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I-League: Johnson heads BFC to the top

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06.10.2013: Bengaluru FC   1-0   United SC (BENG - FT.)
BEN : Pawan, Vishal, Osano, John, Rooney, Menyongar, Sunil, Darren, Beikhokhei, Hangal, Keegan.
USC Sangram, Bello, Anupam, Deepak, Dhanachandra, Asif K, Souvik, Jayanta, Ranti, Eric, Rafique.

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BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC catapulted to the top of the I-League after John Johnson headed home early against United SC to give the hosts a 1-0 victory in a Round Three game of the I-League at the consistently-packed Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bangalore, on Sunday.

Johnson, who looks like making scoring with headers a habit, gave proof early on. Beikhokhei Beingaichho, who made it three assists in two games, sent a perfect floater from a corner only for Johnson to power it into the United SC goal with the clock ticking on the fourth minute. The early lead working as an injection, Bengaluru FC kept pressing for the second and almost got it when Sunil Chhetri set up Darren Caldeira but the midfielder stuttered while connecting.

Unable to get the goal they wanted, Bengaluru were comfortable sitting back, giving a fantastic defensive display in the bargain. Curtis Osano and Johnson were reliable as always in the centre of defence while Menyongar and Caldeira were happy to ping the ball around in the middle. The Blues squandered a gilt-edged chance when Caldeira slid one in for Sean Rooney who shot tamely as the first half drew to an end.

Ranti Martins had a subdued game and coach Eelco Schattorie, who was sent off in the second half, admitted he thought of substituting the striker. "It all boiled down to fitness and we failed. We lacked power and sharpness and Bengaluru were good in defence. The goal they scored was a good one but as a keeper, you have to get out and punch those, said a distraught Schattorie.

Coach Ashley Westwood was pleased with the improvement his boys have been showing with every passing game. "We're setting our standards and getting our tactics right like we did today." Bengaluru did have some nervous moments toward the end but did well to see home safe. The win took Bengaluru to 7 points from three games and Westwood's boys, who take on Mohammedan Sporting on Thursday, are yet to be beaten.

LIVE COMENTARY - JAYDIP DASGUPTA

FT : Bangalore FC won by the solitary goal scored by Johnson.UNITED FIRST DEFEAT IN THE LEAGUE.
90': 3 minute added time.
88': Ranty failed to convert.His head straight to Pawan Kumar.
85': Bangalore leading by 1-0 . United had the chances in the second session, but failed to convert.
82': PLAYER CHANGE : BFC: Sunil out and Metei in.
80': ELCO - THE UNITED COACH SENT OFF FROM THE GROUND.
77': Eric Brown freekick hit the Bangalore defensive wall.
74': Pawan Kumar saved an open chance from Biswajit Biswas who recieved a forward passfrom Jayanta.
71': Deepak Mondal shown the yellow cardfor direct charrge on Darren.
70': Ranty failed to head a Eric Brown centre from the right. Open chance waisted.
62': PLAYER CHANGE: USC : Snehasish in and Souvik out.
60': PLAYER CHANGE: BFC : Robin Sinng in and Rooney out.
60': Sangram saved a Darren shot.
58': United have gone all out in the attack playing more number of passes among themselves, but still trailing.
55': min Souvik cross went over the bar. Banglarore FC leading 1-0.
49': Ranty kicked wide over the cross bar.
48': Ronney failed to head in the open goal from Bishal Kumar's centre.
46': Chetri'sheader went over the bar from across from the right
46': 2nd Half kicked off.
It's a mediocre brand of soccer in the 1st session. Both the teams trying to control the midfield,but a number of miss passes between them has been observed.Eric Brown and Souvik Chakroborty tried to initiate some attacks but the Bangalore deep defense were well control of the situation.On the other hand Bangalore could have increased the margin . but easy chances were wasted by Rooney and Chetri as they cot the opportunity due to the weak deep defense of United.
HALF TIME : Bangalore leading by the early minutes goal by Johnson.
45': 2 minute added time.
44': Still Bengaluru FC is leading 1-0 courtesy Jonson.
42': A faulty clearance by Sangram Chetri failed to headsin the open goal.
40': Bangalore deep defense well control of the situation leading by Johnson.
40': Bangalore are in search of their second goal .Increased to play more passes in the midfield.
37': Rooney failed to place in the open goal.
27': Darren missed a open chance after receiving a pass from Chetri from the left.
26':beautifil pass by Sunil to Dareen, his shot went wide.
27':It's another full house in Bengaluru Stadium
25': STill Bengaluru is leading 1-0.
25':Counter attack of Bengaluru FC, Rooney is in offside position
24':brilliant pass of Eric to Ranty, brilliant chance to Ranty. Ball is just beyond the reach of Ranty
22': Bengaluru is leading 1-0.
18': Brilliant free kick of Eric, well save by Keeper Pawan.
17': min Eric Brown 25 yards freekick saved by Pawan Kumar 15': Bangalore leading 1-0.It's a battle to control the mid field.
14':Long forward pass to Rooney, but he fails to beat offside trap.
12': Becokhoi 's corner cleared by United Defense.
11':Another corner to Bengaluru FC
10': Eric Brown free kick sailed over the back .Chance waisted.by USC
10': SAlgaocar is leading 1-0..
7': United SC'a attack, centre from left wing, good save by Pawan Kumar
3': Brilliant header by John Johnson . He heads of a corner of Beaokhoi Singh from the left, no chance to Sangram
2':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Jonson scores from corner.
1':Brilliant forward pass to Ranty, but he is in offside position
1': Match starts at Bengalore.

I-League: Salgaocar beat Mohammedan SC 3-0 at home match

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06.10.2013: Salgaocar   3-0   Mohammedan SC (GOA - FT.)
SAL : Karan, Nicolau, Augustin, Chika, Francis, Rocus, Clifton, Gilbert, Claude, Duffy
MSC : Somnath, Dhanarajan, Sandeep, Justine, Collin, Antony, Samsung, Penn, Israil, Tolgey and Joshimar

FT : Match end. Salgaocar beat Mohammedan SC 3-0 at home.
90': 4 minute added time. 3-0 leading by home team Salgaocar.
66': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3rd goal of Salgaocar.Augustin Fernandes score the goal from a header of Goilbert's cross..
62': MSC won 7 corners where Salgaocar got 5. 2 yellow card for MSC.
60': Still Salgaocar is leading 2-0.
48': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Salgaocar scored 2nd goal. Claude Gnakpa scores for Salgaocar
46':Second Half Starts between Salgaocar and Mohammedan SC
HT : Duffy scores for the home tem to take the lead 2 minutes before half time
43': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Duffy scores for the home team.
37': Tolgey's shot, goes over the bar. Another wasted chance by Mohammedan Sporting
27': Israil Gurung got a chance but again Karanjit came in advance and saved.
23': No score yt. Match result is 0-0.
14': Tolgey missed a chance as Karanjit well saved. 13': Salgaocar fot a corner but ball cleared.