Last Updated: February 03, 2023, 20:16 IST
Mohammedan SC’s horrible away report remained intact however Tiddim Road Athletic Union’s excellent report on the Khuman Lampak Stadium was damaged on Friday, February 3. After witnessing 11 objectives within the final two matches within the Hero I-League matches, maybe it was time for a uninteresting goalless stalemate.
The defensive solidity and clear sheet will most likely thrill Mohammedan coach Kibu Vicuna, however that alone won’t assist a group languishing on the ninth spot on the desk. If Vicuna’s boys hold losing possibilities like they did right here, it might turn into tough to keep away from relegation, which is the coach’s main goal.
TRAU, who’re on the reverse finish of the desk, discovered the Kolkata group a more durable nut to crack than they’d’ve thought. Leimapokpam Nandakumar Singh’s wards had a mere one try on course within the recreation. That, too, got here within the second half when Komron Tursunov’s nook from the left was headed by the Brazilian Gerson Vieira on the far submit. Mohammedan SC custodian Zothanmawia palmed it out with impeccable anticipation.
Mohammedan had an amazing quantity of the ball proper by way of the match. But Vicuna’s unusual choice to play Marcus Joseph behind the striker, fairly than as one, clearly hampered the group’s possibilities. Regardless, the Trinidadian created the most effective probability of the sport within the fourth minute. Gifted some house to shoot outdoors the field, he unleashed a robust left-footer which caught defender Manash Protim Gogoi’s foot. The deflection utterly wrong-footed goalkeeper Jedidi Haokip however by way of sheer dangerous luck drifted on the incorrect facet of the submit.
There have been possibilities galore for Mohammedan SC by way of the primary half. In the 13th minute, Kyrgyz midfielder Mirlan Murzaev lower the ball again to Sheikh Faiaz. Standing on the goalmouth, tried a cute again heel that failed to idiot Haokip.
Soon after, Kean Lewis discovered a method to spurn one in all his personal. Hero of the Match Sairuatkima, on the overlap down the precise flank, reduce an excellent go to Lewis proper in entrance of the purpose, six yards from it. Lewis went for energy, an excessive amount of of it the truth is, blasting method over the bar. Barely a minute later, Marcus curled a free-kick in from the precise. Mohammedan captain Ousmane Ndiaye simply wanted to get a contact, diving in useless because the ball whizzed previous him.
At the stroke of half-time, a by way of go discovered Lewis within the attacking third with all the TRAU defence behind him. He shot too early and method over the bar. There was extra but to come earlier than the referee blew for the break. Lewis turned supplier from the left, crossing for Murzaev on the far submit. Haokip had no drawback grabbing the tender header on purpose.
TRAU regarded higher within the second half, regardless of not troubling the guests a lot. Unable to break open a resolute defence, they have been pressured to shoot from distance. None of Nandakumar’s adjustments labored and the unstoppable right-winger Salam Johnson Singh was neutralised virtually each time earlier than he may get right into a capturing place.
Mohammedan would have the final say when midfielder Nikola Stojnovic’s 89th-minute shot, from contained in the field went broad. It was a succinct abstract of his group’s ending.
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