BENGALUU FC BEAT SHILLONG LAJONG TO REACH TOP OF THE TABLE
24.01.2016 : BENGALURU FC -- ( 3-0 ) SHILLONG LAJONG - FT....
BFC : Vineeth 1', Kim Song 35', 60'
MOM : Kim Song - BFC
BFC: Ralte, Rino, Osano, Johnson, Chhuantea, Eugeneson, Alwyn, Zuala, Sunil, Kim, Vineeth
SLFC: Vishal, Robin, Nim, Sana, Pritam, Aibor, Penn, Rupert, Uilliams, Bipin, Fabio
MAN Of The Match: Kim - BFC
FULL TIME Bengaluru FC beat Lajong 3-0.
90'+1':Sunil's long ranger, went over the bar.
90': 3 minutes of added time.
83':Kim's shot, OFF THE POST.
78':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Thoi Singh in place of Alwyn George.
75':Yellow Card to Osano for his foul against Penn.
70':Eugeneson's left footed volley, just missed the post.
69':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Udanta in place of Vineeth.
63':Chance to Alwyn, but his shot over the bar.
62':Players Change in Lajong: Jacob in place of Robin.
60':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Kim added another one for Bengaluru FC.
57':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Sankar in place of Zuala.
Kim on song as Bengaluru FC prove too strong for Lajong
BFC PRESS RELEASE : Kim Song Yong struck his first two goals for the Blues before CK Vineeth gave Ashley Westwood's side an opener within a minute of kick-off (36 seconds) as Bengaluru FC handed Shillong Lajong a 3-0 defeat at the Kanteerava Stadium to go top of the I-League table, in Bengaluru, on Sunday.
Playing their first home game of the season, Bengaluru FC showed how strong a side they are, bossing play from the get-go. Westwood rung in a few changes to the side that beat Aizawl last week and the play was seamless. Alwyn George was handed his first start for the club while Lalchhuanmawia started at left-back with Keegan Pereira making way.
The Bengaluru FC faithful were nowhere near the end of their traditional opening chorus of ‘oh when the Blues’ when Vineeth forced them to end abruptly, scoring a minute within kick off. Picking a long ball from the defence, Alwyn slid in Kim’s chest down for an onrushing Vineeth, who met the ball with a slide before side-footing the ball past Vishal Kaith and into the far corner.
Fleetingly, Lajong seemed to be up for a fight as Uilliams burst into the box in the 12th minute only to see Bengaluru FC’s Lalthuammawia Ralte get down in time and collect the ball. But whatever little Lajong tried to throw at the Blues was met with more than just stiff resistance from John Johnson and Curtis Osano, who won every duel – aerial or on the ground.
In the 35th minute, a flowing move initiated from the back saw Lyngdoh with only the keeper to beat. The midfielder sent a low effort towards goal but Lajong goalkeeper Vishal Kaith parried but managed to direct the ball straight into Kim’s path who made no mistake from five yards out and with the goal at his mercy.The home side ended the half strongly, almost getting the third with John Johnson’s powerful header thundering back off the upright.
In the second half, Bengaluru coach Ashley Westwood shook things up a bit, withdrawing Zuala and bringing Shankar in at the hour-mark. Just five minutes later, a wonderfully weighted through-ball from midfield saw Kim escape the attentions of Chinglensana Singh, sliding off the central defender’s shoulder and bearing down on goal. Even though the Lajong keeper was quick to come off his line, Kim seemed to have picked his spot as he sent a measured effort into the corner of the goal.
With less than ten minutes left on the clock, Kim came close, twice, that too within seconds, to getting what would have been the first ever hat-trick by a BFC player. Picked out on the right, the striker unleashed a rasping shot with the outside of his boot only to see it come off the post and fall to Lalchhuanmawia. The left-back then sent in a perfect cross only for Kim to see it flash across his face.
With the game pretty much sealed for the Blues, the home side were content to hold on to possession, executing it to perfection, bringing the curtains down on an impressive performance which propelled them to the top of the I-League standings with 9 points from three games. Westwood side next travels to Mumbai where they take on Mumbai FC on January 27.
50':Ball cleared from corner and a counter attack of Bengaluru FC through Sunil and Vineeth. But Vineeth's cross cleared in defence.
49':Souza's free kick, deflected and corner to Lajong.
48':Yellow Card to Alwyn for bad tackle. Free kick to Lajong.
46':Second Half resumed.
HALF TIME Bengaluru FC leading 2-0 after the end of first half.
45'+3':Uilliams brilliant free kick, good clearance by keeper Ralte.
45'+2':Chance to Fabio from a counter attack through Penn. But shot went wide.
45'+1':Eugeneson's cross, Johnson's header OFF THE POST.
40':Yellow Card to Aibor for his bad tackle to Zuala.
35':GOALLLLLLLLLLL Kim scored for Bengaluru FC, after Eugeneson's shot cleared.
32': Rupert's shot from Penn's cross, Ralte save it well.
16':Back to back attack of Lajong, cleared in Bengaluru defence.
11':Sunil's cross from right flank, Kim missed the header.
8':Chance to Penn, but his shot finds Ralte.
3':Kim finds another one in back of the net. But It's OFFSIDE.
1':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL C K Vineeth scored within a minute.