One other late aim saved the day for FC Goa as they managed to seize some extent in a hard-fought 1-1 draw in opposition to SC East Bengal within the Indian Super League (ISL) on the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco on Wednesday. In what was initially a cagey contest, SCEB took the lead by way of Shiny Enobakhare’s (79”) gorgeous solo aim. However Goa fought again with a aim from substitute Devendra Murgaonkar (81”) to disclaim their opponents a second successive win, who have been delivered to 10-men within the second half. Goa dominated the primary half, conserving possession and creating probabilities however could not discover a means as either side have been unable to interrupt the impasse. Whereas Goa keeper Mohammad Nawaz was hardly examined, SCEB keeper Debjit Majumder was instrumental for his aspect, pulling off 4 essential saves.
The primary massive likelihood of the sport arrived within the fourth minute for Goa after Scott Neville tripped Jorge Ortiz Mendoza. Brandon Fernandes took the free-kick and swung a teasing cross on the far submit for James Donachie, whose header was parried away by Majumder.
Goa continued to play within the opposition half after that early likelihood however SCEB defended resolutely regardless of being on the backfoot. Nonetheless, the Purple & Golds additionally missed two back-to-back probabilities to seize the lead across the half-hour mark by way of set-pieces.
Aaron Amadi-Holloway first missed an open header from a free-kick. A minute later, SCEB gained a throw-in, and Raju Gaikwad discovered an unmarked Daniel Fox on the far submit, who didn’t preserve his shot on course.
Goa continued to pile on the stress on their opponents after the change of ends. However SCEB’s hopes of grabbing management of the sport suffered an enormous blow when Fox was despatched off within the 56th minute. The SCEB captain obtained his marching orders for a tough problem on Alexander Jesuraj.
Regardless of the man-advantage, a defensive error from Goa virtually gifted SCEB the lead. Matti Steinmann pounced on a sloppy go from Princeton Rebello and made his means into the field earlier than firing his shot huge. Fowler’s aspect quickly made amends for the missed alternative as they scored the opener.
Enobakhare displayed a second of magic and made his means into the field beating 4 markers earlier than putting his shot into the underside nook, ending off a shocking solo aim. However Goa quickly drew parity as SCEB’s defence was caught napping.
Saviour Gama delivered a cross on the close to submit and Murgaonkar rose excessive to place Goa on stage phrases. Either side continued to hunt for the winner however ultimately, settled for a draw.
Matters talked about on this article