HAL 4 (Ajitkumar Singh-52', 77', RC Prakash-58'[p], 76') defeats BEML 2 (Khalander-22'[p], Stephen-43')
Other than HAL rallying strongly in the second half and scoring 4 goals, there were few highlights in a keenly contested HAL-BEML game:
- National referee Vijaya Kumar, famous for his no-nonsense
attitude, churned out as many as 7 yellow and one red card.
Surely something that didn’t go well with HAL coach Chandrasekhar!
- BEML coach and former international player Raman Vijayan taking field in the 63rd minute to a rousing welcome from a decent crowd.
BEML started splendidly scoring two goals via Dada Khalander (penalty) and Stephen in the first half. Ajitkumar pulled one quickly to reduce in the margin in the second half.
BEML coach went on an attacking mode by bringing himself by replacing a defender. The ploy which did bear any fruit other than conceding 3 goals in quick succession. BEML defense look too feeble and HAL fully utilized the opportunity.
Later Raman explained his rationale of fielding himself as his injury-plagued side is not having enough players fit players.
With only a match left HAL is leading the pack, BEML's prospect received a major dent after today's loss.
Super Sunday when HAL take on MEG!