INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT

I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Mumbai FC beat Salgaocar 3-0 at home.

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Mumbai FC await Wahindoh Shillong at home, while Salgaoncar will travel to Pune to take on Kalyani Bharat. 13.02.2014: MUMBAI FC --- ( 3-0 )--- SALGAOCAR SC ( FT...)
MFC : Kutti mani 6', Josimar 26', Jayesh Rane 90'
MFC : Nidhinlal, Chika, Justin, Ashutosh, Vashum, Kutty Mani, Josimar, Taisuke, Rafi, Rane, Allan.
SAL : Subrata, Mendes, Augustin, Kasonde, Gurjinder, Gilbert, Clifton, Rocus, Mascarenhas, Douhou, Duffy .. Referee: Ranjit Bakshi

Hero of the Match: Kuttimani - MFC

MFC PRESS RELEASE : Coach Khalid Jamil had stressed on the need for Mumbai FC to score early if they hoped to upset a confident Salgaoncar FC and his strike force did exactly that, scoring twice in the first half to have their rivals reeling. With Mumbai FC's defence doing admirably well to withstand the pressure from Salgaoncar's attacking forwards in the 2nd half, hardworking midfielder Jayesh Rane then scored on a quick breakaway with a minute to go to completely decimate the opposition 3-0 and register their first win in the I League, playing under lights at the Cooperage Football Stadium on Friday.

Goals by Sampath Kuttymani and Brazilian import Josimar Da Silva Martins in the 6th and 26th minute gave the home fans, numbering around 3000, plenty of reason to cheer. The good showing continued, with the midfield, marshaled by Japanese import Taisuke Matsugae, Jayesh Rane and Reisangmi Vashum dominating proceedings and hardly allowing balls to come through to the Salgaoncar forwards Darryl Duffy and Pierre Douhou. The defence also rallied behind the midfield and it was a determined performance in the second half from defenders Justin Stephen, Chika Wali, Ashutosh Mehta and Allan Dias that helped keep Salgaoncar at bay as they piled on the pressure, looking to reduce the margin.

Kuttymani put the home side ahead in the 6th minute, his on the run volley from the left after being set up by Kaisuke, giving Salgaoncar keeper Subrata Paul no chance. The pressure kept building on the Salgaoncar half and Josimar then showed why he is such a highly rated striker, when he leapt high to head down powerfully a cross by Jayesh Rane on the right. It was Ashutosh Mehta who intercepted just inside the Salgaoncar half and made a confident run at the defence before slipping the ball to Rane. The measured cross beat the defence and found Josimar, who made no mistake with his header. Mumbai FC goalkeeper Nidhin Lal also did well to keep out a couple of good attempts from Clifton Dias and then dived to his left to palm away a well struck free kick by Gurjinder Kumar.

Salgaoncar coach Derrick Pereira felt his team just did not adjust to the conditions and the pace of the match in the first half, which led to them conceding two goals. "A lapse in concentration from Clifton let Kaisuke through and it was great strike from Kuttymani. The second goal was also a well-planned move. It's very difficult to get back against a team like Mumbai FC, once they start dominating,” admitted Pereira. On the second half, the coach said that their plan was to apply all out pressure and try to reduce the margin, but it was just not their day. “We came close on a couple of occasions and the goalkeeper made some good saves, but that is football," signed off Pereira.

Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil, who could hardly control himself after Rane slotted the third goal and even bent low to kiss the turf, admitted that he was overjoyed and lost a bit of his control because this win, after 4 matches, was sorely needed. "Full credit to my players, who worked extremely hard for this win," said Jamil. He did not single out any player, but said that his team was starting to believe in themselves and playing together as a unit. He signed off with a word of caution, hoping "His players would keep their heads as there were still a lot of matches to be played."

Mumbai FC await Wahindoh Shillong at home, while Salgaoncar will travel to Pune to take on Kalyani Bharat.

13.02.2014: MUMBAI FC --- ( 3-0 )--- SALGAOCAR SC ( FT...)
MFC : Kutti mani 6', Josimar 26', Jayesh Rane 90'
MFC : Nidhinlal, Chika, Justin, Ashutosh, Vashum, Kutty Mani, Josimar, Taisuke, Rafi, Rane, Allan.
SAL : Subrata, Mendes, Augustin, Kasonde, Gurjinder, Gilbert, Clifton, Rocus, Mascarenhas, Douhou, Duffy .. Referee: Ranjit Bakshi

Hero of the Match: Kuttimani - MFC
FULL TIME. Mumbai FC beat Salgaocar in 3-0.
90'+4':Players Change in Mumbai FC: Abhishek in place of Jayesh.
90'+3':Players Change in Mumbai FC: Paresh in place of Vasum.
90'+2':Duffy's shot went wide from corner.
90'+1':Brilliant shot by Karma and a fine save by Nidhin, corner to Salgaocar
90':4 minutes of added time.
90':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Counter attack and a cool finish by Jayesh Rane. Brilliant run of Jayesh from a pass of Joshimer.
88':Players Change in Salgaocar: Karma in place of Gilbert
84':Salgaocar maintaining better procession but score line remains same.
77':Chance to Bojash from short corner, but he slipped
76':Salgaocar's move, Ashutosh cleared the ball. Corner to Salgaocar.
73':Duffy's shot, went wide
70':Bad tackle to Joshimar, treatment going on.
67':Attack through Joshimar, but he is in offside position.
65':Players Change in Salgaocar: Bikash in place of Brian
61': Yellow Card: to Ashutosh for his bad tackle.
56':Brilliant shot of Douhou but what a goal line header to clear the ball.
53':Vashum looked injured, match stopped.
49':Nidhinlal save the ball from free kick.
48':Taisuke committed a foul, free kick to Salgaocar.
46':Duffy's long ranger, from corner, went wide.
46':Second half resumed.
HT : MUMBAI FC 2-0 SALGAOCAR
45': 2 minute added time.
45': Still Mumbai FC is leading 2-0 over Salgaocar.
27': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2nd goal of Mumbai FC now leading 2-0 through Brazilian Joshimar.
18': YELLOW CARD - Dias of MFC.
17': CHANGE - MFC : Rafi out and Pereira in.
17': Salgaocar beat East Bengal 3-1 in their last I-League match while Mumbai FC drew 0-0 to Sporting Goa in last I-League match.
14': In last Federation Cup, Salgaocar beat Mumbai FC 2-1.
12': SALGAOCAR is unbeaten to Mumbai FC in their last 5 I-League matches.
6': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Mumbai FC score. Kuttimani scored for Mumbai FC.
5': No score. 0-0.
1': Match starts.

PREVIEW - AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Mumbai FC take on Salgaocar FC in their second home game of the season as they lock horns with the Greens from Goa at the Cooperage Ground on Friday. On paper, it's a no match. Going into the Round 6 Hero I-League encounter, Salgaocar are unbeaten in three matches. They have scored five goals and conceded one; and sit pretty at third position on the table, with just two points behind leaders Pune FC.

In a stark contrast, their opponents and hosts, Mumbai FC, have had anything but smooth sailing. They are yet to record a win this season, have scored just three goals and find themselves at the bottom of the 11-team table. But matches are not won on paper and Derrick Pereira knows that. The veteran tactician returns to the ground where he has enjoyed most success in his managerial career and a win against Mumbai FC at the Cooperage would take his side to the top of the table, albeit temporarily until Pune FC and Royal Wahingdoh play their matches over the weekend.

Salgaocar come into the match with a comprehensive, morale-boosting 3-1 win over East Bengal. Much of their transformation after a slow start has been due to the return of their Scottish striker Darryl Duffy, who also scored a goal against the Kolkata giants. Duffy combined brilliantly with midfielder Douhou Pierre and the duo caused plenty of problems for East Bengal. Pereira will be hoping for more of the same from them on Friday against a Mumbai defence that was hardly tested by Sporting Clube de Goa in the previous round.

Pereira said: 'We had our best performance in the last match against East Bengal. Douhou and Darryl have played together for several matches and they're combining well which is good for us. Khalid Jamil's side has a reputation of being a tough opponent and we are expecting nothing less tomorrow.'

After enduring a poor start to the season, Mumbai FC put an improved show against fellow-strugglers Sporting Clube de Goa but lack of quality in the final third would be worrying for Khalid Jamil. Their Japanese acquisition Taisuke Matsugae was influential in the midfield but got little help from others up front. In absence of quality support from their midfield, strikers Josimar da Silva and Mohammad Rafi have not been able to pose threat to rival defences.

Veteran midfielder Climax Lawrence is still a doubtful starter Mumbai. They've added Abhishek Yadav to their roster while Paresh Shivalkar too is fit to return. For Salgaocar, Karanjit Singh, Umesh Harijan and Saran Singh are still unfit but their marquee player Francis Kasonde will start Friday's match, Pereira informed.