INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT

I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Salgaocar beat Bharat FC 5-1 AT HOME

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24.05.2015 : SALGAOCAR SC ---- 5-1 ---- BHARAT FC - ( 90'..) ||
SAL : Darrel Duffy 3', 49', Bikash Jairu 8' Douhou 59', 84', BFC : Chris Bright 63'
SAL : SABROSA,NIKAC,IZUMI,AHMED,RALTE,SUEOKA,GANESH,HAOKIP,RAMU,LUGUN
BFC : Sahinlal,SINGH, Jaaron, NABI, RAVANAN, HASSELL, Boco, DIAS, BRIGHT, SINGH, SINGHAM

salgaocar 5-1 bharatfc BFC PRESS RELEASE: A disappointing evening at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda ended with Bharat FC going down 5-1 to a masterful Salgaocar FC side. A brace each from Douhou Pierre and Darryl Duffy coupled with a strike from BikashJairu ensured that Salgaocar Fc earned a stylish victory over the Lions. New Zealand international striker, Kris Bright, scored Bharat FC's lone goal, converting a second half penalty. The result sees Bharat FC drop down to 11th spot on the Hero I-League table with 18 points from 19 games.

Salgaocar FC climb up to seventh spot after the victory with 21 points from 19 games. Bharat FC did not have the best of openings to the game as a long ZakeerMundampara ball in the third minute found Darryl Duffy in the Lions' penalty box. The Scottish striker took the ball down expertly, cut past the covering Omar Jarun and slotted the ball home to give Salgaocar FC the lead.

Five minutes later, Bharat FC found themselves two down after great work from UmeshHarijan down the right flank found Douhou Pierre in an inch of space just outside the Bharat FC box. The Ivorian attacking midfielder unselfishly squared the ball to an unmarked BikashJairu on the left and the forward's emphatic finish past ShahinlalMeloly doubled the Greens’ advantage.

The Lions almost pulled a goal back in the 11th minute when an expertly placed Steven Dias shot from 20 yards out had Salgaocar FC goalkeeper Karanjit Singh scrambling. The dipping shot saw Karanjit desperately lunge to his right, his fingertips deflecting the ball just wide of the post. Bharat FC kept on putting pressure, the midfield led by RomualdBoco and Bobby Hassell keeping the ball and allowing the wide players to find space.

In the 20th minute, RomualdBoco gathered the ball after Subash Singh had knocked down a long diagonal ball outside the box. Boco's low grounder seemed headed for the corner only for Karanjit's outstretched arm to deny the midfielder. In the 22nd minute, Kris Bright had perhaps one of the clearest chances. Boco did well to find space down the left wing and send in a measured cross. Bright, who was a couple of yards away from the six-yard box, got a solid connection but unfortunately the striker seemed to have too much height on the ball seeing it fly over the post.

The Lions continued to create chances but were unable to find the final ball needed to unlock the Salgaocar FC defense. The third goal arrived in the 49th minute as Darryl Duffy got his second, finishing low and hard past ShahinlalMeloly off another ZakeerMundampara long ball.

Bobby Hassell saw a powerful header saved in the 57th minute before Douhou Pierre put Salgaocar FC 4-0 up with a deft chip over Meloly after another long ball caught out the Bharat FC defense. The Lions pulled one goal back in the 64th minute when Syed Rahim Nabi's low cross was handled by Augustin Fernandes in the Salgaocar FC box. Kris Bright stepped up and smashed the penalty high into the right corner, giving Bharat FC a sniff of a comeback.

However, Salgaocar FC seemed to be in no mood to let up as Douhou Pierre scored his second and the Greens' fifth with a wonderfully taken goal in the 85th minute. A short corner saw Mundampara cut the ball back for Douhou who took one touch away from the defender and blasted a high drive towards goal.

The ball clipped the underside of the cross-bar before nestling into the back of the net. Salgaocar FC's comprehensive victory ensured that Bharat FC will require nothing less than a win in its last league match against Mumbai FC on the 30th to steer clear of the bottom of the Hero I-League.

84': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL : 5-1 to Salgaocar. Douhou scored the 5th.
63': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL 4-1. Chris Bright reduced one.
59': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL : 4-0 to Salgaocar. Douhou scored the 4th.
49': GOALLLLLLLLL : 2nd goal of Duffy. 3-0 for Salgaocar.
HT: 2-0 for Salgaocar.
8': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 2-0 to SALGAOCAR. Bikash jairu scored.
3': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 1-0 for Salgaocar Darrel Duffy scored.
0m: MATCH WILL START FROM 4.30 PM

After Shillong blip, Bharat FC eyereturn to winning ways

BFC PRESS RELEASE: Bharat FC will be looking to bounce back to winning ways as they take on Salgaocar FC on Sunday evening with both sides on a rather precarious footing in the Hero I-League. The match will kick-off at 4.30 pm at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Bharat FC are in ninth position in the Hero I-League table having garnered 18 points from 18 matches. Salgaocar FC on the other hand are placed rock-bottom with as many points as Bharat FC in 18 games.

The Lions though will take heart from the fact that they had managed to prevail over Salgaocar FC, 2-0, the last time the two sides met. On that February night, goals from Subash Singh and Kris Bright had given Bharat FC a comprehensive victory. However, the Lions do not come into this game with the best of results behind them. Bharat FC conceded three second-half goals to go down 3-1 against ShillongLajong FC in Shillong, a match where Bharat FC had opened the scoring and were ahead in the first 45 minutes. Salgaocar FC on the other hand played out a staid 0-0 draw against local rivals Dempo SC in their last league encounter.

Bharat FC head coach, Stuart Watkiss, said that Sunday’s game was a huge day for everyone at the club. “In our last three matches, we have played some great football. Beating Mohun Bagan and Pune FC were great achievements and everyone in the team really pulled their weight. Unfortunately we could not keep the momentum going against Lajong and we paid the price. Tomorrow we aim to correct the mistak

Watkiss said that Salgaocar FC would prove to be tough opposition and that the Goan side would come hard at his team as they look to move away from the drop-zone. “Salgaocar have a lot of quality around them. They have some great players and a very talented coach. They are last on the table and I don’t think they would want to stay there for too long. It is going to be a very tough game and I am sure the lads will need to be switched on for the entirety of the 90 minutes if they want to come out with a positive result,” he said.

Bharat FC will be missing out on the services of first choice goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya. The 25-year-old will miss the last two games of the season due to an ankle injury. Midfielder Tomba Singh has also been ruled out due to an ankle problem. The rest of the Bharat FC squad are fit and available for selection.

Salgaocar FC head coach, Derrick Pereira, said that Sunday’s game kicked off what will be the club’s biggest week of the season. “Tomorrow we face a very strong team. A team that wants to win and finish as high up on the table as possible. We know what we have to do. We are not in the most ideal situation but we definitely believe that we have the team and the ability to stay in this league and I am sure my players will prove that to everyone tomorrow,” he said.