abhijeet sarkar: Arrows beat Kerala FC 1-0 in I-League tie | Football News
KOZHIKODE: Indian Arrows rode on a late strike from Abhijeet Sarkar to defeat Gokulam Kerala FC 1-Zero in an I-League match on Friday. Sarkar struck within the 77th minute because the Arrows climbed one spot to the seventh place with 10 factors from an equal variety of matches.
Gokulam remained second from backside within the 10-team desk with a dismal 4 factors from eight matches. They’ve misplaced six of these matches, with a draw and a lone victory.
In a match the place scoring possibilities occurred sparingly, the children from Indian Arrows displayed commendable defensive organisation though they generally misplaced possession too simply of their opponents’ half.
Arrows coach Luis Norton de Matos made made six adjustments to the beginning line-up, placing Boris Singh and Anwar Ali within the defence together with Sanjeev Stalin. Native boy Ok.P. Rahul was additionally handed a begin.
Arrows took solely two minutes to quiet down as Aniket bombed one from contained in the field which flew narrowly over the crossbar.
Each groups had been steaming of their pursuit of some much-needed factors however each units of defenders had been finishing up a pristine job to cancel the attackers out.
The Arrows defenders, particularly Boris, did an amazing job to tame the veteran Odafa Okolie and the ace Nigerian striker could not discover any respiratory house to make a constructive affect within the match.
Gokulam’s Salah and Kivi tried to outwit the resilient children from the flanks however ultimately, that trick could not earn many dividends for the hosts.
Seconds after the changeover, Arrows’ striker Rahim Ali got here very near scoring the opening objective, however Gokulam goalkeeper Bilal Khan jumped on the proper time to pay money for the cross flown by Rahul.
On the hour-mark, lastly, Gokulam coach Bino George changed the off-colour Odafa by introducing Mahmood Al Ajmi.
The impasse was lastly damaged by Sarkar within the 77th minute to ship the away staff dugout right into a delirium.
Rahul had a whizzing run down the left flank and tried his luck just for Bilal to palm it away to Sarkar who calmly slotted dwelling to place the Arrows within the lead.
The hosts earned three successive corners within the dying minutes however Arrows custodian Prabhsukhan Gill, who pulled off his maiden clear sheet this season, calmly handed the state of affairs.