INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT
I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Bengaluru FC 1-3 win over Sporting Clube de Goa
28.02.2015: SPORTING GOA --- 1-3
BFC : Rooney 28', 45+1', Bekhokhei 86'
SCG : Wolef 67'
MOM : Rooney (BFC)
SCG : Ravi Kumar, Kalu, Martins, Victorino, Borges, Rojen, Passi, Cajetan, Rowllin, Jhingan, Garcia.
BFC : Ralte, Curtis, Johnson, Rooney, Robin, Sunil, Thoi, Rino, Eugene, Shankar, L'mawia
28.02.2015: SPORTING GOA --- 1-3---BENGALURU FC ( FT..)
BFC Press Release : A first-half brace by Sean Rooney and an acrobatic finish from substitute Beikhokhei Beingaichho less than 10 minutes from time gave Bengaluru FC a 1-3 win over Sporting Clube de Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Saturday.
Dominant in a game where his team had more than just a say, Ashley Westwood handed Rooney his first start after a sore groin saw him miss two League games and the striker justified the gaffer's faith with the pair. Bengaluru wasted no time in making little of Sporting's home advantage with quick passes and constant threats from the flanks.
Relentless in pursuit of a goal and healthy in possession, Bengaluru finally got what they were chasing in the 29th minute. Bombing down the left, Lalchhuanmawia sent in a cross that missed a leaping Robin Singh only to fall at Rooney's feet. The striker smartly chose composure over impulse before picking his corner and coolly dinking the ball beyond Ravi Kumar.
Rooney, who turns 26 on Sunday, scored his second in the first minute of added time. Placing the ball 30 yards out after Eugeneson Lyngdoh was hacked down, Rooney's take beat Kumar all ends up. The Australian's strike had a touch of history to it as the first goal scored from a free-kick for Bengaluru FC.
With trips to Mumbai and Indonesia over the next 10 days, Westwood decided to pull Rooney off for Beikhokhei Beingaichho at half-time and brought on Siam Hanghal for Lyngdoh a little ahead of the hour mark.
Not making much of the two-goal lead, Bengaluru kept making dangerous forays into the Sporting box. However, it was the hosts who scored against the run of play through substitute Anthony Wolfe. Picking the ball up from an Ogba Kalu header, Wolfe beat a high line of defence before his lob sailed over a charging Lalthuammawia Ralte, and bounced into an open goal.
Refusing to sit pretty with possession, Bengaluru kept storming the Sporting box for a third. Robin and Beingaichho were both beaten to the ball from a delightful Lalchhuanmawia cross as the Sporting defence kept soaking in the charge by the visitors. However, the pressure was proving too much to sustain and Beingaichho eventually got the goal that put the game beyond question.
Picked out by Hanghal down the right, Robin sent in a cross that Chhetri hit on target only to see the ball come off a defender and loop perfectly for Beingaichho to acrobatically volley home and kill any chance of sharing a point Sporting wouldn’t have deserved.
FT : MATCH END. Bengaluru win the away against Sporting Goa 3-1.
86': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Bekhokhei scored 3rd for Bengaluru FC.
67': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Anthoney Wolef reduced the margin for sproting.
HT : Bengaluru FC is leading 2-0.
45+1': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 2-0 to Bengaluru FC and 2nd goal of Rooney.
40': 1-0 to Bengaluru FC.
31': SPORTING GOA STILL NO WIN SO FAR IN THE LEAGUE.
30': SCORE LINE : SCG 0-1 BENGALURU
28': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Bengaluru Scored goal. Roony scored off a header.
27': YELLOW CARD - ROGEN SINGH of BFC.
22': Bengaluru earnd 2 corner kicks but unable to score.
20': NO SCORE - 0-0.
14': YELLOW CARD - SPORTING'SA Sumeet Passi .
13': YELLOW CARD - RINO of BENGALURU.
10': SCORE LINE is 0-0.
9': YELLOW CARD To Robin singh of Bengaluru.
6': STILL NO WIN OF SPORTING GOA IN I-LEAGUE.
5': Score line : 0-0.
4': Free kick to BFC, Chhteri shot went wide.
PREVIEW : SCG PRESS RELEASE : Sporting Clube de Goa will take on current champions Bengaluru FC in round 8 of the HERO I-League at PJN Stadium, Fatorda, in Goa on Saturday. The kick off time is 4.30pm.
Sporting Goa are still seeking their first win of the season having collected just 3 points after six games with three draws and three losses, which has left them currently bottom of the standings. On the flipside, Bengaluru are currently riding high in fourth place with 10 points, after having won three, drawn one and lost three.
In Sporting Goa's last game they were held to a 1-1 draw by Pune, despite dominating proceedings. "It has taken us time to find our form, but after the last performance I am sure my players will rise to the occasion against Bengaluru," stated Sporting Goa Coach Mathew Costa. Bengaluru were defeated 1-4 by Mohun Bagan in their last league match which ended a three game run of clean sheets. Bengaluru's defence will be boosted by the return of their tough tackling defender Curtis Osana who was suspended for that tie.
In midweek Bengaluru comfortably overcame Maziya of the Madilves 2-1 in the AFC Cup which did their confidence the world of good. Marquee midfielder Joshua Walker pulled up with a hamstring problem and is set to miss this game. A whole host of Indian national team probables will be on show, giving them an opportunity to make a final impression on India Coach Stephen Constantine, before the squad is pruned down further.
Five Bengaluru stars, namely Keegan Pereira, Rino Antao, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Sunil Chetri and Robin Singh are on the India seniors list, while Shankar Sampingiraj, Siam Hangal, Udanta Singh are for the U-23 camp.Sporting Goa defender Sandesh Jhingan has been shortlisted for the Indian senior team probables, while Ravi Kumar, Mauvin Borges, Sumeet Passi and Brandon Fernandes have been called up for the U-23 team camp. Although Brandon is still out injured and is set to miss this game.
The two sides have met four times in the past with Bengaluru winning three games while the other was a draw.