FULL TIME: Kerala 2-1 Maharashtra (AFTER EXTRA TIME) | Santosh Trophy 2013 Semi Final

February 27th, 2013 Section: Kerala State Seniors, Santosh Trophy

Santosh Trophy 2013 – Semi Final 1:

After Extra Time:
Kerala 2-1 Maharashtra
Goals: Usman P (55′) Shibin Lal VK (118′) – F Lalrempuia (70′)
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

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Substitutions:
34′ – Nazarudeen C OFF; Ahamed Mallick ON (Kerala)
37′ – Mohammed Rafi OFF; Anas Ibnu Salam ON (Mahrashtra)
74′ – R Kannan OFF; Sarath BT ON (Kerala)

Bookings:
48′ – Yellow Card – Anas Ibnu Salam (Maharashtra)
65′ – Yellow Card – Vineeth Antony (Kerala)

Live Commentary:

Kerala in the finals of the Santosh Trophy 2013 after a thrilling and nerve wracking win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

Shibin Lal is man of the match of the match with the goal that won Kerala the match in the last minutes of the extra time!!!

Kerala 2-1 Maharashtra
Goals: Usman P (55′) Shibin Lal VK (118′) – F Lalrempuia (70′)

Sweet revenge from Kerala for their semi final defeat by Maharashtra in the 2005 Santosh Trophy semi final at the same ground!!

That’s it. Referee whistles the end of extra time!!!

118′ – GOAL!!! Wonderful move! Initiated by Surjith with a loing ball from the defence, Interchange of passes by Usman and Shibin Lal, Shibin gets into the box and shoots!! GOAL!! KERALA clinches the match in the dying moments!!!!

117′ – Vineeth Antony’s strike too goes wide! A late surge from Kerala here

115′ – Still no goals! Ahamed Mallick tries a long ranger, but over the goal!

111′ – Lalrampuia tests Kerala defence again, wins a corner kick. Meanwhile Sherin Sam is the latest to go down injured for Kerala….

109′ – Free kick in favour of Maharashtra. NP Pradeep with another long range try…

108′ – A shot flies wide from Usman’s legs! Could have been the winner!

106′ – Second half underway! Will this be decided on penalties or will we see a goal in the next 15 minutes?

End of the first half of extra time, still level KERALA 1-1 MAHARASHTRA

1 minute added on!

104′ – Maharashtra counters, but Johnson intercepts to stop the attack.

102′ – Johnson’s cross after a good build up play goes behind the goal for a goal kick

99′ – Usman;s header form Surjith cross just wide of goal1 GOLDEN CHANCE!

96′ – Corner for Maharashtra

95′ – Maharashtra holding onto possession and looking to build something

92′ – Seems like Kerala has come on with a renewed intend. They are throwing more men forward in attack!

Kerala’s performance has been dismal after conceding the goal! And the defensive substitution hasn’t helped either!

It’s the end of regulation time. Extra time and if needed penalty shoot out will decide this match!!

3 minutes added on

86′ – Corner for Maharashtra… Kerala on the counter, lacking options upfront to pass to!!

81 ‘ – Maharashtra resorting to long rangers now. NP Pradeep has one from 25 yards, goes wide of goal!

A subdued atmosphere in the stadium now

73′ – Kannan makes way for defender Sarath BT. Can Kerala find another without the influential Kannan?!

70′ – GOAL!!!!! Lalrempuia plants a well hit long ranger into the back of the net!! Kerala 1-1 Maharashtra

68′ – Kannan stretchered off the field!

65′ – Yellow card for local boy Vineeth Antony

63′ – A beautifully flighted free kick from NP Pradeep deep into the box, but Kerala keeper Jean Christian is upto it, comes forward and collects it with ease.

Crowd warming up to Kerala’s goal and cheering them on with a renewed vigour!

60′ – Johnson’s cross at the end of a one-two to Usman in the middle is just over his reach.

55′ – USMAN steps up to take the penalty… GOALL!!!! KERALA 1-0 MAHARASHTRA

53′ – Free kick for Kerala, Johnson takes it, aimed at Kannan. Defender heads back, falls for Shibin Lal whose shot gets deflected on the way and hits the crossbar. But referee points to the  PENALTY spot……. Handball??

50′ – Kannan tries a backheel to release Usman, but Maharashtra defence covers!

49′ – Maharshtra looking more dangerous after the limebreak. Jean Christian is forced to intervene a couple of times already in the second half

46′ – Second half underway.

Teams are back on to the field

Kerala is playing their 21st Santosh Trophy semi final today….

End of first half. No goals. KERALA 0-0 MAHARASHTRA

2 minutes added on at the end of first half regulation time.

44′ – Pradeep tries his luck from a long range free kick. But fails to hit the target.

40 ‘ – A long ball from Surjith finds Usman, gaolkeeper advances from the line, Usman lofts the ball over keeper, but off target. CHANCE gone!

37′- Another injury blow in the game. Mohammed Rafi has to go off. He is replaced by Anas Salam up front.

34′ -Nazarudeen who replaced the injured Rahul in the starting line up today has been forced to come off due to an injury. This is Kerala’s second major injury blow in the tournament after Rakesh K who had been injured during the first match.

33′ – SUBSTITUTION: Nazarudeen C OFF; Ahammed Mallick ON

32′ – Nazarudeen seems to be in trouble as he is stretchered out of the field due to an injury to his right ankle.

We have a crowd of around 10,000 here today to witness the first semi final

26′ – Now Kerala’s Nazarudeen is the player down with a knock

23′ – Sadananda Sanjam Ben with a hopeless long ranger for Maharashtra.

19′ – Usman brought down near the box by Maharashtra, referee waves play on.

17′ – Free kick near the right corner flag for Maharashtra. NP Pradeep takes it, Mohammed Rafi connects with a header at the near post. Just wide of the goal!!!!

16′ – Surjith tries to chip the goalkeeper from 30 yards out! Goalkeeper looks to be in a little trouble as the ball lands over the goal!

14′ – Another corner now for Kerala.

12′ – Usman comes back on and directly gets into action, capitalizes on a mispass from Maharashtra defence and crosses in to the center. Maharashtra keeper parries it, ball falls for Sumesh whose shot is wide of goal!

9′ – Long throw in into the box by Surjith, headed chance for Usman. Usman goes down in pain, physio comes on!

3′ – Corner taken by Surjith, headed on goal by Sumesh. Just over

1′ – Kerala begins the match on an attacking knot. Sumesh’s cross to Usman from right is cleared for a corner.

Rahul P does not make the starting eleven for Kerala. So, Surjith VV will captain the side instead,

Starting Elevens:
Kerala:
Starting Eleven: 01. Jean Christian PA (Goalkeeper), 02. Surjith VV (Captain), 03. SajithT, 04. Sherin Sam, 05. Johnson N, 18. Nasaruddeen C, 08. Shibin Lal VK, 09. Usman P, 10. Kannan R, 16. Vineeth Antony, 19. Sumesh N
Substitutes: 06. Ahammed Mallick, 21. Sreeju K, 22. Nazeeb, 15. Abdul Bhasith, 17. Saleel K, , 20. Rino Anto 07. Rahul P, 12. Sarath BT
Head Coach: MM Jacob
Manager: PG George
Technical Director: AM Sreedharan
Assistant Coach: PK Rajeev
Physio: Thomas Cherian

Maharashtra:
Starting Eleven: 01.    Rajiv Miryala (Goalkeeper), 02. NP Pradeep (Captain), 03. Ranjan Salam, 05. Oken Sngh, 06. Shaik Shabbir Ali, 08. F Lalrempuia, 10. Sadananda Sanjen Bam,11. Mohammed Rafi, 13. Ansari Mohammed Rashid, 14. Praneel Mendon, 18. Kali Allaudin
Substitutes: 04. Thakur Shakti Singh, 07. Zubair Desai, 12, Anas Ibnu Salam, 15. Shrikant Molangri, 16. Ajinkya Nalwade, 17. Shaik Mohammed Bilal, 19. Pahoon Biswas, 20. Owais Khan
Head Coach: Farook Ahamed
Assistant Coach: AShok Yadav
Manager: Manik B Mandik
Physio: Anwar
Goalkeeper Coach: Abdul Qadeer

Referee: Ranjit Bhakshi
Assistant referees: Prasad S Surlakar, J Velayudhan
Fourth Official: J Tony
Match Commissioner: Inayatullah Khan