Monday, February 9, 2015

Lyngdoh’s strike gives Bengaluru first home win

With medio Eugeneson Lyngdoh’s smart strike in the 77th minute, Bengaluru FC tasted their first home win in the Hero I-League by defeating Bharat FC.  

Gaffer pulled no surprise this time in the Bengaluru starting lineup, successful trio of captain Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, and Beikhokhei Bengcaichoo formed the attacking front. For Bharat FC, Rahim Nabi was making debut for his new club. 

Bharat FC kicked-off from left to right. They could have gone ahead in the very first minute of the match - missed the chance of the season when Bengaluru FC defender Osano’s horrendous pass was collected by Lester Fernandes, which he relayed to striker Kris Bright, his shot went way outside the target. Visitors missed another scoring opportunity in 11th minute. 

Bengaluru defense looked jittery often failing to clear the ball. However, captain Chhetri looked in good touch maneuvering from the mid field. In the first half, Bengaluru was controlling the game from the midfield, forcing 5 corners in quick succession. 

Bharat FCs defense lead by captain Gourmangi Singh looked solid and Beninese international Roumald Boko gave stability in the midfield.

Second half started in a positive for host – Robin Singh missed to follow the ball inside the box, which could have resulted in a goal followed by another one from Eugenson in 58th minute. 

The most important juncture came when Eugeneson footed the ball way outside the box, he took time to pick his spot and put the ball back of the net. The match came alive when a solo run from CK Vineeth missed the post by an inch. 

Bharat FC failed to square up after making several attempts later in the game.  

Goal scorer Lyngdoh was declared the Hero of the match!