Saturday, April 3, 2010

Javeed OKays for Chandni FC

Chandni FC registered their first victory in the I-League 2nd division group A Qualifiers by defeating Golden Threads 1-0.

It was an affair of the two Kerala teams, Golden Threads and Chandni FC who were placed at the 2nd and 3rd spot respectively before the match. A win should definitely brighten their hope to qualify for the final round.

Golden Threads started off well with Sanjay Vennara forming majority of the attack. He executed a solo run and a shot that missed the goal closely.

Chandni came back in the middle of the first half with 2 back to back attacks.

2nd half started well for Chandni. Striker Javed OK displayed some excellent skills with the ball, he missed a goal closely in the 59th minute. A minute later, Niyas Rehman’s powerful shot from the top of the penalty box was splendidly saved by the Golden keeper.

Golden Threads made regular counter attacks regularly, however, their long rangers, which they tried very often, went wide.

A big blow came for Threads in the 74th minute, when Shameer was shown marching order by referee, Vijaya Kumar. This was Shameer’s 2nd yellow card in that match; he was flashed yellow card earlier in the first half.

In the very next minute Javeed failed to score one from a corner, however, it was not a long wait for Chandni to score one – keeper Jinesh Thomas was not in his position when Thang Somi snatched the ball from a Golden Threads defender, instead of lobbing the ball above the keeper, Thang Somi passed the ball to Javeed, and Javeed placed the ball to the goal.

With 5 points after 3 rounds, Chandni FC is sitting pretty at 2nd position, next to HAL only on goal difference. Golden Threads slips to 4th position.

Result:
Chandni F.C 1(Javeed O K-79') beat Golden Threads 0

Monday’s match:
  • Malabar United versus HAL, 2 pm
  • SBT versus Chandni F.C, 4 pm