FULL TIME: Air India FC 2-3 BN Railways | Nayanar Cup Final

March 21st, 2012 Section: EK Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup

Final Score:
Air India FC 2-3 BN Railways Kolkata
Royston D’Souza (45+1′), Manjit Singh (90+6′) – Ajay Saha (30′), Asim Das (73′), Christian (90+3′)

Venue: EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode






26′ – Eric Aningo OFF; Sujit Malo ON (BN Railways)
68′ – Ezeh Henry OFF; Sandesh Gadkari ON (Air India FC)
75′ – Soccer Vetho OFF; Allan Dias ON (Air India FC)
85′ – Bhuvan Chandra Joshi OFF; Manjit Singh ON (Air India FC)

07′ – Yellow card – Ajay Saha (BN Railways)
20′ – Yellow card – Eric Aningo (BN Railways)
37′ – Yellow card – Mohammed Shafi (Air India FC)
42′ – Yellow card – Shyam Mondal (BN Railways)
81′ – Yellow card – Ganesh Singh (BN Railways)
82′ – Red card – Royston D’Souza (Air India FC)
84′ – Yellow card – Somik Roy (BN Railways)
90+4′ -  Red card (2nd yellow) Ajay Saha (BN Railways)

Live Commentary:

Final whistle!!! BN Railways are the worthy winners of Nayanar Cup 2012!!!

90+6′ – GOAL! Manjit Singh converts the penalty. Hope for Air India still! AI 2-3 BN

90+5′ – Ajay Saha conceded a penalty and is shown his second yellow!

A streaker runs into the pitch! :-)

90+3′ – GOAL! Christian scores, doubles the lead! 3-1 to BN!

90′ – SIX minutes added on!

88′ – Allan Dias heads across the goal for Air India.

86′ – Nervous moments as Air India gets closer and closer to scoring, crowd are cheering as Air India gets to the ball each time! Clearly Air India are the favorites, but they needs to score very soon!

83′ – Thorat’s shot saved by Railways keeper

82′ – RED CARD! Air India’s Royston D’Souza gets red for a two footed tackle on Ajay Saha!

81′ – Railways keeper Ganesh Singh yellow carded for time wasting!

80′ – Prakash Thorat’s shot hits the left post, still in play, Sandesh Gadkari gets to the ball and shoots, hits the right post, gets to Gadkari again, referee calls for a foul by Gadkari

72′ – GOAL! Sjit Malo’s corner for BN Railways. Dhiman Sinha blasts it on goal, blocked by keeper, falls for Asim Das near goal and he scores! Air India 1-2 BN Railways!

65′ – Takayuki Omi hits the left post with a long effort.

63′ – Mohammed Shafi hits straight at the keeper!

61′ – Two-on-one as Ezeh Henry and Prakash Thorat gets into the Railways box, Ezeh has Thorat waiting at the centre, but his cross is poor and Akhil Raj Banshi clears it!

57′ – Ganesh Singh takes the ball from Ezeh Henry’s feet!

53′- Meanwhile at the other end, Prakash Thorat hits inches over the goal!

52′ – BN’s Pratim Sarkar with the ball at the edge of the box, shoots straight at the keeper.

48′ – Christian shoots over the goal for BN Railways!

Second half underway

Half time. Exciting match!

45+2′ – Air India almost found the lead there. Oken Singh finds Prakash Thorat in the box, his shot is saved by the keeper and Takayuki Omi hits wide from the rebound!

45+1′ – GOAL!! A cross into Railways box lands unexpectedly for Royston D’Souza whose stunning volley lands in the back of the net! Bullet. Air India 1-1 BN Railways

Two minutes added on!

45′  Corner Air India. Misses everyone!

43′ – Royston D’Souza takes the free kick, aims for the left of the keeper, but the goal keeper gets to the ball.

41′ – Shafi gets a through ball, but a timely intervention by Akhil Raj Banshi

38′ – BN almost doubles the lead, Ajay Saha’s long ranger hits the crossbar.

Is this going to be another giant killing act today?

30′ – GOAL! It’s Asim again who crosses in, the ball goes across the goal, but Ajay Saha who was waiting at the far post hits the ball over the keeper into the goal! Air India 0-1 BN Railways!

29′- Asim Das crosses in for Christian, but Christian can’t get to the ball at the face of the goal

27′ – Oken Singh’s header from corner tests Railways keeper. He holds on to it.

25′ – Corner for Air India.

20′ – BN’s Eric Aningo fouls Takayuki Omi and wins himself a yellow!

17′ – Prakash Thorat gets the through pass from Ezeh Henry, gets ahead of Railways defenders in to the box, tries to get around the keeper, but goes down as he tries to do so. Appeals for a penalty, but referee says no.


11′ – Second corner of the game for Air India. Soccor Vetho goes for a header, but defence clears.

9′ – CHANCE! Free kick for Air India from 30 yards out. Royston D’Souza blasts it straight at the keeper, Ganesh Singh blocks but can’t hold it. Prakash Thorat on the rebound, hits the cross bar!

7′  – Soccor Vetho brought down near the box by Railways’ captain Ajay Saha. Free kick and yellow card.

4′ – Long throw in to the box by Bhvan Chandra Singh, but cleared away by Railways’ Pratim Sarkar

1′ – Here we go. The final match kicks off. Who will win the 4th Nayanar Cup? Will it be former champions Air India FC or minnows BN Railways?

Both teams are coming on to the pitch. CPI(M) State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan meets the players in the ground.

We have a huge crowd gathering in the stadium today as e await the kick off!

The fourth EK Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup comes to a climax as Air India FC and BN Railways Kolkata fight it out at the EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode for the 1.5 kg gold cup and a prize money of Rs. 15 lakhs.

Good evening everyone. We are the EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode for the final of the Fourth EK Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup 2012.

Team Lists:

Air India FC:
Starting Eleven:Pawan Kumar (Goalkeeper),Oken Singh, Emmanuel Anoskie, Royston D’souza, Soccor Vetho, Mohammed Shafi, Ezeh Henry (Captain), Prakash Thorat, Takayuki Omi, Bhuvan Chandra Joshi, Ramandeep Singh
Substitutes: Harshad Mehera, V Premkumar, Federic Endro, Neil Gaikwad, Allan Dias, Sandesh Gadkari, Manjit Singh
Head Coach: Santosh Kashyap
Assistant Coach:
Anthony Fernandez
Team Manager: Joginder Singh Thapa

BN Railways Kolkata:
Starting Eleven: Ganesh Singh (Goalkeeper), Sujith Ghosh, Akhil Raj Banshi, Shyam Mondal, Soumik Roy, Dhiman Sinha, , Ajay Saha (Captain), Pratim Sarkar, Christian, Asim Das, Eric Aningo
Substitutes: Subhash Ghosh, Barun Kundo, Bimel Sarkar, Sudip Santra,  Sujit Malo
Head Coach: TB Roy Choudhary, Novanjal Bhandopadhyay
Team Manager: SP Singh

Referee: Denny Jacob
Assistant referees: Sasikumar AR, MKM Basheer
Fourth Official: Ratheesh Kumar
Match Commissioner: Sethumadhvana C