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Federation Cup

  • 20 January 2014
  • • 16:00
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi, Kerala

Live Commentary

  • FULL TIME: United Sports Club 0-2 Eagles FC. Two goals by Koko Sakibo seals three points for Stanley Rozario's side
  • 90' + 2'
    Eagles FC are set to finish second in this group. Quite a respectable finish for the second division outfit who have assembled only since December last year
  • 90'
    SubstitutionSushil Singh Nadong Bhutia
  • 90'
    That's the last substitution in the match as we are in three minutes of added time
  • 86'
    GOOALLL!!! Sakibo converts in a similar fashion to complete his brace, although this time the tall striker chips the ball over Jayanta Paul as the United SC goalkeeper attempted to reduce the angle.
  • 86'
    Goal Koko Sakibo
  • 85'
    Around six minutes of regulation time to go. Can United SC score an equaliser or will the Eagles score another goal?
  • 83'
    All that Rozario wants from his men now is to keep the ball
  • 81'
    The United SC player is carried out on a stretcher for treatment as play resumes
  • 80'
    Saikaj looks to have been sort of knocked out of his senses by a elbow on the face by Sakibo
  • 76'
    Lalkamal, however, gets booked after the United SC midfielder seemed to have kicked the Nigerian
  • 75'
    That looked like a elbow in Sakibo's face by Rajinder
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Lalkamal Bhowmick
  • 73'
    BALDEEP!!! Really no power behind that header which eventually goes wide
  • 71'
    The game has changed a bit in favour of United SC after Lalkamal Bhowmick's inclusion, but the Purple Brigade are still trailing by a goal
  • 69'
    The United SC goalkeeper survives a few scares as Sakibo and Sushil try to find the target
  • 67'
    SAVE!!! Sakibo releases Sujil NS, but Jayanta Paul comes out in time to deflect the ball out for a corner
  • 63'
    CHANCE!!! Snehashish Chakraborty releases Dhanachandra Singh on the left wing. Baldeep Singh however puts down a sitter from the left back's cross as he shoots wide from an unmarked position inside the box
  • 62'
    Jayanta Paul climbs the highest to claim the ball
  • 61'
    Sakibo releases Sujil NS who earns a corner for his side
  • 59'
    Sakibo and Sushil leading the attack after a mispass by Deepak Mandal but Sushil takes too long on the ball as the Eagles attack breaks down
  • 57'
    SubstitutionSujil K.S. sujil ns
  • 57'
    Eagles seeing more of the ball lately as one Sujil (KS) replaces another Sujil (NS)
  • 54'
    Felix Chidi shoots...but wide
  • 53'
    Coach Schattorie has used all his substitutes
  • 52'
    SubstitutionAnupam Sarkar Deepak Mandal
  • 52'
    Ranjinder Kumar shoots wide
  • 50'
    Substitute Bisheshwor Singh's ambitious volley doesn't connect well
  • 49'
    A wonderful counter attacking move by Eagles until Gouranga Biswas earns his side a corner
  • 46'
    SubstitutionTapan Maity Asif Kottayil
  • 46'
    Sushil Kumar resumes the second half
  • Rozario's men go in the break with a one-goal lead as Rajinder will rue his missed chances of the first half
  • HALF-TIME: United Sports Club 0-1 Eagles FC
  • 45'
    Two minutes added time
  • 43'
    Sukhen Dey is down with an injury
  • 42'
    Sakibo is off-side
  • 40'
    SubstitutionSurajit Bose Lalkamal Bhowmick
  • 39'
    Yellow Card Sushil Singh
  • 39'
    Sakibo finds Sushil in the box and the latter looks to have gone down too easily as the Eagles skipper is booked for simulation
  • 38'
    Eagles try to hit back on the counter on almost every opportunity they have
  • 36'
    CHANCE!!! Baldeep's attempt is palmed away by Jagroop for a corner to United SC
  • 35'
    Baldeep slips through in the rival box, but Jagroop making good use of his feet to deflect the ball for his defense to clear out
  • 35'
    Sakibo heads wide from the resultant corner kick
  • 34'
    Felix Chidi's shot defected away by Sheikh Azim
  • 32'
    Sushil Kumar, the Eagles skipper, is seen working very hard upfront to win the ball in attack
  • 29'
    CHANCE!!! A couple of touches in the box and Rajinder Kumar!!! He shoots wide from a very good position from inside the box. Should have found the target
  • 28'
    Sushil Kumar a bit late to react to that instinctive flick by Felix Chidi as Jayanta comes out to collect it
  • 26'
    SAVE!!! Rajinder Kumar forces the first save from Eagles goalkeeper Jagroop Singh
  • 22'
    Rajinder is once again ruled off-side
  • 21'
    Eagles are now going with long balls to Sakibo as opposed to passing the ball around
  • 20'
    Rajinder Kumar is clearly off-side while receiving the ball this time, though
  • 17'
    Subhash Singh is doing a good job in the stopper back position, except for playing a few of the United SC players on-side on a couple of occasions
  • 15'
    The Eagles attackers are spotted falling back to defend immediately after losing the ball upfront. Shows that they don't want to concede a goal to a weakened squad of the Kolkata outfit
  • 13'
    Rafique with a shot away on the other side...wide
  • 12'
    Goal Koko Sakibo
    GOOALLL!!! Koko Sakibo breaks the off-side trap to pick a long lob before the Nigerian sidesteps the United SC goalkeeper Jayanta Paul and shooting into the open nets
  • 11'
    Dhanachandra Singh tries to cross, but too high and wide
  • 9'
    Eagles forcing a corner, but took much time wasted to take the corner
  • 7'
    The Eagles defense, without the suspended Dzisah, is holding up pretty well so far - although it's not a full strength squad of the opponents
  • 6'
    Sushil Kumar Singh has had a number of chances to score in the Federation Cup but has not really lived up to expectations as he now tries to build up the attack
  • 4'
    CHANCE!!! Mohammed Rafique, who has gotten his first start in the Federation Cup, with a wasteful attempt that goes wide from outside the Eagles' six yard box
  • 3'
    It may be observed that, given that they don't have a chance of making it through to the semis, Eelco Schattorie has made as many as seven changes to his first 11
  • 2'
    Ball forward for Rajinder Kumar, but defended well by Eagles defender Subhash Singh
  • 1'
    We're underway at Kochi and I'm Anselm Noronha
  • The Kerala outfit would have gained some vital experience in the competition ahead of the I-League second division campaign.
  • Charles Dzisah is suspended for the game after picking up a red card. Coach Stanley Rozario will hope that his side ends the tournament on a high in front of their home support.
  • On the other hand, Eagles FC have certainly put in top performances in their two games where they came from behind to hold Pune FC and came close to doing the same in their following tie with Churchill Brothers.
  • The Purple Brigade didn’t have a lot of possession and when they did have, there was a lack of coordination amongst their midfielders
  • United Sports Club would have been buoyed with the win over Pune FC in their second group A game but coach Eelco Schattorie admitted that his side didn’t play the way “they usually do.”
  • The Kolkata outfit shall look to build on their win over Pune FC with a victory in their final game
  • Nigerian striker Ranti Martins is absent for today's tie after suffering a back injury in the previous match
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