their captain Sharif M Mohammad’s shot missed the target by a small margin and went over the crossbar onto the nets. He made up for it though later, courtesy a penalty.
The Malabarians had several close chances in the final quarter but failed to convert any and would be the more disappointing side for sure. Their next game is against Hyderabad FC who are in red hot form. Army Red Football Team still leads Group D with 4 points.
The Red’s P Christopher Kamei was adjudged the Man of The Match. He said “We still have 4 points and are not losing it. We have time to recover and give our best for the next game.”
12/09/21 ( GR-D) : HYDERABAD FC 5-0 ASSAM RIFLES (FT / MB)
HFC ABDUL RABEEH(7'), C LALCHUNGNUNGA (18',88'), ROHULPUIA (21'), ARUN KUMAR SINGH(24')
MOM : C LALCHUNGNUNGA ( HFC)
HFC : L Jongte, Amitpal Singh, Pritam Kumar Singh, Md Safiquw, Kaustav Dutta, Rohulpuia, P Singson, Arun Kumar Singh, C Lalchungnunga, Abdul Rabeeh, Mark Zothanpuia.
ASR : Devsshwar Singh, Indu Bhusan Baruah, Tashi Bhutia, Gagan Kalyan, Pacmensei Haokip, David Lalrinchhana, Samujal Rabha, Mainam Torres singh, Saibam Roger, Sukumar Narjinary, Mangminlen Haokip.
REFEREE: ADITYA PURUKAYASTHA
11/09/21 ( GR-C) : KERALA BLASTERS 1-0 INDIAN NAVY (YBK- FT)
KRB : Adrian Nicolas Luna.
MOM : Adrian Nicolas Luna ( Kerala Blasters)
KRB : Albino Gomes, Enes Sipovic, Sandeep Singh, Harmanjot Khabra, Jessel Carneiro, Rahul Praveen, Adrian Nicolas Luna, Seityasen Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Abdul Hakku
NAVY : Dalraj Singh, Sarbjith Singh, Britto PM, Pintu Mahata, Novin Gurung, Navjot Singh, Harikrishna AU, Sreyas VG, Nihal Sudeesh, Pradesh C.
Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters marked their Durand Cup debut with a slender 1-0 victory over the Indian Navy Football Team at the Vivekananda Yuba BharatiKrirangan (VYBK) on Saturday, September 11. Uruguayan midfielder Adrian Luna scored the match-winning spot-kick in the 71st minute.
Scores remained level at half-time and given how wasteful both teams were on either half, it seemed that the 130th Durand Cup was heading for its first goalless draw.
The Navy team did an incredible job in their opening game when they came back from a goal down to win against Delhi FC and had they only tucked away the biggest chance they had today in the 73rd minute, the Sailormen could have ensured passage to the quarter-finals already.
The opportunity was textbook and it sprung out of a Navy counterattack. Ultimately, it was squandered, not once but twice. First, Sreyas VG had to put his shot away with only Albino Gomes to beat, but the Blasters custodian palmed it away.
Only for the ricochet to fall straight at the feet of P M Britto, who had an open goal to aim for. The former East Bengal winger, however, he astonishingly shot wide.
The breakthrough goal had arrived two minutes earlier, following an erratic challenge inside the box by Navy’s Dalraj Singh, which was adjudged to be yellow-card worthy and a penalty was awarded in favour of Kerala.
10/09/21 ( GR-A) : CRPF 1-5 MOHAMMEDAN SC (FT/Kalyani)
MSC AZHARUDDIN MULLICK (12', 86'), MARCUS JOSEPH (64',66'), BRANDON VANLALREMDIKA (90+1')
CRPF : Amarjeet Singh 89'
MOM : AZHARUDDIN MULLICK (MSC)
MSC : Zothanmawia, Saiful Rahaman, Arijit Singh, Shaher Shaneen, Manoj Mohammed,SK Faiaz, Nikola Stojanovic, Milan Singh, Faisal Ali, Azharuddin Mullick, Marcus Joseph.
CRPF : Soumya Ranjan Das, Ramandeep Singh, Darshpreet Singh, Rajinder Kumar, Amarjeet Singh, Manjeet, Amumacha Singh, Lambalmayum Dhanraj, Amit Gayen, Ramesh Dolai, Yambam Jetlee Singh.
REFEREE: HARISH KUNDU.
FINAL SCORE: CRPF 1-5 MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING
90+3': Referee blew the final whistle.
90+1': GOAL. 5-1 FOR mOHAMMEDAN SC. Md Sporting scored the fifth goal. Brandon scored of a loose ball inside the CRPF half, he lobes the ball over the on rushing goalkeeper. 90': 3 minutes added time.
89': GOAL 4-1. CRPF reduced the margin. Amarjeet Singh scored of a rebound.
86': GOAL.4-0 for Mohammedan SC. A long forward pass from Nikola finds Azhar in open space. Azhar places the ball past the goalkeeper at the far corner.
79': A powerful shot by Azhar from the left but saved by The goalkeeper of CRPF.
74': Chance for Marcos, but his lob from age of the 18 yards sailed over the bar.
69': A good challange by CRPF goalkeeper came out in time and denied Azhar who was about to score of a pass from Nikola.
66' GOAL. 3-0.for Mohammedan SC. Marcus scored his second goal of the match. A move by Azhar from left, sends a pass for Marcus to did the rest.
64': GOAL. 2-0 . Md Sporting leading 2-0, Marcus scored of a low grounder of a pass from Milan.
61': Marcus hits straight to the goalkeeper from almost 10 yards of a pass from Faisal.
58': A long ranger from Jasprit hit the post after beating Zothanmawia, Md Sporting survived.
56': Nikola shoots wide from inside the 18 yards of a pass from Marcus.
52': A cross from the left by Faiaz from the left of a pass from Marcos cleared by CRPF defense.
50': CRPF trying to came back in the match, had some good moves since the start of the second half.
46': Second session starts.
CRPF 0-1 MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING
45+2': Referee blew the whistle for half time.
45+1': YELLOW CARD to Amumacha for rough play against Manoj.
45': 2 minutes added time.
43': A good attempt by Rajinder from inside the 18 yards but he was denied by Faisal from the goal line.
40': Md Sporting leading but wasted a number of easy chances.
36': A curling free kick from Ramandeep but Amit failed to convert.
33': A long pass from Saiful but Nikola was slow in reacting.
29': An acrobatic volley by Rajinder of a long throw but Arijit cleared the ball to safety.
26': YELLOW CARD to Milan for rough tackle against Ramesh.
21': A forward pass from Azhar to Marcus but he shoots wide again from inside the danger zone.
19': Marcus cross past two CRPF defenders but shoots wide from a close distance.
18': Chance for Md Sporting to increase the lead, but Azharuddin failed to place the ball of a pass from Faisal from the right.
16': A forward pass from Marcus for Faisal, but CRPF defense cleared the ball.
12': GOAL. 1-0. Md Sporting leading 1-0. Azharuddin Mullick flicks of a low pass from Manoj from the left.
8': A cross from the left by Manoj but a good collection by CRPF goalkeeper.
5': A forward pass from Azhar, but Faisal unable to control the ball inside the danger zone.
2': Initial attack of CRPF, cleared by Shaher.
0': Match started.
*** Md Sporting won the first match against Indian Air Force by 4-1 are on 3 points from Group A
10/09/21 ( GR-B) : JAMSHEDPUR FC 1-3 ARMY GREEN (MB - FT)
ARG : Deepak Singh 43', 48', Sochin Chhetri 57’
JFC : Jitendra Singh 61’ P.
MOM : DEEPAK SINGH ( ARMY GREEN)
JFC : Jitendra Singh, Sandip Mandi, Vishal Yadav, Rishi, Advait Sumbly, Nikhil Barla, Kojam Beyong, Sorokhaibam, Nongpoknganba Meitei, Saphaba Singh Telem, Vikash Singh, Lalruatmawia
ARG : Subhas Payangu Limbu, Shubham Rana, Sochin Chhetri, Lallawmkima Pc, Dip Majumdar, Sukhesh Leon K, Samanandan Singh, Vikas Zanje, Vibin T V, Deepak Singh, Sarath Narayanan M
In a Group B game today, played at the Mohun Bagan ground, Army Green Football Team defeated Jamshedpur FC 3-1 to earn three valuable points and keep their hopes alive.
The Army Green side started all pumped up and created the first real chance, very early in the first half.Dip Majumdar had a scoring opportunity inside the box, which he failed to convert. Jamshedpur FC too had their chances but it was clearly the regimental side, who were making their presence felt.
Army Green created a lot of opportunities but failed to convert any of those till close to half time. It was only in the 43rd minute when a beautiful cross by Dip was well received by Deepak Singhwho made no mistake and put it into the net to score the first goal and take his side 1-0 up at half time.
Only a few minutes post half time, Army Green doubled their advantage when a perfect cross was flicked on by Dip Majumdar to Deepak Singh in the box, who scored his second of the match. SochinChhetri scored the third goal of the match to seal the deal for Army Green.
Jitendra Singh scored one for Jamshedpur FC in the 61st minute via a penalty but it was already too late for the ISL side who would want to regroup and come back stronger in the next match.
Deepak Singh, who was adjudged the Man of the Match expressed his delighton winning the match and said, “Itfeelsreally good.We had a lot of chances in the last game as well but could not convert. Today, we had planned and played well. We will prepare more for the next match as it will be a crucial game for us which we will need to win to qualify.”
09/09/21 ( GR-A) : INDIAN AIR FORCE 2-4 FC BENGALURU UNITED (KALYANI -FT)
FCB : Pedro Manji-2, Y.Gopi Singh-2
AIR : Vivek Kumar-2.
M.O.M : Y.Gopi singh ( FC BENGALURU UNITED)
IAF : Arashpreet Singh, Jijo jerone, Md.danish, Probhjot singh, Vivek Kumar, Md. Aqib, Manimaran R, Davinder Singh, Shabaz Me. Subhajit Basu, sourav Sadhukhan
FCB : Khunzanf bhutia, Antonio oliviera, James singh, K. Khongshit, D. Ravanan, Arun Kumar, Asraf Ali, Ronaldo Augusto, Sanju Pradhan, Y.Gopi singh, Lika Majcen, Pedro Manji.
FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) became the first team to make it to the knockout stages of the 130th Durand Cup, when they beat Indian Air Force 4-2 in a thrilling Group A encounter, at the Kalyani Stadium on Thursday. Spaniard Pedro Manzi and Y.Gopi Singh scored two goals each for team.
FC Bengaluru United had beaten CRPF 1-0 in the first Group A game and now have a full six points from two games played, more than enough to make it to the quarters.
Manzi scored his first from the spot in the 21st minute, when Air Force defender Davinder was ruled to have handled the ball inside the box. FCBU then doubled their advantage seven minutes later as Manzi now turned provider, finding Yumnam Gopi Singh with a fine ball to catch the Air Force defense napping. Gopi took one touch to go away from an onrushing Subhajit Basu in goal to calmly slot it past him.
Three minutes before the lemon break however, Vivek got one back for the Airmen as he latched on to a cross from the hard working Prabhjot, took a touch in the six-yard box to go past Kunzang Bhutia in the FCBU goal and slot home calmly.
That goal must have inspired the Airmen no end as they were a transformed team in the second-half dominating proceedings for a good half an hour. Vivek got his second of the game from a corner by Shahbaaz as he leapt above the FCBU defense to head past Bhutia and equalise.
FCBU finally broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute as the same Manzi-Gopi combination struck again. Manzi then got his second of the game in injury time to ensure FCBU had no late jitters.
09/09/21 ( GR-D) : ASSAM RIFLES 1-4 ARMY RED (VYBK - FT)
ARM : Liton Shil, Biksh Thapa, Sushil Shah, N.Suresh.
ASR : Samujwal Rabha
ASR : Deveshwor Singh, Arjun Singh, Gagan Kalyan, Khalinbor Khonhsit, Ngamginthang Kuki, Jefferson Nongrud, Johny Muanpuia, David Lalrinchhana, Samujal Rabha, Soibam Roger Singh, Devender Singh.
ARM : Bhabindra Thakuri, Nongmeikapam Suresh, Sunil B, Zothanpuia, Mukesh Kumar, Liton Shil, Bikash Thapa, Christopher Kamei, Jain P, Shafewl P, Sushil Shah.
M.O.M : Bikash Thapa ( ARMY RED)
In the first Group D game today, played at the Vivekananda Yubabharati Krirangan (VYBK), the Army Red Football Team displayed brilliant team play to defeat the Assam Rifles Football Team 4-1 and earn three valuable points. Liton Shil, Bikash Thapa, Sushil Shah and the captain Nongmeikapam Suresh were the heroes who scored for Army Red while Samujal Rabha scored the solitary goal for Assam Rifles.
Army Red were the first to score as well when a brilliant cross from left flank by Jain P was given a fine touch by Liton Shil in the 39th minute to score the first game of the match. However, Samujal Rabha quickly scored the equalizer for Assam Rifles, thanks to lack of communication between the keeper and defender in the Army Red goalbox to go 1-1 in half time.
In the 66th minute, Bikash Thapa, who was trying hard all afternoon, collected a loose ball and smashed it in the goal to give Army Red the lead. Shortly after, Sushil Shah scored another one, via a penalty. Army Red’s Captain Nongmeikapam Suresh Meitei hit the final nail in the coffin, hitting a super free kick to score the 4th and final goal for his team.
Bikash Thapa who was adjudged the Man of the Match said, “This is just the start and our first match. It was a learning opportunity for us and the next two matches are very vital. It was very important to win this match.”
08/09/21 ( GR-C) : DELHI FC 1-2 INDIAN NAVY (MB/FT)
DFC : Willis Plaza
NAV : Sreyas VG, Dalraj Singh
MOM : Dalraj Singh (Navy)
NAVY : Bhaskar Roy, Britto PM, Pintu Mahato, Novin Gurung, Navjot Singh, Harkrishan Au, Jiji F, Sreyas VG, Nihal Sudesh, Dalraj singh, Pradeesh C.
DFC : Manvir Singh, Karandeep singh, Anwar Ali, Anwar, Serjio Barbosa, himanshu Jyanra, Suraj, Rinreotham Shaiza, D. Ceesay, Victor Philip, Willis plaza.
Regimental side Indian Navy won their first game of the 130th Durand Cup at the Mohun Bagan ground in Kolkata on Wednesday, outplaying second division side Delhi FC 2-1 in the opening game of Group C. Central defender Dalraj Singh scored the winner late in the second-half off a towering header from a flag-kick. Earlier Trinidadian Willis Plaza had put the Delhi side ahead in the 21st minute of the first half, only for the Sailormen to equalise through Shreyas four minutes later.
Delhi fc took lead through Willis Deon Plaza of Trinidad and Tobago in his first Durand Cup goal in 21 minutes into the game. He got at the end of a floating ball inside the box after a very pleasing attacking move by Reinreithan Shaiza and Dawda Cessay, to drive it past the Navy keeper Bhaskar Roy.
The Sailormen however hit back almost immediately when a cross from the right by Nihal Sudeesh saw Shreyas, who had a fantastic game overall, swoop in between Delhi defenders inside the six-yard box for a clinical bulging the net finish.
The second-half did not rise to the competitive levels of the first for most parts before Dalraj ensured a grand stand finish. Rising above the crowd off a Navy corner in the 86th minute, he blasted a header past a hapless Manvir Singh in the Delhi goal.
Speaking after the game Dalraj credited their coach Abhilash Nair’s planning ahead of the game for the result achieved. He said, “The coach used to make us practice these set-pieces all the time and also told us how to play in short-passes given they had deep back-four. I think following hisplans helped and we got the result.”
Yan Law, the Delhi FC head coach was understandably disappointed saying, “We have tough games against ISL sides Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters coming up and we need to definitely improve in all departments if we have to get the results our way.”
07/09/21 ( GR-B) : FC GOA 2-0 ARMY GREEN (FT/ VYBK)
FCG : ALBERTO RIPOLL(29'), DEVENDRA MURGAOKAR (59')
MOM : Sarath Narayanan ( ARMY GREEN)
FCG : Naveen Kumar, Sanson Pereira, Alberto Noguiera, Leander D Cunha, Princeton Rebello, Makan Chothe, Redeem Thang, Aibanbha Kupar, Devedra Murgaokar, Lalhmangaihsanga, Christy Davis
ARG : Sarath Narayanan, Subhas Limbu, Shubham Rana, Gautham Singh, Lallawmkima Pc, Sukesh Leon, Samananda Singh, Vikas Zanje, Roel Lepcha, Vibin T V, Deepak Singh, Sarath Narayanan
ISL side FC Goa registered a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Army Green Football Team. The Goals from Alberto Noguera Ripoll (35’) and Devendra DhakuMurgaokar (59’) sealed the deal for goans on a rainy afternoon in Salt Lake.
In the 35th minute, a beautiful through-ball from Goa’s Makan Winkle Chote put Alberto Noguera through on goal. When it came to beating the onrushing Army keeper, the Spaniard slotted home with ice running through his veins. In the 59th minute, Devendra made it 2-0 for the Gaurs after RomarioJesuraj had found him inside the box with a great delivery.
For his goalkeeping heroics, FC Goa Keeper Narayanan was rightly adjudged to be the Man of the Match. Speaking after the game, the Army Green goalkeeper said, “Our opponents FC Goa were the better side, tactically and technically. They have better facilities than us.
DURAND CUP: MATCH - 2
06/09/21 (GR-A) : CRPF 0-1 FC BENGALURU UNITED (FT/KALYANI)
FCB : Pedro Manzi 62'
MOM : Pedro Manzi (FCBU)
CRPF: Ramandeep Singh, Darshpreet Singh, Rajinder Kumar, Amarjeet Singh, Manjeet, Lambalmayum Dhanraj, Moses Antony, Lovejeet Singh, Amit Gayen, Ramesh Dolai, Yambam Jetlee Singh
FCBU: Kunzang Bhutia, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Kingshuk Debnath, Kynsailang Khongsit, Asraf Ali Mondal, Arun Kumar, Hayden Hadson Fernandes, Pedro Manzi, Gopi Yumnam, Luka Majcen, Ronaldo Oliveira
Second division side FC Bengaluru United registered a maiden Durand Cup win on debut, when they outplayed CRPF 1-0 with the help of a Pedro Manzi second half strike at the Kalyani stadium on Monday afternoon.
The team from the South in Red and Black stripes finally went ahead in the 63rd minute when Manzi finally converted. He had earlier missed a couple of more chances in the first half and had hit the crossbar from a free-kick just minutes ahead of the goal.
Whatever hopes CRPF had of staging a comeback was dealt a stealth blow in the 27th minute of the second half, when just before the hydration break, their keeper Moses Antony was sent-off by referee Rahul Gupta for a handball just outside the box. He was immediately replaced by reserve keeper Shakti Das, but it was still an uphill task for the 10-man CRPF side.
The policemen still fought on gamely with a Rajinder, who also had a good game incidentally, effort from just outside the box, five minutes from close, missing the target and failing to trouble Bengaluru keeper Kunzang Bhutia. He also hit the crossbar in the dying minutes but still could not get the equaliser.
Pedro Manzi was deservedly declared the Man of the Match for the game.
130 DURAND CUP 2021- RESULTS ( BELOW)
06/09/21 (GR-B) : JAMSHEDPUR FC 1-0 SUDEVA DELHI FC (FT/MB)
JFC: Lalruatmawia 34'
MOM : VISHAL YADAB (GK-JFC)
JFC: Vishal Yadav, Jitendra Singh, Sandip Mandi, Rishi, Advait Sumbly, Nikhil Barla, Kojam Beyong, Sorokhaibam Meitei, Saphaba Singh, Vikash Singh, Lalruatmawia
SDFC: Kabir Kohli, Sairuat Kima, William, Mohit Singh, Lallansanga Rethlei, Seigoulun Khongsai , Seilenthang Lotjem, Subho Paul, Korou Singh, Shaiborlanf Kharpan
In the historical 130th Durand Cup 2nd day match ISL side Jamshedpur FC win aginst I-League side Sudeva Delhi FC by a goal to nil (1-0) at the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club Ground on Monday. The Indian Super League (ISL) side successfully held on to their solitary goal lead, which was nicked by one of their academy graduates, Lalruatmawia in the 34th minute.
The first half was goaless. Jamshedpur fielded a team dominated by young academy players and reserves, but so did Sudeva. However, the team from the capital had the better share of chances.
Jamshedpur who took the lead in the 34th minute. A speculative through ball wasn’t dealt with by the Sudeva defence, which put Jamshedpur’s Lalruatmawia through on goal and the youngster finished with fine aplomb for the opening goal, which eventually turned out to be the match-winner.
FC Bayern Munich U19 World Squad player Subho Paul squandered a golden opportunity for Sudeva in the 61st minute, when the away side were awarded a penalty for handball. Subho stepped up for the spot-kick but had his effort comfortably saved by Jamshedpur goalkeeper Vishal Yadav who was awarded the Man of the Match (MOTM) for his clean-sheet and penalty saving heroics.
130 DURAND CUP 2021- RESULTS ( BELOW)
05/09/21 (GR-A) : MOHAMMEDAN SC 4-1 INDIAN AIR FORCE (FT/YBK)
MSC: MILAN SINGH (18'), ARIJIT SINGH (28'), AZHARUDDDIN MULLICK(44'), MARCUS JOSEPH (76')
IAF: SAURAV SHADHUKHAN (47')
M.O.M : Nikola Stojanovic ( MSC0
MSC : Zothanmawia, Manoj Mahammad, Shaher Shaheen, Arijit Singh, Saiful Rahaman, Marcus Leric, Faisal Ali, Milan Singh,Sk Faiaz, Nikola Stojanovic, Azharuddin Mullick.
IAF : Shibinraj Kunniyil, Jerone, Mohammad Danish, Arashpreet Singh, Biswajit Halder, Prabhjot Singh, Vivek Kumar, Md Aqib, Shahbaj Md, Ashok Kumar, Amal Das.
REFEREE: CRYATAL JOHN
FULL TIME SCORE: MD SPORTING 4-1 INDIAN NAVY
90+4': Referee blew the final whistle.
90': 4 minutes added time.
83': Md Sporting are comfortably placed in their opening match of Duran Cup.
76': GOAL. Marcos header of a free kick from Nicola went over the goal line. Shibinraj failed to control the header of Marcos.
75': Marcus was brought down deep inside the IAF half, free kick to Md Sporting.
70': A wrong clearances by Arijit finds Danish in the way. A powerful shot from Danish sailed over the bar.
66': Nicola's corner cleared by IAF defense.
65': Marcus blocked by a IAF defender ball rolled over the goal line for a corner.
61': Nicola got past three IAF defenders but finally his weak shot saved by Shibinraj.
56': A left footed shot from Vivek but the ball went high over the cross bar.
52': Md Sporting leading by 3-1 , but IAF looked must positive in the second session.
47': GOAL. IAF reduced the margin. A curling free kick by Saurav from outside the 18 yards finds the target.
46': Second session starts.
HALF TIME SCORE: MD SPORTING 3-0 INDIAN NAVY
45+2': Referee blew his whistle for half time.
45': 2 minutes added time.
44': GOAL. Nicola got past two of IAF defenders finds Azharuddin in an open space. Azharuddin just lobs the ball over on rushing Shibinraj.
40': Free kick for Md Sporting..Milan's free kick punched away by Shibinraj.
36': Marcus's powerful shot from age of the 18 yards brilliantly saved by Shibinraj .
28': GOAL.. Arijit Singh increased the lead. A cross pass from Sk Faiaz from the right and Arijit placed the ball in open goal.
27': An effort by Vivek from top of the 18 yards went wide.
23': A header from Probjhot of a corner saved by Zothanmawia.
18': GOAL. A long ranger from Milan Singh from outside the 18 yards of a pass from Marcos beat Shibinraj, Md Sporting leading.
16': A cross from Sk Faiz from the right cleared by Amal of IAF.
14': A long run by Probhjot of IAF through the middle, but timely tackled by shaheen.
10': Md Sporting had some good moves so far. 7': A header from Arijit of a corner from Nicola saved by Shibinraj.
3': Initial attack of Md Sporting, but Marcus failed to control the ball 0': Match started.
THE CHIEF MINISTER OF WEST BENGAL MAMATA BANERJEE OFFICIALLY INAUGURATE THE 130TH DURAND CUP