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  • 20 April 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal

Live Commentary

  • And thats about it! Salgaocar manage to scrape through to a win, and cannot replicate their heroics last time around when they smashed 9 goals!
  • 90' + 5'
    Handball from Pailan and a freekick from the half line. Francis Fernandes STRIKES and Soram spills it. Marcus on the follow up but he SHOOTS HIGH! WHAT A MISS!
  • 90' + 4'
    Karanjit punches it well as Pailan swing the ball into the box yet again.
  • 90' + 3'
    Pailan doing all the attacking but they should have realised that thumping crosses into the box will lead to nothing especially against the towering Luciano.
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionRandeep Singh Rahul Kumar
  • 90' + 1'
    And we have five minutes of time added on.
  • 90'
    Francis Fernandes swings in a freekick but held easily by Soram.
  • 88'
    Snapshot from outside the box by Tirthankar but held well by Karanjit who saw it all the way.
  • 86'
    Holicharan's cross from the left is athletically cleared by Augustin as Doungel was just lurking behind.
  • 84'
    Theatrics from the Salgaocar players, as they are intent on playing out the match and wasting as much time as possible, in the process.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionM. Singh Rajinder Kumar
  • 82'
    Soram almost commits suicide as he passes it to Francis Fernandes who fails to take advantage as he shoots high and wide.
  • 78'
    Blazing run down the right by substitute Marcus who accelerates past Chingkei with ease after dispossessing Tirthankar in the other half and puts in a great ball towards Josimar. Shouvik Ghosh intervenes to avert the danger.
  • 76'
    CHANCE! Milan Singh and Doungel with a neat one two outside the box, after Milan Singh makes a lung bursting run from midfield after winning the ball. But his shot is scuffed allowing Karanjit to pick it up easily.
  • 75'
    Pailan doing all the running and attacking now, but they have failed to manufacture a sure shot chance.
  • 72'
    Holicharan with a crack from nowhere, and unsurprisingly it is nowhere near target.
  • 71'
    STAT: Pailan Arrows have 51% possession while Salgaocar in spite of being ahead have only 49%.
  • 70'
    Great bit of skill by Chingkei, the substitute as he goes on an overlapping run from left back.
  • 67'
    SubstitutionG. Obatola Marcus Mascarenhas
  • 67'
    Another break in play as this time Karanjit is down, after being clattered by Kotal.
  • 66'
    The game being bogged down as now Obatola goes down in the penalty box with an injury.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionSonu Beniwal Yumnam Chingkhei Meiti
  • 61'
    Len is driven wide after a neat flicked pass by Tirthankar but his cross into the box is gathered easily.
  • 60'
    Salgaocar happily moving the ball around in midfield allowing Pailan to come onto them.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionShaiju Mon Holicharan Narzary
  • 56'
    Pailan bringing on their top striker, Holicharan Narzary as they desperately need the equaliser.
  • 53'
    Great run down the right by Doungel who tries to flick one over Augustin Fernandes but just too long allowing Karanjit to pick it up.
  • 50'
    Goal G. Obatola
    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Out of nothing Obatola scores. Josimar with a flick on but Obatola was well marked by both Pritam Kotal and Sonu Beniwal. But a poor touch from Kotal allows Obatola to get a shot away past a diving Soram.
  • 49'
    From Shouvik Ghosh's long ball Pailan almost carve out another chance. Tirthankar passes it first time to find Len whose first touch takes the ball too far.
  • 48'
    SubstitutionMilagres Gonsalves Gilbert Oliveira
  • 47'
    Francis Fernandes with a snapshot on the turn after Milagres put the cross in that missed Josimar. Comfortable save from Soram.
  • 46'
    And the second half is underway with Milagres Gonsalves going down immediately.
  • We go into half time with the game tied at one goal a piece. After Pailan had equalised out of almost nothing, Salgaocar hit back almost immediately to account for their domination in the half.
  • 45'
    OBATOLA! Tries a snapshot from the right flank but the goalkeeper just parries it out for a corner.
  • 43'
    Goal Josimar
    GOALLLLLLLLL! Equaliser! Josimar equalises from Francis Fernandes' cross down the right as his thumping header cannot be kept out by Soram even though he gets a hand to it.
  • 42'
    Pritam Kotal with another great tackle in As he dispossesses Josimar with a timely sliding tackle.
  • 38'
    Neat bit of work by Francis Fernandes and he screams for a corner, but not given.
  • 36'
    Goal Seminlen Doungel
    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!! Brilliant work by Doungel who manufactures a goal out of nothing. From a long ball by Vishal Kumar, Len does it all by himself. He nutmegs Augustin Fernandes on the right before smashing a powerful shot past Karanjit, giving him no chance.
  • 36'
    Out of nothing, Pailan have the Goal
  • 33'
    Tirthankar with the free kick as Vishal Kumar is brought down...neat free kick as it just needed a touch...but it goes straight to the grateful hands of Karanjit.
  • 30'
    Doungel gets the ball with only a defender to beat, but fails to notice Alwyn making a run down the centre, who was almost clean through. Only a corner.
  • 28'
    CHANCE! The full back Cardozo hits a hopeful shot from outside the box from the corner. The shot was going out, but a deflection off Obatola who did not know much about it, takes it off the upright and thankfully for Pailan, it rolls out.
  • 27'
    Poor free kick as Shouvik Ghosh clears easily for a corner.
  • 27'
    Kotal ends up fouling Obatola giving Salgaocar a freekick from dangerous position. Randeep Singh takes it.
  • 26'
    Yellow Card Pritam Kotal
  • 25'
    Wayward long ball attempted by Sonu but straight to Karanjit.
  • 24'
    Pailan Arrows are trying to make something happen finally but are let down by no strikers in the box...
  • 22'
    Neat through pass by Shaiju Mon who bends a ball past the defenders to find Doungel but he is dragged wide, and can only win a corner.
  • 20'
    Josimar and Obatola play a neat one two to allow Obatola a header in the box but its wide.
  • 18'
    Pailan are not making it an easy game for Salgaocar if they were expecting another 9-0...
  • 16'
    Francis Fernandes was clean through after a towering header by Sobrosa...but he is deemed offside.
  • 14'
    Obatola tries to sneak in a shot being closely marked by Shouvik Ghosh, gets a shot in but fails to hit the target.
  • 12'
    Shaiju Mon tries to hit a long range shot but well wide of the target.
  • 11'
    Good run down the right by Shaiju Mon and he puts a cross in, but Sobrosa clears easily for only a throw in.
  • 10'
    CHANCE! Milagres goes clean through as he gets the pass from Josimar after flicking it over Pritam Kotal but fails to finish.
  • 9'
    Obatola plays the ball cross field and Josimar with a shot but blocked by Shouvik Ghosh.
  • 6'
    CHANCE! Obatola with an easy chance after stealing the ball from Pritam Kotal but drags his shot wide with the left foot. Easy chance wasted.
  • 4'
    Joshimar with the ball in the box, tries to pick out Obatola...but cleared by the Prayag Defense.
  • 3'
    Francisco Fernandes with a great run down the left, but awesome tackle form Pritam Kotal to avert the danger.
  • 2'
    East Bengal have a free kick but Vishal Kumar ends up fouling in the box.
  • 1'
    STAT: Last two matches between these sides had ended at bore 0-0 draws.
  • 1'
    Pailan in their green and white strip while Salgaocar in their away red jersey.
  • 1'
    And we kick off!
  • Funnily enough both teams are helmed by their assistant managers, as both coaches are absent. Pailan have A. Symons while Salgaocar have Peter Vales in charge.
  • Welcome to the Salt Lake Stadium for a relatively late kick off as Pailan Arrows take on Salgaocar in Kolkata, with the weather Gods smiling...