Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bengaluru carry on their momentum, crush Lajong

10-men down Bengaluru FC showed no sign of any protective-approach and they trounced Shillong Lajong FC 2-0 at the Kanteerava Stadium.

BFC looked sharp on the pitch today, midfield performed smoothly, and set balls up for Robin.

Robin Singh came close to goal scoring in the very first minute, he then forced a corner. In a counter from Shillong, Durga Boro set one for Cornell Glenn, which the later shot wide.

Past few minutes, a goal-bound melee from Beikhokhei’s floater which Robin Singh failed to convert. From then on they raided opposition’s defense at regular intervals. 

Local boy Shankar got a memorable start in the Hero I-League, his precision center from the right flank helped Robin Singh to score his first home goal of the season.

Last five minutes of the first half proved taxing for the Steelmen. Central defender Curtis Osano was shown the red card after committing a serious challenge on Cornell Glenn. That was by another drama when BFC keeper Ralte failed to collect the ball cleanly, Seimilen Doungel failed to latch on to the opportunity. That could have given the much-needed equalizer for the visitors. 

Robin got another chance in the second minute post lemon break, a sloppy work in defense from Nim Dorjee gave the tall striker to score his double, which he couldn’t convert. 

Playing with 10 men, BFC gaffer sacrificed a midfielder for a central defender. However, that did not refrain from taking industrious attempts. Perhaps that resulted in the second goal when Thoi Singh scored one from Eugenson Lyngdoh’s perfect cross.  

The visitors left listless in the second half. 

Thoi Singh was awarded the Man of the Match.