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Match Report: Shillong Lajong FC 2-0 Mumbai FC

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14.03.2013: Shillong Lajong   2-0   Mumbai FC ( SLG - FT)
SLFC : Min-Chol-Son 33', Sushil Kumar Singh 77'

SLFC MEDIA FOR KFC: The script could not have been better written. It truly was a memorable finale to the I-League in Shillong(being the last home game of the season). The atmosphere was electric, the sea of supporters robust, as the players lined up for the Shillong Lajong –Mumbai FC match, under cloudy and overcast skies, in Shillong.

On the field though, Shillong Lajong started brightly with Edinho Junior looking dangerous in front, on a couple of occasions, and linking up well with strike partner, Sushil Kumar, who himself came close to opening the scoring for the Reds. Five clear chances in front of goal came for Shillong Lajong, who dominated from the word go.

Chance after chance and after what seemed like an eternity, the crowd was brought to life when Minchol Son glanced a header past the Mumbai custodian in the 33rd minute, to send the crowd into ruptures. The stadium was now a rip-roaring spectacle of Lajong Faithfuls, draped wholly in Red. The two sides continued to trade blows, as the game opened up more with the passage of play. The first half though,did not see any more goals, as both teams went into their dressing rooms.

After the break the visitors started to play with a little more urgence, to find the much needed equaliser but lacked the finishing touch and failed to get past a strong Lajong wall who were now defending with belief and sheer grit.

The home side too had a plethora of chances, with Rennedy Singh almost making it 2-0, for his side,when his free kick was parried away by the Mumbai keeper. Chance after chance came for both teams more so Shillong Lajong as the game wore on towards its finish. And finally, after a bright passage of play,Sushil Kumar struck one from close range in the 79th minute to put the game to bed and beyond the Mumbaikars.

Both sides used all of their substitutes, with the Reds bringing in Sho Kamimura for Edinho,who was given a rousing farewell, PC Lalhimthara for Boithang and Samson Ramengmawia for Rennedy Singh. Mumbai,meanwhile,brought on James Singh for Gabriel Fernandes, Jayesh for Darren and John Coutinho for Nicholas Rodrigues.

After that, it was merely a matter of time before the crowd could finally celebrate a much deserved win. The win did come,when the referee blew his whistle, confirming the three vital points for the Reds and closing the I-league (in Shillong) on a thrilling and positive note for Shillong Lajong.

Pune FC impress in 100th I-League game; pip ONGC, move into 3rd place

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14.03.2013: ONGC   0-1   PUNE FC (DEL-FT)
PFC : 45'+2 J. Moga

PUNE FC MEDIA FOR KFC : Pune FC made their 100th I-League game commemorative with a 1-0 win over ONGC FC in Round 24 at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi, on Sunday. Striker James Moga (45+3rd) was the architect of this landmark encounter and enabled Pune FC return to winning ways which swelled to a dozen.

The victory pushed Pune FC (40 points) into third place on the league table and also logged their first ever win over ONGC in New Delhi. Moreover, this was the third instance Pune FC completed a double-leg win over opponents. The other opponents include Mumbai FC and Dempo SC respectively.

Pune FC Coach Derrick Pereira went into the game effecting five changes to the playing eleven that played in Goa. In the goal, Amrinder Singh replaced Shahinlal Meloly; in defence N Mohanraj (for Gurjinder Kumar); midfielders Velington Rocha (for Khantang Paite), Arata Izumi (for Sukhwinder Singh), Mumtaz Akhtar (for Jeje Lalpekhlua).

The game began in explosive fashion with action at both ends inside the opening minute. ONGC striker Eric Brown tried a pot shot within seconds, but it deflected straight to Pune FC ‘keeper Amrinder Singh who was making his first start. At the other end, Pune FC's fast-paced counter-attack was saved. Moga got on to left-back N. Mohanraj's long ball only to be denied TP Rehenesh who pulled off a save.

Minutes later, medio Arata Izumi's dangerous cross inside the box was cleared followed by winger Velington Rocha's attempt which was blocked. ONGC then had Eric send his free-kick wide from a dangerous narrow angle, which followed with 'keeper Amrinder Singh cutting off Eric's delivery into the box.

Pune FC were pushing forward and were unlucky not to take the lead. Winger Karma Tsewang's attempt from narrow angle whizzed past the 6-yard box with no takers. Midfielder Mumtaz then tried his luck from distance but went over. A minute past the quarter hour mark, Pune FC missed a sitter. Rocha's brilliant inswinging free kick was headed across by defender Chika Wali from the far post and Moga somehow headed it wide from half a yard outside.

Five minutes later, ONGC defender Hasan Odeola took a crack from distance straight into Amrinder. At the other end Moga's low attempt on the freekick earned by Mumtaz went wide. Two minutes before the half-hour mark, Mohanraj's long throw once again caused danger, as Moga's flick was attempted by Rocha, whose second attempt ended blocked.

Minutes past the half-hour mark, Rocha lost the ball up the right leading to a counter into Pune FC's penalty-box, first with Kailash Patil and then Jatin Bisht shooting. The first attempt was blocked by defender Anas Edathodika, while the second going over.

The Pune FC defense kept on living dangerously. First, Anas lost the ball in defence only for Yusa Katsumi failing to capitalize. On the resulting corner, Amrinder cleared the ball out. The second ball into the box, later, attempted by Yusa, was collected by Amrinder.

Pune FC, finally, took the lead three minutes into first half injury time. A brilliant counter ball into space saw Douhou in the clear and attack the space in the penalty box. There he cut back for Moga who slotted home on the volley.

Pune FC took their one goal advantage into the breather.

The Reds began the second half same way as they ended the first almost scoring a second. Karma found Douhou up the channel, whose cut back deflected off 'keeper onto post and was cleared. At the other end, Pune FC survived a close call. Eric's cross from the left found substitute Lalmuan Puia in the box, but his touch from the 6-yard box went wide.

The game turned into a physical battle thereafter with many players getting booked. At the hour mark, Pune FC created back-to-back chances. Moga went wide after being put through by Othallo. Then, off the next move Arata shot narrowly off target when ball fell for him on top of the box.

Ten minutes later, Pune FC held on two dangerous diagonals into box by ONGC. Luckily, Yusa failed to connect cleanly and capitalise. Pune FC then survived an ONGC onslaught in the final minutes as they held on to their slender lead. Substitute Boima 'Jerry' Karpeh, on for the goal-scoring James Moga, found his attempt on a counter saved by Reheneesh.

RAM BAHADUR CHETRI MEMORIAL DISTRICT FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT at DEHRADUN

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GARHWAL SPORTING FOOTBALL CLUB, DEHRADUN will start RAM BAHADUR CHETRI MEMORIAL DISTRICT FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT STARTING FROM 20 APRIL,2013 IN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITURE FOOTBALL GROUND at DEHRADUN. With the help of TECHNICAL ADVISER CUM CHIEF REFEREE as well as Secretary of ( U.S.F.R.A.) Mr. V.S. RAWAT and club ORGANIZING SECRETARY - MR. RAKESH BALUNI 19 football teams will be participated in the Tournament. The TEAMs Are :

CANT BLUE, GARHWAL SPORTING, SHIVALIK, RISHING STAR, GARWAL STAR, PACHWADOON, YANKIES, THAKURPUR, 2/9 G.R., 3/9 GR, GARHWAL BOYS, KUKHRI CLUB, EXODUS, DOON F.C., WILLS YOUTH, BAJRANG, K.V. SANGHTHAN, BALAJI BOYS, VIJAY CANTT.

In the mean time to develop the football in the valley Uttarakhand State Football Referee Association and Dehradun Football Academy has organised friendly match between Tibet International football team and local team Vijay cant ( DFA 2012 League Runners' up).

In the first match Tibet team beat Vijay Cant't 2-1 where the match played in Selaqui - Near Tulas Institute, Tibetan Girls & Boys Hostel, Dehradun. Tenzing Thonduk 18 mint, Shrinj Dorji 71 mint scored for Tibet while VIJAY CANTT SCORER was SHIVAM in 85th MINT.

NEXT MATCH between the two WILL BE PLAY ON 16 APRIL AT 4 P.M. IN SELAQUI TCV FOOTBALL GROUND WITH GARHWAL SPORTING FOOTBALL CLUB. In presence of INTERNATIONAL COACH