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Bengaluru vs Shillong Lajong fed cup 2014

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02.01.2015 : BENGALURU FC -- 1-0 -- SHILLONG LAJONG ( FT..)
BFC : Robin Singh 50'
MOM : Robin singh (BFC)
BFC : Mawia, Chhuantea, Johnson Curtis, Rino, Lyndoh, Walkar, Siam, Vineeth CK, Rooney, Sunil.
SLF : Bhutia, Khongjee, Tamang, Nogrum, Ngaiate, Doungal, Lalfakzuala, Gurang, Lalrammuana, Kumar, Bipin.

PREVIEW : BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC inched closer to a semifinal place of the Federation Cup after substitute Robin Singh smashed home a 50th minute winner against Shillong Lajong at the Tilak Maidan, on Friday. The 1-0 win took Ashley Westwood’s team to top of the Group B table with seven points from 3 games.

Westwood made as many as four changes from the team that played Mohun Bagan on Tuesday. Eugeneson Lyngdoh made his way back to the midfield, replacing Darren Caldeira while Thoi Singh sat out for what was Siam Hanghal’s first game of this Federation Cup. Lalchhuanmawia too got his first start in the tournament, coming in for Keegan Pereira at the left-back position and CK Vineeth started ahead of Beikhokhei Beingaichho.

The first half was strictly a Bengaluru affair and the constant threat from both wings had Lajong parking the bus deep inside their own half. Josh Walker, bossing the midfield with deft touches and impeccable distribution, made sure Vineeth and Sunil Chhetri were busy down the flanks. Braving and dealing with a flurry of corners, Lajong almost succumbed to one in the 38th minute when John Johnson’s header from a Walker take come off the crossbar.

Westwood rung in his first change at the switch of sides, bringing in Robin for Vineeth. All it took was five minutes for the striker to vindicate the gaffer’s move when, after picking a pass from Sunil Chhetri, he unleashed a strike that took a bit off the post before going in. Not that Bengaluru were devoid of spark but the goal seemed to have only furthered the drive. Walker and Chhetri could have had goals of their own before another of Robin’s scorchers came off the bar on the hour mark.

Pushed to play deep by the constant Bengaluru attacks, Lajong were waiting to spring a charge of their own off counters but the Blues’ defence that has now had two clean sheets in as many games, refused to be caught off guard.

Lajong’s had a half chance to rescue a point when, with six minutes to fulltime, Redeem Tlang laid one up for Seiminlen Doungel whose first-time shot drew a save from Lalthuammawia Ralte. Bengaluru FC play their last league game on Monday when they take on Pune FC who have four points from 2 games.

02.01.2015 : BENGALURU FC -- 1-0 -- SHILLONG LAJONG ( FT..) :: GO 4 East Bengal vs MFC match
BFC : Robin Singh 50'
MOM : Robin singh (BFC)
BFC : BFC : Mawia, Chhuantea, Johnson Curtis, Rino, Lyndoh, Walkar, Siam, Vineeth CK, Rooney, Sunil.
SLF : Bhutia, Khongjee, Tamang, Nogrum, Ngaiate, Doungal, Lalfakzuala, Gurang, Lalrammuana, Kumar, Bipin.

FT : Match End. Bengaluru win 1-0. Man of the match Robin Singh of Bengaluru FC
90': 3 minutes added time.
82': Both Teams shot on target 4 each.. from 7.00 pm click 4 East Bengal vs MFC match
80': 10 minutes to left of the schedule time. 0-0 still.
74': CHANGE- SLFC : Bekhokhei in, Rooney out.
73': CHANGE- SLFC : Redeem in, Pritam out.
70': SCORE LINE : Bengaluru FC 1-0 Shillong Lajong :: CLICK TO SEE LATEST TABLE
68': Robin's effort from chhetri saved by SLFC keeoer.
59': Still Bengaluru is dominating as they earned their 8th corner.
53': Great escape to SLFC as Robin Singh got an another chance but saved by Bhutia.
50': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Robin Singh scored for Bengaluru FC off Sunil Chhetri's pass.
HT : SCORE LINE : Bengaluru FC 0-0 Shillong Lajong
45'+1': 7th corner to Bengaluru but still 0-0.
45': 2 minute added time.
42': Back to Back 2nd and 3rd corner to Shillong Lajong from right of BFC keeper. No score.
37': 6th corner kick to Bengaluru but no impact.
35': 0-0 still in the match.
32': Bengaluru FC is dominating. eared 5 corner kicks out of total 6 so far.
30': YELLOW CARD - Bhutia of SLFC.
28': 4th corner to Bengaluru, no score.
27': 3rd corner to Bengaluru but cleared in SLFC box.
25': Bengaluru beat Salgaocar 3-2 and drew Mohun Bagan 0-0 in last two matches. 20': STILL SCORE LINE IS 0-0.
19': 2nd corner to BFC but no score.
18': Both teams got 1 corner kick each but failed to score.
8': Attack of SLFC, Goal kick for BFC.
5': SCORE LINE : Bengaluru FC 0-0 Shillong Lajong
1': Match starts between Bengaluru FC and Shillong Lajong.

PREVIEW : BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood said his side will have to be at their best if the Blues are to take anything away from their third Group B game of the Federation Cup against Shillong Lajong. A win against Lajong at the Tilak Maidan on Friday will take Bengaluru a step closer to coming out of the group stages and Westwood isn’t making much of the fact that their opponents haven’t won in two games.

“We’ve been fortunate to watch Lajong the two times they have played in this cup. Although they didn’t get the result they would have liked, they could have won both games. They are a dangerous side with youth and energy, the kind who keep pushing till the final minute. We will have to be at our best to get something out of the game,” said Westwood on the eve of the game.

Bengaluru began their Fed Cup journey with a 3-2 win over Salgaocar before playing out a goalless draw with Mohun Bagan 48 hours later but have had a two-day gap to recuperate before Friday’s game. The positives have been plenty for the Blues who put in two high-intensity performances that spoke much of their fitness. There also seems a level of assuredness that Westwood’s boys have added to their game this season.

The new signings too seem to have blended effortlessly in the Blues’ plans. Josh Walker has been immense in the midfield as has Eugeneson Lyngdoh. Goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte, formerly with Lajong, turned up with a solid show against Bagan, keeping out attacks without fuss.

Lajong, who have traveled to the tournament without any of their foreign players, went down 3-1 to Pune FC in their opener before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Salgaocar. Bengaluru FC have played Lajong twice in the League last season. While the Blues won the home tie 2-1, the away trip was one to forget where they finished the 0-3 loss with nine men after Curtis Osano and ’keeper Pawan Kumar were sent off in the last ten minutes.

Skipper Sunil Chhetri, who scored a brace in the win at the Bangalore Football Stadium, felt the team was shaping up well. “We were dominant in our game against Salgaocar and showed a lot of character in our game against Bagan. We’ve been doing things correctly and the boys are keen to keep the momentum going,” he said. The game kicks off at 4 pm.