MATCH REPORT- OTHERS :: BFC | JFC | KERALA | DELHI | CHENNAI | NORTH-EAST | PUNE | MUMBAI | GOA | FB
ISL -2018-19 (JAMSHEDPUR FC NEWS BELOW)
04.12.2018 : KERALA BLASTERS 1-1 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
JFC : Carlos Calvo 66'(P)
KER : Seiminlen Doungel 77'

KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC


Man of the Match : Seiminlen Doungel - KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC Limitless Player : Memo - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning pass of the match : Slavisa Stojanovic - KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging player : Jerry Mawhmingthanga - JAMSHEDPUR FC

KRB : Dheeraj Singh, Nemanja Lakic-Pesic, Sandesh Jhingan, Cyril Kali, Anas Edathodika, Seiminlen Doungel, Keziron Kizito, Sahal Abdul Samad, Halicharan Narzary, Zakeer Mundampara, Slavisa Stojanovic.

JFC: Subrata Paul, Tiri, Robin Gurung, Mario Arques, Malsawmzuala, Mobashir Rahman, Carlos Calvo, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Michael Soosairaj, Tim Cahill.

REFEREE : Rahul Kumar Gupta

www.kolkatafootball.com

25.11.2018 : JAMSHEDPUR FC 3-1 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT.)
JFC : Pablo Morgado 14', Pablo Morgado 29', Mario Arques 72'
CFC: Raphael Augusto 68'(P)

JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 3-1 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT.)
Man of the Match - Pablo Morgado : JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award - Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player - Raphael Augusto : CHENNAIYIN FC
Winning pass of the match - Carlos Calvo : JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging player - Michael Soosairaj : JAMSHEDPUR FC

JFC: Subrata Paul, Raju Gaikwad, Tiri, Mario Arques, Pablo Morgado, Sumeet Passi, Robin Gurung, Carlos Calvo, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Michael Soosairaj..

CFC: Karanjit Singh, Gregory Nelson, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Eli Sabia, Inigo Calderon, Anirudh Thapa, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Raphael Augusto, Mailson Alves, Germanpreet Singh, Francisco Fernandes.

www.kolkatafootball.com

21.11.2018: FC PUNE CITY 2-1 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
FCPC : DIEGO CARLOS (5'), MATT MILLS (85')
JFC : SUMEET PASSI (10')

Man of the Match : Ashique Kuruniyan - FC PUNE CITY
Club Award : FC Pune City
Limitless Player : Carlos Calvo - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning pass of the match : Marko Stankovic - FC PUNE CITY
Emerging player : Jerry Mawhmingthanga - JAMSHEDPUR FC

FC PUNE CITY <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC
FCPC : Kamaljit, Ashutosh, Mills, Gurtej, Sahil, Adil, Jonathan, Carlos, Marcelinho, Ashique, Robin.
JFC : Subrata, Robin, Gaikwad, Tiri, Bikash, Memo, Arques, Morgado, Jerry, Calvo, Passi.
REFEREE : TEJES NARVENKAR.


www.kolkatafootball.com

04.11.2018 : DELHI DYNAMOS 2-2 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
JFC : Sergio Cidoncha 39', Tiri 72'
DD :Lallianzuala Chhangte 55', Adria Carmona 58'

Man of the Match : - Tiri : JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award : - Delhi Dynamos FC and Jamshedpur FCC
Limitless Player: - Lallianzuala Chhangte - DELHI DYNAMOS
Winning pass of the match : - Gourav Mukhi - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging player : - Mohammad Dhot - DELHI DYNAMOS

DELHI DYNAMOS  <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC


DDFC : Francisco Dorronsoro, Mohammad Dhot, Narayan Das, Marti Crespi, Gianni Zuiverloon, Bikramjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Marcos Tebar, Rene Mihelic, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Shubham Sarangi.

JFC : Subrata Paul, Tiri, Pratik Chowdhary, Robin Gurung, Mario Arques, Pablo Morgado, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Michael Soosairaj, Sergio Cidoncha, Gourav Mukhi.

www.kolkatafootball.com


01.11.2018 : JAMSHEDPUR FC 4-1 FC GOA (FT)
GOAL--JFC : Michael Soosairaj 17', 50', Memo 77', Sumeet Passi 78'
GOAL--FCG : Mourtada Fall 33'

Man of the Match : Michael Soosairaj - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player: Mourtada Fall - FC GOA
Winning pass of the match: Sergio Cidoncha - JAMSHEDPUR FC Emerging player : Sumeet Passi - JAMSHEDPUR FC
JAMSHEDPUR FC  <b><font color=red> 4-1 </b></font> FC GOA


JFC : Subrata Paul, Tiri, Pratik Chowdhary, Mario Arques, Pablo Morgado, Robin Gurung, Sergio Cidoncha, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Michael Soosairaj, Gourav Mukhi.

FCG : Mohammad Nawaz, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Chinglensana Singh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Miguel Fernandez, Jackichand Singh, Seriton Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues, Mourtada Fall.
JAMSHEDPUR FC  <b><font color=red> 4-1 </b></font> FC GOA

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Jamshedpur FC stunned high-flyers FC Goa with a commanding display, beating them 4-1 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Thursday.

The hosts started the game as the better of the two sides with Gourav Mukhi and Soosairaj teasing the Gaurs with their pace and trickery. Soosairaj, who has been in a rich vein of form over the past few matches, opened the scoring for Jamshedpur in the 17th minute. The youngster ghosted behind the Goa defence to pounce on a loose ball inside the penalty box and fire home from a few yards out.

After going a goal down, Goa finally started imposing themselves on the match and almost got the equaliser 10 minutes later through Hugo Boumous. The Frenchman got on the end of a lay-off from Miguel Fernandez before drilling the ball goalward. His shot seemed destined for the bottom corner but scraped the outside of the post instead.

Five minutes later, Goa got themselves back in the contest after Fall headed in his second goal of the campaign. The big centre-back’s diving header was perfectly directed into the bottom corner, leaving Subrata Paul with no chance in goal.

Before the half-time whistle, Cesar Ferrando’s men were awarded a golden chance to regain the lead. A set-piece from Sergio Cidoncha fell perfectly to the unmarked Memo in the penalty box. However, the midfielder blazed his shot over the bar from six-yards out – a real let-off for Goa.

Nevertheless, Jamshedpur came racing out of the blocks in the second period and took the lead after five minutes courtesy of Soosairaj again. The winger displayed his astonishing pace, racing past the Goa defenders before poking the ball beyond an outrushing Mohammad Nawaz.

Goa went in search of the equaliser but could not create any meaningful chances in the absence of their star man Ferran Corominas. Jamshedpur took full advantage of the situation and extended their lead in the last quarter of the game when Memo scored one of the goals of the season so far. After the Gaurs failed to clear their lines from a corner, the ball fell to the Brazilian, who struck an arrowing shot which flew into the top corner.

Only a minute later, Jamshedpur sealed the tie with their fourth goal of the night. An inch-perfect through ball from Cidoncha released Carlos Calvo down the right wing. The substitute squared the ball to Passi, who had the simple task of tapping home into an unguarded net.

With the match done and dusted, substitute Tim Cahill thought he had scored Jamshedpur’s fifth of the night with a simple finish. However, the linesman disallowed the goal for offside, much to the bemusement of the Australian. That would prove to be the last notable piece of action from a memorable night in Jamshedpur.

www.kolkatafootball.com


29.10.18 : JAMSHEDPUR FC 2-2 KERALA BLASTERS (FT)
JFC : Tim Cahill 3', Michael Soosairaj 31'
KRB : Slavisla Stojanovic 71', CK Vineeth 86'
JAMSHEDPUR FC  <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> KERALA BLASTERS
Man of the Match : Seiminlen Doungel - KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters FC
Limitless Player : Sergio Cidoncha - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning pass of the match : Seiminlen Doungel - KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging player : Michael Soosairaj - JAMSHEDPUR FC

JFC : Subrata, Raju, Dhanachandra, Tiri, Sanjay, Soosairaj, Arques, Memo, Cidoncha, Farukh, Cahill.
KBFC : Naveen, Mohammad, Sandesh, Nemanja, Lalruatthara, Krcmarevic, Kizito, Halicharan, Stojanovic, Vineeth, Poplatnik

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Australian great Tim Cahill opened his goal account in the Hero Indian Super League 2018 and Jamshedpur FC scored two before the breather. Yet, that wasn’t enough for the hosts as Kerala Blasters FC struck back in the second half for an entertaining 2-2 draw at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday.

It was all Jamshedpur in the first half as star forward Cahill (3’) and Michael Soosairaj (31’) put them two goals to the good. However, a spirited comeback from the visitors saw Slavisla Stojanovic (71’) and CK Vineeth (85’) restore parity and claim a share of the spoils.

Jamshedpur FC have now played four successive draws while Kerala themselves have drawn three matches. Both teams are yet to taste defeat. The home team got off to a perfect start with a goal as early as the third minute from a corner kick. Sergio Cidoncha’s delivery was headed in by a diving Cahill to register his first ISL goal.

High on confidence after the early goal, Jamshedpur assumed control of the match and were able to string passes almost at will.

The visitors struggled to impose themselves and Soosairaj was seeing a lot of the ball on the left wing. He cut in and sent a shot over in the 20th minute but made amends 10 minutes later. A throw-in from the left fell to Soosairaj inside the penalty box and the Tamil Nadu born winger curled a delightful strike into the far bottom corner to send the home crowd into raptures.

Soosairaj kept troubling the Kerala defence as the half wore on and on one occasion saw a wonderful cross headed wide by Cidoncha.

David James’ team came out with intent after the break and had a chance to get back into the match when Stojanovic was brought down clumsily by Sanjay Balmuchu inside the penalty box. However, the Serbian striker’s ensuing spot-kick was saved by Subrata Paul.

Despite the setback, the Men in Yellow kept pressing forward and finally had some joy in the 71st minute. Two second-half substitutes combined as Sahal Abdul Samad found Seiminlen Doungel on the left wing. The youngster’s cross was emphatically turned in by a stunning left-footed volley from Stojanovic.

Doungel’s impact on the match was telling and the winger went on to fashion Kerala’s second goal with just five minutes left in regulation time. He surged to the byline before cutting a pass back which Vineeth swept in, much to the chagrin of the home faithful.

www.kolkatafootball.com

INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE: 2018-19
25.10.2018 : NORTH EAST UNITED 1-1 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
NEU : BERTHOLOMEO OGBECHE (20')
JFC : FAROOK CHOUDHURY (49')
Man of the Match Farukh Choudhary - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award - NorthEast United FC and Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player - Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match - Pablo Morgado - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging player - Michael Soosairaj - JAMSHEDPUR FC

NORTH EAST UNITED <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC


NEUFC : Pawan, Reagan, Grgic, Komorski, Robert, Gallego, Leudo, Rowllin, Redeem, Nikhil, Ogbeche.
JFC : Subrata, Robin, Pratik, Tiri, Dhanachandra, Memo, Arques, Morgado, Calvo, Farukh, Passi.
REFEREE: FRANCIS GOMES.
RED CARD TO MIROSLAV KOMORSKI OF NORTH EAST UNITED AS HE PUNCHED IN THE FACE OF PABLO MORGADO AT THE ADDED TIME OF 1ST HALF.

ISL PRESS RELEASE: NorthEast United climbed back to the top of the Hero Indian Super League after an eventful 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC at the India Gandhi Athletic stadium here today.

Bartholomew Obgeche (20’) gave the hosts early lead before Farukh Chaudhary cancelled out his strike in the 49th minute. It was the Highlanders who created the first real opening in the game after Federico Gallego surged down the right flank. The Uruguayan squared the ball back for Ogbeche from the by-line but the Nigerian’s rushed shot was some way off target.

The Nigerian would not be denied his goal minutes later after an error from Mario Arques. The Jamshedpur midfielder was dispossessed off the ball in his own box by Gallego before Ogbeche showed a brilliant first touch and then toe-poked the ball past a hapless Subrata Paul. The visitors almost hit back immediately after Calvo’s intended cross from the left-flank deceived Pawan Kumar before bouncing off the crossbar. At the other end, Ogbeche continued to look dangerous with his quick feet and physical prowess.

Ferrando’s men began exerting a greater control on the ball as the half progressed but always seemed to run out of ideas in the final third.
Just seconds after Redeem Tlang had forced Subrata into an excellent save, the hosts shot themselves in the foot with Komorski picking up a red card at the stroke of half-time. The Croatian defender swung his elbow wildly towards Pablo Morgado’s face and the referee had no hesitation in giving him the marching orders after consulting with the linesman.

Come the second period, Eelco Schattorie sacrificed Nikhil Kadam to bring on defender Gurwinder Singh. Cesar Ferrando, meanwhile, threw caution to the winds by taking off defender Pratik Chaudhari for Michael Soosairaj. It took just four minutes for the visitors to make their man advantage count after Reagan Singh failed to clear the ball. Morgado stole the ball before delivering a delightful cross from the left to which Farukh applied a sumptuous first-time finish with his left foot, leaving Pawan Kumar no chance.

With the game meandering towards the 70th minute mark, Tim Cahill was finally brought on as Ferrando went for the kill. The visitors put bodies forward in numbers with balls being launched into the box constantly but the cutting edge was missing. Soosairaj came closest to taking the lead for the visitors but the 10 men of NorthEast hung on dearly for a precious draw.


www.kolkatafootball.com

21.10.2018 : JAMSHEDPUR FC 1-1 ATK (FT)
JFC : SERGIO CIDONCHA (34')
ATK : MANUAL LANZAROUTE - ATK (45+2')
Man of the Match - Sergio Cidoncha - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award - Jamshedpur FC and ATK
Limitless Player - Pronay Halder - ATK
Winning pass of the match - Mario Arques - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging player - Michael Soosairaj - JAMSHEDPUR FC

JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

JFC: Subhasish, Raju, Tiri, Pratik, Jerry, Arques, Robin,Arques, Cidoncha, Memo, Soosairaj, Cahill.
ATK: Arindam, Johnson, Gerson, Aiborlang, Lallawmawma, Pronay, Noussair, Lanzarote, Komal, Santos, Balwant.
REFEREE: R.VENKATESH.

90+5': FULL TIME SCORE: JAMSHEDPUR FC 1-1 ATK
90+3: REPLACEMENT ATK: Lanzoroute out, Bikey in.
90+1': REPLACEMENT ATK: Balwant out, Hitesh in.
90': 5 minutes added time.
88': Balwant unable to reach a forward pass from Jayesh , ball rolled over the goal line.
85': Lanzorute's left footed corner from the right cleared by Pratik out of the danger zone.
81': YELLOW CARD to Lanzaroute, he pulled Codincha from behind.
78': Scores are level till now, both the teams are playing open game.
74': REPLACEMENT JAMSHEDPUR: Sooisiraj out, Summit in.
73': REPLACEMENT JAMSHEDPUR: Cachill out, Calvo in .
68': Chachill's free kick cleared by Johnson.

JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

67': Cidoncha's shot handled by Pronay, free kick to Jamshedpur
64': REPLACEMENT ATK: Komal out, Jayesh in
62': A easy chance wasted by Jamshedpur, Cachill heads straight to Arindam of a pass from Tiri from a close range.
59':Cachill's free kick from outside the 18 yards cleared by Johnson.
57': Cachill was blocked by Gerson, ball cleared out of the danger zone.
52': Komal's cross pass after a defection went straight to Subasish.
49': Cachill's cross pass from the right cleared by Gerson.
46': Second session start, Jamshedpur kicks off
45+3': HALF TIME SCORE: JAMSHEDPUR FC 1-1 ATK
45+2': GOOOOOAAAALLLLL . ATK equalise (1-1), A curling corner kick by Lanzaroute from the right went straight inside the goal after touching the finger tips of Subasish.
45': 3 minutes added time.
37': A move by Jerry through the left but he was tackled neatly by Lallawmawma.
34': GOOOOOAAAALLLL. Jamshedpur FC leading. Cidoncha's free kick defected of Arindam and went inside.
33': Free kick to Jamshedpur as Cidoncha was fouled by Pranoy.
31': Arques free kick sailed over the bar.
30': YELLOW CARD to Santos, he pulled down Cahill dangerously.
28': Jamshedpur are attacking for the last fifteen minutes, but ATK defense were equally well to control the situation .
25'; Cidoncha's shot of a pass from Raju blocked by Noussair.
23': Cidoncha's corner from the left cleared by Johnson out of the danger zone.
20': A move by Komal through the right channel, but unable to control the ball finally.
17': Jamshedpur are enjoying the territorial advantage, had a number of moves deep inside the ATK half.
14': A good effort by Cidoncha after receiving a pass from Soosairaj, but the ball was punched away by Arindam.
10': A header from Johnson of a free kick from Noussair, but the ball went into the safe hands of Subasish.
6': A cross pass from the right by Soosairaj but a timely clearance from Gerson.
5': A long pass from Lanzarote but Subasish came out in time to clear the ball.
4': ATK playing in short passes among themselves
0': Match started,ATK kicks off


www.kolkatafootball.com


07.10.2018 : BENGALURU FC 2-2 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
BFC : Nishu Kumar (45'), Sunil Chetri (87')
BFC : Gaurav Mukhi(81'), Sergoi Cidoncha (90+3')

MAN of the Match : Nishu Kumar - BENGALURU FC
Club Award : Bengaluru FC - Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player : Y. Raju - Jamshedpur FC
Winning pass of the match : Harmanjot Khabra
Emerging player : Gourav Mukhi - BENGALURU FC

BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC

BFC : Gurpreet, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Khabra, Erik Paartalu, Udanta Singh, Xisco Hernandez, Sunil Chhetri, Miku.
JFC : Subhasish, Y.Raju, Raju Gaikwad, Tiri, Bikash Jairu, Mario Arques, Memo, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Tim Cahill, Michael Soosairaj, Sergio Cidoncha.

REFEREE : C.R.SRIKRISHNA.

GAURAV MUKHI IS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER(16YRS) EVER IN THE HISTORY OF ISL TO SCORE A GOAL
NEXT MATCH IN ISL: 17/10/18 - DELHI DYNAMOS VS ATK (NEW DELHI)

BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: Late goals in Hero ISL Match 9 before the first season break, kept the audience on edge of theior seats as it set up an unforgettable night of football at the Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday, with Jamshedpur FC holding Bengaluru FC to a 2-2 draw. Nishu Kumar's stunning volley at the stroke of half-time put the hosts ahead. Youngster Gourav Mukhi made history when he came on for Jamshedpur FC as substitute and scored on his debut to equalize. Sunil Chhetri's header in the 88th minute was cancelled out by Sergio Cidoncha's effort in added time (90+4).

Tim Cahill and Michael Soosairaj got their much-awaited debuts in the Hero ISL as Jamshedpur FC head coach Cesar Ferrando named an attacking side to take on last season's finalists. Carles Cuadrat's Blues were unchanged from their 1-0 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC. Ferrando's side started the game on the front foot but the first real threat came from the home side 12 minutes into the match. Udanta Singh's blistering pace allowed him to race past winger-turned-left-back Bikash Jairu into space on the right flank. The winger's cross, however, failed to reach Sunil Chhetri and was cleared by Tiri at the centre of the box.

Cahill looked to get in on the act by teasing a through-ball into space for Jerry Mawhmingthanga. The right-sided winger had time to pick out Soosairaj's run into the box but the youngster's cross was struck with too much force. The Men of Steel piled up the pressure as the first-half progressed but their final delivery into the box lacked clarity. Mario Arques struck a dangerous free-kick at Gurpreet Singh's goal but it sailed inches over the bar and had the goalkeeper's eyes on its trajectory all the way through.

The midfield battle was proving to be difficult to win for both teams. The forwards were kept under watch and the ball was often played into the wide areas for crosses into the box. Sunil Chhetri's clever free-kick from the right flank was aimed at Xisco Fernandez who was waiting at the edge of the box. The Spanish midfielder's sweet volley flew inches past the post and was an alarm signal for what was to come.

Two minutes later, another free-kick, earned by Miku and taken by Xisco, was headed clear initially by Tiri. The ball fell to Nishu Kumar outside the box who unleashed a stunning strike into the top left corner of the net, leaving Subhasish Chowdhury helpless and stunned. Miku was proving to be a difficult for the Jamshedpur defence. He ran in behind the defence and squared a good through-ball across the face of goal, inviting Chhetri who failed to make a connection.

Ferrando replaced defender Gaikwad with Mobashir Rahman and the midfielder almost pulled off another long-range goal. A brilliant strike from outside the box was kept out of the top right corner of the net by the outstretched hands of Gurpreet Singh. With 19 minutes left on the clock, 16-year-old forward Gourav Mukhi replaced Jerry to become the youngest ever player to make his debut in ISL. Ten minutes into his debut, the youngster produced a moment of brilliance to bring Jamshedpur back into the game.

Mukhi outmuscled Serran as he raced into the box to receive Maria Arques' chip and slotted the ball past Gurpreet Singh for the equaliser.
Just as the Blues faithful thought they were done for the day, Harmanjot Khabra's long ball into the box from the right flank was headed into the net by Sunil Chhetri to put the hosts back into the lead in the 88th minute.

However, Jamshedpur FC showed gumption as they pulled one back right at the death. Arques’s cross into the box saw Cidoncha place his effort into the far post to ensure that they pick a crucial point away from home. A hard fought draw earned today kept Jamshedpur FC unbeaten run here at the Kanteerava Stadium.


www.kolkatafootball.com


WINNING START OF JAMSHEDPUR FC..
02.10.2018 : MUMBAI CITY FC 0-2 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
JFC : Mario Arques 28', Pablo Morgado 90+5'.
MAN of the Match : Jerry Mawhmingthanga - Jamshedpur FC
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC - Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player : Lucian Goian - Mumbai City FC
Winning pass of the match : Carlos Calvo
Emerging player : Jerry Mawhmingthanga - Jamshedpur FC
MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC

MCFC : Amrinder, Souvik, Lucian Goian, Marko Klisura, Subhasish, Sanju, Paulo Machado, Md. Rafique, Bipin Singh, Rafael Bastos, Modou Sougou.
JFC : Subhasish, Bikash Jairu, Jose Luis, Raju Gaikwad, Yumnam Raju, Mario Arques, Emerson Gomes, Carlos Calvo, Sergio Cidoncha, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Sumeet Passi.

ISL PRESS RELEASE: Jamshedpur FC lived up to their early pre-season promise with a methodical 2-0 victory over Mumbai City FC in their Hero Indian Super League opener at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday. In a fiercely-contested affair, Mario Arques’ 28th-minute header and Pablo Morgado's second in the fifth minute of added time proved to be the difference.

It were the visitors who started the match in a much more confident manner and a move involving Jerry Mawihmingthanga almost paid off in the 10th minute. The Jamshedpur winger played a one-two with Memo before crossing the ball across the box. Sergio Cidoncha’s attempted bicycle kick failed to come off before Carlos Calvo’s shot was deflected out for a corner. The resulting set-piece saw Calvo find himself in a great position to score once again but the Spaniard blasted his effort over the bar. Mumbai were finding it difficult to make any real forays into the Jamshedpur box and the visitors deservedly took the lead in the 28th minute through a Mario Arques’ header.

The Spanish midfielder’s attempted shot from 25 yards out initially found its way to Calvo on the left-flank. Calvo crossed the ball back across the face of goal and Arques, who had made a brilliant run, cushioned in a perfect header from a tight angle. Cesar Ferrando’s men almost doubled their lead immediately after the restart through a Calvo corner. An unmarked Tiri rose well to meet the excellently taken corner but his header was cleared off the line by Lucian Goian.

Mumbai should have levelled matters minutes later following a midfield scramble which ultimately saw Sanju Pradhan thread a brilliant through ball between Jamshedpur’s two central defenders to release Rafael Bastos on goal. With just goalkeeper Subhasish Roy to beat, the Brazilian somehow failed to get a proper connection on the ball and the meek attempt was easily dealt with by the Jamshedpur custodian.

Subhasish though, was required to be at his very best around the hour mark after Goian’s punted ball forward was flicked on to the path of Modou Sougou. The Senegalese striker’s perfect header seemed destined to nestle into goal before Subhasish pulled off an excellent dive to tip the ball over for a corner.
Mumbai thought they had got their equalizer in the 77th minute after Rafique’s header from a cross from the left-flank beat Subhasish. Much to the dismay of the home fans and the coach, the goal was ruled out for offside. Another ‘goal’ in the 85th minute was again flagged for offside.

There was a goal, finally, but at the other end. In added time when Mumbai pressed more men forward, a quick break saw Sergio Cidoncha release debutant Pablo Morgado Blanco down the right flank and the substitute sealed all three points for his side with a thumping finish which beat Amrinder Singh from a tight angle.

www.kolkatafootball.com