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January 12, 2013 2:00 PM IST
Dr. Ambedkar Stadium — New Delhi
Referee:‬ V. Chauhan‎
 

ONGC FC 1-0 Salgaocar FC: Lalnun Puia's second half strike secures another win for the Oilmen

Santosh Kashyap's side continue their fine run of form as the Goans draw another blank on the road...

By Mrunal Nakashe

I-League:ONGC vs Salgaocar,Katsumi Yusa
AIFF Media
ONGC FC beat  Salgaocar FC 1-0 in an I-League round 16 game played at Delhi’s Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday. Lalnun Puia scored the only goal of the game just after half-time in the 48th minute.

In a game of few opportunities the home side were the first to settle on a difficult pitch in the capital and they enjoyed most of the early possession without really threatening to undo the visitors’ rearguard.

However, as the game went on as David Booth’s men also found their feet. ONGC stopper Waheed Sali was the first to go into the book. It was a half that was competitive, yet lacking when it came to goalmouth action and as a result both keepers did not have much to do and the sides went into the break all square.

The second period was much better though, as both teams pushed to break the deadlock in an attempt the grab the all important three points. The match came to life when Lalnun Puia scored what would turn out to be the afternoon’s only goal on 48 minutes.

Midfield star Katsumi Yusa floated in a beautiful free-kick deep into the box and Karanjit Singh in the Salgaocar goal failed to get rid of the danger leaving Puia in acres of space to find the back of the net with the simplest of headers.
 
The contest was a battle of attrition for much of the time and Yusa put in his second Man of the Match performance on the trot, making great use of his pace to make the difference. As the Goans pushed for the elusive leveller, their lack of a potent attacking threat upfront was there for all to see. On the few chances they did manage to create, they found a determined Rehensh TP in the hosts’ goal.

On 71 minutes the visitors fashioned their best chance when substitute Royston D’Souza sent in a pinpoint cross only for Marcus Mascarenhas to shoot wide from six yards out.

In The 88th minute there was a moment of controversy when Salgaocar felt they were denied what was an obvious penalty. ONGC defender Sali appeared to have handled the ball in the penalty area as he was trying to head it clear. However, much to Booth’s anguish, the referee deemed it to be unintentional and Santosh Kashyap’s men were able to hold out till the final whistle.

With the win the Oilmen, are now up to 5th with 19 points from 15 games. Meanwhile, Salgaocar are on 11 points from 14 outings and in a precarious 11th position in the table, as they are dangerously flirting with relegation.


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ONGC F.C.

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Rehnesh T.P.
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Bimal Minz
Defender
 - 
28
Wahid Sali
Defender
21′
 - 
29
Hassan Odeola
Defender
 - 
8
Sachin Gawas
Defender
 - 
9
Jatin Bisht
Midfielder
74′
 - 
10
Katsumi Yusa
Midfielder
 - 
4
Sandeep Sangha
Midfielder
 - 
13
Kailash Patil
Striker
54′
 - 
14
Joel Sequeira
Midfielder
61′
 - 
18
Fanai Lalmuanpuia
Midfielder
48′ 88′
 - 

Salgaocar F.C.

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1
Karanjit Singh
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
19
 - 
2
 - 
15
 - 
28
Quinton Jacobs
Midfielder
 - 
23
Rahul Kumar
Defender
 - 
25
Rocus Lamare
Midfielder
 - 
26
Randeep Singh
Midfielder
 - 
30
 - 
9

Substitutes

30
 - 
22
Lalu KV
Defender
 - 
17
 - 
19
Dhanesh M.C.
Midfielder
 - 
24
 - 
25
 - 
27
Keniston C
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Pawan Kumar
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
21
 - 
34
 - 
36
 - 
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Royston Dsouza
Midfielder
66′
 - 
13
Beevan D'Mello
Midfielder
76′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Sunil Chhetri Sunil Chhetri
Striker
Bengaluru
14 3
Cornell Glen Cornell Glen
Striker
Shillong Lajong
14 3
Darryl Duffy Darryl Duffy
Striker
Salgaocar
13 2
Josimar Josimar
Striker
Mohd Sp
13 1
Ranti Martins Ranti Martins
Striker
Rangdajied
12 0