Air India 2-1 MEG Bangalore
Goals: Sandesh Gadkari (5′ PEN), Ezeh Henry (62′) – Aiyappa (63′)
Venue: EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode
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81′ – Christian OFF; Sujit Malo ON (BN Railways)
82′ – Usmna OFF; K Firoz ON (Kerala XI)
88′ – Muhammed Razi OFF; Nishad K (Kerala XI)
90′ – Pratim Sarkar OFF; Barun Kundo (BN Railways)
Full time. Man of the match: R Kannan. Kerala with two draws in two matches!
90′ – Long throw in from Surjith, last chance may be. Anagh heads it up and over!
88′ – Surjith finds Firoz in the box, but he is dispossessed by defender.
86′ – Eric Aningo hits a screamer at keeper Joby, but he is flagged for offside!
80′ – Usman’s effort is blocked on the goal line by Ganesh, Kerala players argue with referee that the ball had crossed the line, but assistant referee decides otherwise. #goallinetechnology
77′ – GOAL! Railways equalize. Mistake from Kerala captain Joby Joseph on goal. Fails to collect a ball from midfield cleanly and Christian takes advantage and tapes it in!! Kerala 1-1 BN Railways!
70′ – Usman turns away from the defenders and gets near the goal and blasts a shot over the goal! Kerala creating opportunities thick and fast!
64′ – Usman has back to back sitters missed! First he is fed by Kannan from the left, but fails to connect. Then, he is fed from the right by Sumesh and again he misses to touch the ball!!
62′ – Kannan tries to get around the defenders, takes a shot but blocked by defenders and falls for the advancing Rahul some 30 yards out. Takes it on the volley, but goalkeeper dives and punches away for a corner.
60′ – Now, Railways’ Christian tries a shot, deflected of the defender and flies just wide of goal. Corner. Kerala defence now in peril!
58′ – Surjith crosses the ball in and Firoz with a diving header turned for corner by keeper.
BN Railways now dominating possession.
56′ – Delay in match: Soumik Roy of BN Railways goes down injured
52′ – Kerala defenders fail to mark Eric Aningo, he shoots and hit the left post!
48′ – Usman’s shot blocked by Shyam Mandal and collected by the keeper Ganesh Singh
46′ – Second half underway…
It’s half time. Kerala takes a one goal advantage going into the limebreak.
45+1′ – Felex gets the ball lifted over the Kerala defence and only has goalkeeper between him and goal. Joby Joseph rushes in and turns the ball over for a corner.
45′ – Two minutes of added time at the end of first half
42′ – Corner for BN Railways.
39′ – Kerala’s Usman through on goal, one-on-one with the keeper, tries to round the keeper, but the keeper gets the ball off Usman’s feet.
37′ – GOAL!!! Free kick for Kerala. Askar takes it from the left, and Kannan has a high header in to the goal, Kerala 1-0 BN Railways.
34′ – Sumesh finds Surjith on the right side of the field, Surjith runs into the box and crosses,but defence clears.
30′ – Eric Aningo fouls Shibinlal, free kick awarded to Kerala in the attacking half.
25′ – Shibinlal tries a longranger which is blocked by the keeper, but Kannan hits on rebound and clips the crossbar. Anyway Kannan was in an offside position there.
23′ – Sumesh wins Kerala’s second corner kick.
20′ – Free kick for Railways in the attacking half, hit straight at the wall and Kerala begins another quick movement on the break.
14′ – Usman does all the hard work, turns away from Railways defenders, gets inside the box and lays it for Kannan whose shot is saved by keeper Ganesh Singh
10′ – Central defender Askar comes up the pitch and has a go at the goal. His long range effort misses the top corner by a whisker!
9′ – Rahul crosses in from the right for Kannan in the middle, but goalkeeper up to it and concedes first corner for Kerala.
8′ – Kerala’s Usman is send free on goal from the midfield, his shot going just wide of the left post!
6′ – Dhiman Sinha and Eric Aningo combines together trying to build something up for the Railways, but assistant referee says Dhiman Sinha is offside!
4′ – First corner of the match on by BN Railways. Nothing comes of it!
1′ – We are underway as Kerala tries to find a win and go top of the group.
Kerala have made a single change to their team as former Viva Kerala forward Shibinlal comes into the starting eleven to replace Daison Devadas in the midfield.
Once again a good crowd assembled at the EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode to watch Kerala XI take on BN Railways from Kolkata in the Fourth EK Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup.
Starting Eleven: Joby Joseph (Goalkeeper, Captain), Surjith VV, Sarath BT, Anagh BK, Askar CV, Mohammed Rasi, Shibinlal VK, Rahul P, Sumesh N, Kannan R, Usman P
Substitutes: Noufal N, Nelto Sebastian, Shamil KV, Daison Devadas, Nishad K, Nasrudheen C, Frioz
Head Coach: MM Jacob
Team Manager: C Dawood
Physio: Bipin Albert George
BN Railways Kolkata:
Starting Eleven: Ganesh Singh (Goalkeeper), Sujith Ghosh, Akhil Raj Banshi, Shyam Mandal, Soumik Roy, Dhiman Sinha, Ajay Saha (Captain), Felix, Pratim Sarkar, Eric Aningo, Christian
Substitutes: Subhash Ghosh, Barun Kundo, Bimel Sarkar, Sudip Sanjra, Asim Das, Sujit Malo
Head Coach: TB Roy Choudhary, Novanjal Bhandopadhyay
Team Manager: SP Singh
Referee: Vijay PC
Assistant Referees: Sreekrishna, Adley Costa
Fourth Official: C Leo
Match Commissioner: Sethumadhavan C