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21.02.2020 : NEROCA FC
( 3-2 )
GOKULAM KERALA FC (FT.)
: Pritam 2', Philip 48', Ronald 80'
: Shibil 25', Joseph 40'
: Pritam singh - Neroca
: Bishorjit, Diawara, Sampson, Dhananjoy, Jiteshwor, Pritam, Subhas, Govin, Busai, Vanlalremdika, Philip
:Ubaid, Naocha, Amiri, Irshad, Garcia, Joseph, Kipson, Shibil, Nicholas, Irshad, Sebastian
Following an enthralling 90 minutes of pulsating football at the Khuman Lampak Stadium today (February 21, 2020), Neroca FC pipped Gokulam Kerala 3-2 to come out of the relegation zone. Pritam Singh drew the first blood for Neroca FC in as early as the second minute before Shibil Muhammed restored parity for Gokulam Kerala FC in the 25th minute. The visitors took the lead, for the first time, through Nataniel Garcia in the 40th minute.
12.02.2020 : CHENNAI CITY FC
GOKULAM KERALA (
: Marcus Joseph 79'
: Marcus Joseph - GOKULAM KERALA
: GARCIA SANTANA, ROBERTO E, Mashoor Shereef, Miranda Araujo, Katsumi Yusa, Charles Anandraj,Vijay N, AJITH KUMAR, Jockson Dhas, SHEM MARTON, JAN MUZANGU
: UBAID CK, Naocha Singh Haroon Amiri, CHAZ ETTIENNE, Mohamed Irshad, JUDE GARCIA, Marcus Joseph, SHIBIL MUHAMMED, MUTHU IRULANDI, SEBASTIAN , Henry Kisekka
08.02.2020 : GOKULAM KERALA
REAL KASHMIR (FT.)
: Mason Robinson 49'
: Purba Lepcha - GK - REAL KASHMIR
: Ubaid CK, Naocha, Amiri, Ettienne, Md Irshad, Garcia, Marcus Joseph, KM Meitei, Muiran, Sebastian, Kisekka.
: Phurba, Farhan, Robinson, Katebe, Lovday, Kallum, Rittik, Armand, Robin, Novin L.Ralte
02.02.2020 : GOKULAM KERALA FC
TRAU FC (FT)
HENRRY KISEKA (22')
K K SINGH (52')
: Nathaniel Garcia
26/01/2020 : GOKULAM KERALA
CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT..)
: Marcas joseph 38'
: Marcas joseph - Gokulam Kerala
: UBAID CK, Naocha Singh, Haroon Amiri, ANDRE DENNIS, Mohamed Irshad, JUDE GARCIA, Marcus Joseph, WUNGNGAYAM MUIRANG, MUTHU IRULANDI MAYAKKANNAN, SEBASTIAN THANGMUANSANG, Henry Kisekka
: MD JAFAR MONDAL, Suresh Meitei, Ponif Vaz, ABU BAKR, Quan Gomes, Kalif Alhassan, Dawda Ceesay, Robert Junior, Lalkhawpuimawia , Glan Martins, Aakash Sangwan
20/01/2020 : PUNJAB FC
GOKULAM FC (FT..)
: Sergio Barboza Junior 45'+1', Dipanda Dicka 65', 90+2'
: Henry Kisekka 51'
: DICKA - PUNJAB FC
: Kiran Limbu, BAYSAH DENNIS, Danilo Augusto, ANWAR,CAVIN LOBO, Sergio Barboza, Sanju Pradhan, Makan Chothe, Y. Raju, SAMUEL SHADAP, Dipanda Dicka.
: UBAID CK, Naocha Singh, ANDRE DENNIS, Mohamed Irshad, JUDE GARCIA, Marcus Joseph, Salman Kalliyath, WUNGNGAYAM MUIRANG, JESTIN GEORGE,MUTHU IRULAND, Henry Kisekka
15.01.20: EAST BENGAL
GOKULAM KERALA (FT.)
: Henry Kisekka 21', Crespi (og - 45'+1", Marcas Joseph 66'
: Kassim Aidara 28'.
: Marcas joseph - GOKULAM KERALA.
: L. Ralte, Abhishek, Marti Crespi, Aseer Akhtar, Kamalpreet, Pintu, Kassim Aidara, Marcos Eusebio, Lalrindika, Juan Mera,
: UBAID CK, Naocha Singh, Andre Dennis, Salman Kalliyath, W.Muirang, Shibil Muhammad, Justine George, Muthu Irulandi, Sebastian Thangmuansam, Marcus Joseph, Henry Kisekka.
: EAST BENGAL LOST HOME AGAINST GOKULAM KERALA 1-3 BEFORE THE DERBY ON 19TH JAN.
90': 4 Minutes added time.
90': Corner for East Bengal. No damage done in Gokulam Box.
86': Corner for Gokulam from Kisekka attack in left.
EAST BENGAL 1-3 GOKULAM KERALA
78':Juan Mera failed in Gokulam box who got a nice pass from Colado.
IN LAST TWO I-LEAGUE EAST BENGAL WIN HOME AGAINST GOKULAM FC 1-0 AND 3-1.
SUBSTITUTION - EAST BENGAL
: Pintu Mahata out and Ronaldo in.
EAST BENGAL 1-3 GOKULAM KERALA
3-1 to Gokulam Kerala. Marcas Joseph got logn ball in left wing and his first shot saved by Ralte but deflected from his hand again joseph pushed the ball into goal.Martin Crespi was unable to catch Joseph with his speed movement.
63': Poor how of Corner kick went to Ubaid's hand.
62': CORNER FOR EAST BENGAL IN RIGHT OF ubai. juan TO TAKE.
60': Cross of JuanMera from left well cleared by Sebastian with flying header.
EAST BENGAL 1-2 GOKULAM KERALA
50': Corner kick of Dika cleared for another corner kick.
49': Corner kick winby East Bengal from right sided attack of Pintu.
46': starts of 2nd half match.
EAST BENGAL 1-2 GOKULAM KERALA
2-1 for Gokulam Kerala now. Marcas Joseph entered between 4 East Bengal defenders and shoot with a left footer which Crespi wants to clear but it went to Goal.
45': 2 minutes added time.
42': Poor Free kick went wide over Cross bar.
42': Foul to Colado and East Bengal win a Free Kick. Dika to take.
EAST BENGAL 1-1 GOKULAM KERALA
37': Cross of Pintu from right wing but straight to Ubaid's hand..
NOW THE SCORE LINE IS 1-1. KISEKKA FOR GOKULAM AND AIDARA FOR EAST BENGAL.
33': Throw in for Gokulam. Naocha's throw in cleared from East Bengal box.
31': 3rd corner to East Bengal. but Dika's poor corner kick out.
EAST BENGAL 1-1 GOKULAM KERALA
1-1. DIKA'S FREE KICK AND HEADER OF ASEET AKHTAR HITS THE POST AND UPCOMING KASSIM AIDARA PUSHED THE ALL TO GOAL.
26': Free kick for East Bengal. DIKA to take.
GOKULAM KERALA IS LEADING 1-0 AS Kisekka SCORED.
24': Colado's long cross but Pintu was unable to reach in proper time, all out.
23': Poor defence display of East Bengal as Kisekka and Marcos has got places for making panic.
EAST BENGAL 0-1 GOKULAM KERALA
1-0 to GOKULAM KERALA. Henry Kisekka scored from Seastian's pass in box and Kisseka finished with left footer.
20': 2nd Corner kick for East Bengal. Dika's corner kick went to Uaid CK hand.
19': Chance Missed by East Bengal- Pintu passed from right wing but Jusine George cleared it for Corner.
Before playing I-League Kolkata Derby of 19th January at YBK- this is acid test match for East Bengal as Mohun Bagan drew yesterday.
EAST BENGAL 0-0 GOKULAM KERALA
15': CHANCE TO GOKULAM- MARCAS JOSEPH SHOT SAVED BY RALTE WELL.
13': Missed clearance of Gokulam Defence, Colado got a chance but failed.
12': ATTACK OF GOKULAM from Left win. Naoca Singh cross from left for Marcas Joseph but keeper Ralte well collected.,br> 10': Ubaid CK collected an aerial ball from Advnceing Colado in Gokulam box.
8': CHANCE MISSED - EAST BENGAL. JUAN MERA'S LEFT FOOTER FROM PINTU BEAT UBAID BUT WENT OUT FOR AN INCH.
STAT- LALTU CHAKRABORTY
: last year home match East Bengal won 3-1 over Gokulam. Brandon, Chullova dn Jobby Justine scored for East Bengal.
EAST BENGAL 0-0 GOKULAM KERALA
3': Attack of East Bengal Kamalpreet to Pintu in right wing but he failed.
2': Attack of East Bengal Marcos attaak but Ubaid CK the keeper of Gokulam collected the ball in advance.
1': out of 4 all Head to Head between the two teams, East Bengal won 3 times and Gokulam won 1 time.
1': EAST BENGAL IN 8 POINTS AFTER 5 MATCHES WHILE GOKULAM KERALA WITH 7 POINTS AFTER 5 MATH ALSO.
1': MATCH STATS AT KALYANI STADIUM
09.01.2020: Gokulam Kerala
Chennai City (FT)
: Adolfo Miranda 44', Protivo Raju 54', Shri ram 77'
: Md. Rashid 80', Shibi Mohammad 90+2'.
: Sriram B ( CHENNAI CITY)
: Naocha Singh, Haroon Amiri, ANDRE DENNIS, Mohamed Irshad, JUDE GARCIA, MUHAMMAD RASHID , Vigneshwaran Baskaran, SEBASTIAN THANGMUANSANG, Lalromawia, Henry Kisekka, Marcus Joseph,
: GARCIA SANTANA, TARIF AKHAND, ROBERTO E, Adolfo Miranda, Katsumi Yusa, Charles Anandraj, AJITH KUMAR, Sriram B, Syed Suhail Pasha, PRADISON MARIYADASAN, JISHNU BALAKRISHNAN.
Hero I-League, today, witnessed a nail-biting encounter as the fight for southern supremacy saw Chennai City FC defeat Gokulam Kerala FC 3-2 at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode. The match saw three marching orders and five goals much to the interest of 19-thousand odd crowd at the EMS Corporation Stadium, who found it rather hard to take their eyes off the game after a slow first half.
The first half started on a dull note as both the teams were failing to gain any momentum. Neither Chennai nor the home side Gokulam was picking up the pace as the build-up play was very slow from both the teams. In the 24th minute, Gokulam got a free-kick just outside the box and Marcus Joseph took the shot straight to the keeper. In the 33rd minute, another chance came for Gokulam when a ball from the right flank into the box was met by a weak header by Henry Kisekka and it was easily cleared by the Chennai keeper.
Chennai who was looking out of sorts for most of the half brought in a change as Pravitto Raju, a midfielder came on for Tarif Akhand in the 37th minute. A change in the formation worked wonders for Chennai as a through ball from the left side of the mid-field went through three Gokulam defenders and Fito Miranda was there to receive it.
In the 45th minute, he very swiftly put the ball passed the Gokulam keeper and Chennai was ahead against the run of play with the Gokulam defenders left to appeal helplessly for an offside. The goal pumped in renewed energy and Adolfo Miranda was again in the thick of things, his through ball was met by Katsumi Yusa’s run and a shot which was saved by the home team keeper.With no further goal in the half, Chennai went into the half leading 1-0 against the Kerala outfit.
The play resumed and Gokulam was on the attack. In the 51st minute, a chance came the way of Marcus Joseph from a lob over the defenders but poor control let him down and Santana made a good save to keep him out.In the 55th minute, things went from bad to worse for Gokulam as a mistake in the midfield set up a counter for Chennai. Katsumi got the ball and passed it to Adolfo Miranda whose shot was stopped the Gokulam keeper but off the rebound, Pravitto Raju made no mistake and his left-footed shot put the visitors 2-0 up in the match.
Gokulam had no other option but to attack to make something out of the match. In the 73rd minute, Marcus Joseph got a free-kick just outside the box and a beautiful curling shot was saved by a diving Santana to his right. Another chance came three minutes later when Henry Kisseka made a brilliant run and but a Marcus Joseph effort was fended away by Santana.The save set off a counter-attack and Syed Suhail Pasha led from the front in the attack. With some great skills inside the box he turned the defender inside out and a perfectly placed low cross at the feet of Sriram B, who tapped in the third goal for Chennai with 77 minutes ticking on the clock.
Gokulam, though, pulled a goal back very soon, in the 81st minute, as Shibil Muhammed’s shot from outside the box found the back of the net. The score now stood at 3-1 in favour of Chennai.An unfortunate even though took place as a head-on collision between Bhaskaran and a Chennai attacker ended up with the Kerala goalkeeper being taken off the field in an ambulance. With no substitutions left, Gokulam was down to 10 men and Amiri put on the gloves.
It was the edge of the seat stuff and a free-kick for Marcus Joseph in the 90th minute from the left side of the Chennai box found the substitute Shibil Muhammed again and he made no mistake scoring the second for the home team as well as himself.Gokulam was losing their cool now, as an uncalled temper tantrum by Mohamed Irshad in the added time earned him a second yellow. Within a minute, Gokulam were down to eight men when Haroon Amiri joined in the act with a rash tackle on Sriram.
The roller coaster continued, as it was now Chennai’s turn for inviting a send-off. Mashoor Shareef, who came with just five minutes left in the regulation time, earned his second yellow card within just ten minutes of being on the field.It was intense and there was more drama to unfold as Henry Kisseka got a golden chance with moments to go before the end of the match, but his shot went just wide of the post. The match, which gave the impression that it won’t end finally came to a closure with Chennai escaping narrowly with a 3-2 win.Chennai City Sriram B won the Hero of the Match award. Chennai City, with eight points from six matches, have now risen to fourth in the Hero I-League table.
04.01.2020: GOKULAM KERALA
AIZAWL FC (FT.)
: Abdoulaye Kanoutie 14'
: Marcu Joseph 70'
: Joseph Adji (21' AIZAWL)
: Marcus Leric Jr Joseph ( GOKULAM KERALA)
: Naocha Singh, ANDRE DENNIS CHAZ ETTIENNE, Mohamed Irshad Thaivalappil, NATHANIEL JUDE GARCIA, Marcus Leric Jr Joseph, MUHAMMAD RASHID K, Kshetrimayum Malemnganba Meitei, Vigneshwaran Baskaran, JESTIN GEORGE, SEBASTIAN THANGMUANSANG, Henry Kisekka.
: Lalremruata, Joseph Adjei, Juuko Richard Kassaga, Rochharzela, Paul Ramfangzauva, Abdoulaye Kanoute, ISAK VANLALRUATFELA, Joe Zoherliana, Alfred Kemah Jaryan, C.Lalrosanga, William Lalnunfela
16.12.2019: Mohun Bagan
Gokulam Kerala FC (FT..)
Fran Gonzalez 23'(P), 47'
Marcus Joseph 45'+4'(P)
Sankar Roy(Mohun Bagan)
: Sankar, Ashutosh, Morante, Daniel, Gurjinder, Colinas, Beitia, Naorem, Sk Sahil, Suhair, Fran Gonzalez.
:Ubaid, Naocha, Amiri, Irshad, Garcia, Joseph, Malemnganba, Jestin, Muthu, Sebastian, Henry
Mohun Bagan beat Gokulam Kerala FC after a dramatic encounter here at Kalyani Stadium.
90'+5':Marcus Joseph's shot from free kick, went wide.
to Gurjinder, second yellow card results a red card to Gurjinder for a bad tackle. Free kick to Gokulam Kerala FC
90'+2':Lalromawia's shot, went wide.
90'+1':OFF THE POST!! Marcus's brilliant shot, save by Sankar, Rahul's shot deflected by post, and another shot went over the bar.
90':4 minutes of added time.
88':GOAL DISALLOWED!! Sankar failed to control the ball properly, Henry collects the ball and put it in net. Linesman raises the flag due to OFFSIDE.
87':Foul against Garcia, free kick to Gokulam Kerala FC.
85':Subha Ghosh with another counter attack, this time his shot went wide.
83':Subha Ghosh with good long run, but no one to support him in upwards. His pass cleared
81':Garcia's cross after corner kick cleared, Marcus's shot, off target. Another close chance to Gokulam Kerala FC
80':Cross in Mohun Bagan defence, Daniel cleared. Garcia's cross blocked and went to corner.
to Gurjinder for his bad tackle to Amiri.
Substitution for Mohun Bagan:
Subha Ghosh in place of Nongdamba Naorem.
74':Lalromawia with another powerful left footed shot, off target.
71':Lalromaria's powerful shot and Sankar's fist cleared the ball.
70':Marcus Joseph's through, good covering by Morante to clear it.
69':Chullova's cross, went straight to Ubaid's hand.
67':Md. Salah missed a open sitter. Henry's square pass, finds Salah but his shot went over the bar from 5 yards.
Substitution for Gokulam Kerala FC:
Lalromawia in place of Sebastian.
65':Md. Salah's cross from left flank, went wide.
63':Corner cleared and a counter attack through Suhair, but Muthu Mayakkannan committed foul.
62': Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Chullova in place of injured Julen Colinas.
62':Marcus Joseph's long ranger from 40 yards, good save by Sankar. Corner to Gokulam.
59':Julen Colinas is injured, treatment going on.
58':Fran Gonzalez with another long range attempt this time, but ball went wide.
Substitution for Gokulam Kerala FC:
Md. Salah in place of Malemnganba Meitei.
55':Marcus Joseph's long range attempt, went wide.
54':Foul against Gonzalez, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
52':Marcus Joseph with another try, Sankar cleared it, return shot of Sebastian went wide.
50':Suhair's shot from Beitia's corner, went wide.
49':Another move through Colinas in right, corner to Mohun Bagan again.
Fran Gonzalez's header from Beitia's corner, finds the net.
46':Second half resumed.
Gokulam Kerala FC equalized against Mohun Bagan in the last minute of the first half to make the score 1-1 at the end of first half.
Marcus Joseph scored from the spot kick.
to Gokulam Kerala FC after Colinas committed foul against Sebastian in box.
45'+1':Naorem's forward pass to Colinas, but he is in OFFSIDE position this time.
45':3 minutes of added time.
41':Marcus Joseph's free kick, deflected and Sankar save the ball.
39':Free kick to Gokulam Kerala FC for hand ball.
38':Gokulam's corner, cleared in defence.
37':Marcus's shot, deflected and cleared by Sankar. Marcus 's another shot, deflected and went wide. Corner to Gokulam.
35':Another long ranger from Gokulam, went over the bar.
34':Garcia's free kick, Amiri's header went wide.
33':Colinas's back volley, after Ubaid missed one ball from a rare misunderstanding in Gokulam Defence, but the ball goes wide.
31':Garcia's free kick, went wide
30':Foul against Marcus Joseph against Naorem. Free kick to Gokulam Kerala FC.
29':Foul against Naorem, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
to Ashutosh Mehta for another same situation. Game stopped for another ill-tempered situation.
25':Some bit of ill-tempered situation between Naocha and Ashutosh.
Fran Gonzalez scored from the spot kick.
Colinas's through to find Ashutosh, bad tackle by Ubaid results penalty to Mohun Bagan.
21':Colinas's forward through to Suhair, but Kerala defence cleared it. Big appeal for penalty, referee denied it.
18':Beitia's long ranger, Ubaid made a good stop to deny to clear the attack.
17':Marcus Joseph's cross to find Henry, went straight to Sankar's hand.
12':Score remains still goalless between Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerala FC. M0hun Bagan maintaining better procession so far in the game.
9':Cross to Henry, he chest trap the ball but couldn't control it as Gurjinder cleared the ball.
8':Beitia's free kick, Ubaid's fist clear the move.
7':Foul on Suhair near left corner. Free kick to Mohun Bagan.
4':Suhair's shot, went straight to Ubaid's hand.
4':Beitia's free kick, Ubaid's mistake but he save it in second try.
2':Garcia's free kick, went wide.
1':Colinas's cross from right flank, cleared in defence.
0': Gokulam Kerala FC will face Mohun Bagan today at 5 PM at Kalyani Stadium.
06.12.2019 : INDIAN ARROWS
GOKULAM KERALA FC (FT)
: Henry Kisseka 49'
:ANDRE DENNIS ( 78' GKFC)
: Rv.Horpiam( INDIANARROWS)
: Ajin Tom, Akash Mishra, Vikram Pratap Singh, Aman Chetri, M. Givson Singh, Saurabh Meher, Samik Mitra, Ricky John Shabong, Harmanpreet Singh, Rv. Hormipam, Lalliansanga Renthlei
: UBAID C.K, Naocha Singh, Haroon Amiri, Andre Dennis, Mohamed Irshad Thaivalappi, Nathanil Garcia, Marcus Joseph, Md. Rashid K, Jestine GEorge, Sebastian THANGMUANSANG, Henry Kisekka.
AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: Ugandan forward Henry Kisekka’s quality finish ensured title favourites Gokulam Kerala FC put it over a young, resilient and at times impressive Indian Arrows side by a solitary goal, in a 13th Hero I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan in Goa. The Arrows gave the in-form Malabarians a mighty scare, particularly after the latter had to play the last 15 minutes with 10 men.
Gokulam coach Valera played both Kisekka and Trinidadian captain Marcus Joseph upfront while Arrows’ new coach Shanmugam Venkatesh also began with a regulation 4-4-2, with Vikram Partap Singh and Aman Chetri upfront. Gokulam started strongly and both Joseph and Kisekka missed a couple of sitters in the opening 20 minutes of the game. The Arrows, however, found their grooves by then and Vikram Partap was impressed with his surging runs down the right.
By the time the half ended, Gokulam were left wondering what they needed to do to break down the young Arrows as their goal was being manned more-than-ably by the young Samik Mitra, who also had a good confident half.After the breather, and quite against the run of play, Gokulam went ahead within five minutes of the resumption. A long ball found Kisekka on the top of the Arrows box on the right. The Ugandan got away from his markers in a flash and neatly placed the ball in the left-hand corner of the Arrows net.
The game continued to ebb and flow and then in the 76th minute, a wonderful Gokulam move resulted in a Joseph header deflecting off a defender and going in, but Samik brought off a brilliant save again to deny Joseph on the day.Five minutes later, Etienne brought down an onrushing Aman Chetri after the young forward had dispossessed him in-front of goal and was headed towards it. With just the keeper ahead, the referee had no option but to give marching orders to the burly Trinidadian centre-back.
AIFF I-LEAGUE 2019-20 (GOKULAM KERALA ALL RESULT / SCORERS)
30.11.2019 : GOKULAM KERALA FC
NEROCA FC (FT..)
Henry 44', Marcus 49'
T Sampson 88'
: Marcus Joseph (Gokulam Kerala)
Ubaid, Huidrom, Amiri, Andre, Irshad, Garcia, Marcus, Rashid, Jestin, Thangmuansang, Henry
Marvin, Diawara, Sampson, Ahongshangbam, Kouami, Romtan, Zodingliana, Chanso, Shaikhom, Khanngam, Boubacar
AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: In front of a packed audience of 31,184 home fans, Gokulam Kerala got their Hero I-League 2019-20 season underway on a positive note by pulling off a 2-1 victory over Manipur’s NEROCA FC at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode on Saturday (November 30, 2019). Goals from Henry Kisekka in the 43rd minute and Marcus Joseph in the 49th minute almost took the home side to victory before Taryk Sampson pulled one back for the visitors late in the game.
Both returning coaches fielded a line-up signalling attacking intent. The spearheading duo of Marcus Joseph and Henry Kisekka, to nobody’s surprise, featured in the Starting XI. Trinidadian Andre Etienne started in defence with Nathaniel Garcia in the heart of midfield.
NEROCA FC opted for a less cautious approach, with coach Gift Raikhan fielding a 3-5-2 formation. New signing and club skipper, Trinidadian veteran Marvin Devon Phillip started in goal with his young compatriot Taryk Sampson starting in defence while Malian forward Boubacar Diarra was the focal point of Neroca offence. It was the home side that dictated the tempo of the game right from the kick-off whistle. With rigid pressing and stitched passes, Gokulam were looking to make the most of their attacking arsenal.
They had a golden chance to take the lead in the 16th minute when a cross from the left flank found Kisekka, who had a free header to capitalize on, but his effort was off the mark. The Ugandan, along with Marcus Joseph, remained a constant threat throughout the game.In the 35th minute, Marcus Joseph had a free-kick which he attempted shoot under the wall, but it ricocheted off the defence and fell at his feet again, which he attempts to volley but his effort missed the mark by a whisker, sailing over the crossbar.
The deadlock was broken in the 43rd minute, when Henry Kisekka’s left-footed effort from close range found the back of the net to send Gokulam in front, going into half-time. The second half began the way the first half had ended in. In the 49th minute, across from the right flank found Marcus Joseph inside the box and he made no mistake in scoring from the open header to double the home side’s advantage.
Against the run of play, NEROCA finally pulled one back in the 88th minute. An acrobatic bicycle kick from Taryk Sampson off a set-piece gave the visitors a lifeline but it turned out to be nothing more than a consolation. The Malabarians earned all three points to get their season underway on a positive note, following up from their Durand Cup-winning pre-season form. Marcus Joseph was declared the Hero of the Match.
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