INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT
I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Sony' brace helps Mohun Bagan to beat Defending Champions Bengaluru FC.
20.02.2014: MOHUN BAGAN --- 4-1
MMB : Sony 30', 76', Katsumi 85', Bikramjit 90'+2' :: BFC : Sunil 7'
MMB : Debjit, Pritam, Kingshuk, Bello, Dhanachandra, Bikramjit, Katsumi, Balwant, Sony, Sehnaj, Boya.
BFC : Ralte, Walker, Manju, Johnson, Keegan, Thoi, Eugene, Shankar, Vineeth, Robin, Sunil. REF : Ajit Meitei.
FULL TIME Mohun Bagan beat defending champion Bengaluru FC 4-1
90'+3' :Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Souvik Chakraborty in place of Bikramjit
90'+2' :GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Bikrajit's shot, Ralte fists the ball but it finds the net.
90'+1' :Chance to Meetei, his shot went over the bar
90' :4 minutes of added time
89' :John Johnson's header from long free kick, went wide
88' :Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Sabeeth in place of Balwant, Manish in place of Katsumi
87' :Counter attack through Sony, but this time it is OFFSIDE
86' :Long throw-in of Bengaluru FC, ball cleared in defence
85' :GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sony's pass, defence's bad clearance finds Katsumi, his header finds the net.
20.02.2014: MOHUN BAGAN --- 4-1--- BENGALURU FC ( FT..)
83' :Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Malem in place of Thoi
80' :Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Vishal in place of Sankar
79' :Bad tackle to Balwant, free kick to Mohun Bagan
79' :Move through Lyndoh, but ball went wide.
76' :GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Counter attack of Mohun Bagan and Sony finished it well
74' :Chance to Sony, his shot touched side net.
71' :Score line remains same.
69' :Bad tackle to Pankaj to Lyndoh, free kick to Bengaluru FC
66' :Yellow card to Sankar for his bad tackle to Sony.
65' :Balwant's grounder, straight to Ralte
64' :Keegan's long ranger from corner, went wide
63' :Good move of Mohun Bagan through Balwant, Boya and Sony but Boya finally committed a foul.
61' :Score remains still same. No such good move by both the teams.
56' :Dhanachandra's long throw-in, Ralte save the ball
54' :Sony's free kick, just wide.
51' :Chance to Robin, but his left footed shot outside box, went over the bar
50' :Bad tackle of Sehnaj to Sunil, free kick to Bengaluru FC
47' :Sehnaj's long ranger, easy to keeper Ralte
46' :Second half resumed
HT : SCORE LINE - Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC.
45' : 2 minute more..
45' : Yellow card to Kingshuk of Bagan.
44' : Robin and Kingshuk both injured in a 50-50 ball..
43' : Yellow card to Lyndoh of BFC as he fouled Sehnaz..
41' : Yellow card to Walkar of BFC as he fouled Yusa..
40' : SCORE LINE - Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC.
39' : Free kick to BFC but ball cleared..
38' : Balwant scored from Xony's pass but Ref says he was in offside..
37' : Injury to Robin of BFC and Debjit - GK of Bagan under in treatment.
35' : Corner for MMB from Sony's move but corner of Sony cleared.
35' : YELLOW CARD to Keegan of BFC who fouled Yusa.
30' : SCORE LINE - Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC.
29' : GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sony Nordy fantastic finish with a right footer from a close. It's mistake of BFC keeper who got a back pass but unable to clear proper which Sony collected well and scored with his brilliant skill.
29' : Jonson's close header went wide from a free kick of Vineeth..
26' : Free kick of Sony went to GK of BFC.
OTHER MATCH RESULT - 25' : SCORE LINE - MUMBAI FC 0-1 ROYAL.
23' : YELLOW CARD to Robin of BFC as he fouled Bikramjit.
21' : Chance missed by Sony Nordy in BFC box his shot deflceted from a defender.
20' : SCORE LINE - Mohun Bagan 0-1 Bengaluru FC.
19' : Chance missed by Lyndoh, Debjit saved for corner off his right sided gorunder. Foul of Bengaluru during the corner.
17' : Foul to Sony who was going through left wing. Bello's cross cleared from BFC box.
OTHER MATCH RESULT - 15' : SCORE LINE - MUMBAI FC 0-1 ROYAL.
15' : SCORE LINE - Mohun Bagan 0-1 Bengaluru FC.
14' : Good attack of Bagan from left bu Sony's lower grounder left footer saved by Ralte...
13' : Free kick of Suny Nordy went to Keeper's of Bengaluru...
12' : Free kick to Bagan..
10' : Corner to Mohun Bagan but Sony's shot went out of target.
8' : SCORE LINE - Mohun Bagan 0-1 Bengaluru FC.
7' : GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sunil Chhetri score from a brilliant header from a cross of Lyndoh.
5' : SCORE LINE 0-0.
4' : Long ranger of Sunil went to Debjit's hane.
2' : Good attempt of Bikramjiit from a long ranger but wide .
1' : Match starts at YBK 0' : Mohun Bagan in 5th position of League Table now got 8 point s from 4 matches while Bengaluru FC in 3rd place with 10 points from 6 matches.
0' Defending champions Bengaluru FC won their last match against shillong Lajong while Mohun Bagan made 1-1 against their arch rival East Bengal in last game.
0' : Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC is going to start.
BFC PRESS RELEASE : PREVIEW : Bengaluru FC return to the Salt Lake Stadium on the back of three solid wins when they play Mohun Bagan, in Kolkata, on Friday. The reigning I-League champions shrugged off a slow start to the campaign to move to third on the table and a win against Bagan could take the Blues to pole position should Mumbai FC beat leaders Royal Wahingdoh in Friday's other kick-off.
Ashley Westwood was pleased with the way his team went about things in the 2-0 win against Shillong Lajong last week despite playing most of the game with 10 men but said that the boys were focused on the game against a good Bagan side. 'We played Bagan in the Federation Cup and though the game ended a draw, it was a good and solid team that we came up against,' said Westwood at the pre-match press conference.
Though he has often voiced his opinion about past results meaning little, Westwood will remind his team about the fact that they are yet to be beaten by the Kolkata club in all competitions. The last time the teams squared off in the League, goals from Thoi Singh and Sean Rooney gave the Blues a 0-2 win at the Salt Lake and Bengaluru would be keen on turning up with a similar performance.
Bengaluru will be without central defender Curtis Osano who was sent off in the win over Lajong and NS Manju is expected to partner John Johnson at the back instead. Quizzed about whether Sunil Chhetri not being among the goals was a worry, Westwood made little of the observation. 'He is our best player and is in the best phase as a player with us at Bengaluru FC. If that means other players scoring because teams are focusing on blanking him out, it doesn’t worry me.'
Bagan played out a 1-1 draw against East Bengal in the Kolkata derby on Tuesday and coach Sanjoy Sen will have hoped his team has recovered for Friday's game. Burly Cameroonian striker Pierre Boya, who scored on the night, will partner with the quick Sony Norde and how they stack up against a stubborn Bengaluru defence that hasn't conceded a goal in three games, will make for an interesting sub-plot to the game.