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17 Aug 2019, 18:36 IST

Bengaluru FC defender Namgyal Bhutia in action against Jamshedpur FC in the Durand Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.
Bengaluru FC defender Namgyal Bhutia in motion towards Jamshedpur FC within the Durand Cup on the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.

Kolkata: Suresh Singh Wangjam transformed two penalty kicks proper on the demise to safe a dramatic 3-Three draw for Bengaluru FC towards Jamshedpur FC of their last sport of the Durand Cup on the Salt Lake Stadium, in Kolkata, on Saturday. The midfielder netted within the second and fifth minute of harm time on the finish of the second half to safe a useful level for the Blue Colts, who have been trailing 1-Three on the 90-minute mark.

Earlier, Vimal Kumhar (2’) had given Jamshedpur FC the lead earlier than Leon Augustine (45’) levelled scores on the stroke of half time. Aakash Dave (51’) and Nabin Rana (80’) struck for the opponents earlier than Suresh (90+2’, 90+5’) netted twice from the spot.

The consequence meant each side shared a degree every and whereas Military Purple (GD -2) and Jamshedpur FC (GD -6) each ended on two factors every alongside Bengaluru FC (GD -1), Naushad Moosa’s boys declare the second spot in Group A owing to a greater objective distinction.

Going into the sport in search of their first win, Moosa opted to make two adjustments as he handed begins to goalkeeper Dipesh Chauhan and medio Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha instead of Aditya Patra and Ajay Chhetri.

Nonetheless, the Blue Colts have been pegged again proper in the beginning as they conceded inside two minutes from kick-off. Jamshedpur attacker Pukhrambam Manisana did effectively to create space within the field on the left earlier than sliding a low ball to Vimal Kumhar on the far submit and the striker made no mistake, tapping house from shut.

Whereas Bengaluru have been shocked having conceded early, they gathered their composure and commenced pushing forward. They dominated proceedings virtually utterly thereafter, creating a number of probabilities, however Moosa’s boys have been unfortunate to haven’t scored. The woodwork denied Bengaluru on three events in a fifteen-minute spell. First, it was Emanuel whose try from distance after some good play by Namgyal Bhutia and Naorem Roshan Singh got here off the crossbar within the 15th minute.

Seven minutes later it was Edmund Lalrindika who was denied after Biswa Darjee did effectively to get into the field on the appropriate earlier than slicing it again to the striker whose first-time try got here off the crossbar. Within the 29th minute, it was skipper Roshan whose highly effective left-footer got here off the horizontal after his effort on a breakaway transfer got here off a defender.

Regardless of the frustration, the Blue Colts lastly equalised on the stroke of half-time when Leon lastly obtained one previous Jamshedpur custodian Amrit Gope. Medio Suresh performed a brief nook to Parag Shrivas on the left and the defender floated in a great cross into the field to seek out Sairuat Kima who headed the ball all the way down to Leon and the winger despatched it house on the slide.

Jamshedpur took the lead as soon as once more early on within the second half when Aakash Dave’s try on a counter assault was deflected previous Dipesh within the BFC objective. And whereas the Blue Colts saved pushing forward in quest of an equaliser, one other defensive lapse allowed Jamshedpur to additional improve their lead, as Nabin Rana netted from Pukhrambam’s arrange.

Whereas it appeared like the sport would finish 3-1 in favour of the Jharkhand-based facet, Moosa’s boys struck twice in harm time to grab a degree. First, Leon was introduced down by rival skipper Billu Teli and Suresh stepped as much as rating from the spot, in what was his second profitable penalty conversion within the competitors. Minutes later, Leon was as soon as once more impeded within the field, this time by ’keeper Gope and Suresh stepped up as soon as once more to finish his brace, taking his tally to 3 objectives within the marketing campaign, all from the spot.