Hindustan FC beat Delhi Dynamos B
New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) A late goal from Asifullah Khan helped Hindustan FC earn all three points for a 2-1 win over Delhi Dynamos 'B' in their I-League Second Division Group A clash at the Ambedkar Stadium today.
Seiminmang Manchong had put Dynamos back in level terms with 15 minutes left on the clock but Khan's late strike meant Delhi Dynamos' unbeaten run in the 2nd Division came to an end.
Head Coach Fran Perez gave Sukhadev Patil a start in Dynamos goal while Surya Tirkey, Yagya Kapoor and Simranjeet Singh all came into the starting line-up.
It was the hosts who had the better of the early exchanges as they dominated the play, but Delhi's defense was upto the task, not allowing the Hindustan FC attackers a sight on goal.
Against the run of play, Mayank Deswal could have handed Dynamos the lead but his effort from close range was denied by the Hindustan FC custodian.
With a minute left in the first half, a mistake by Dynamos goalkeeper Sukhadev Patil handed Thomyo a clear sight on goal and he made no mistake to put the hosts ahead.
Dynamos introduced Sudipta Malakar in the second half and it almost resulted in a goal, but Krishan Kumar's effort missed the Hindustan FC goal by a whisker.
Dynamos' persistence finally paid off with 15 minutes left on the clock as Krishan's darting run was put to a hold by a foul inside the box.
Manchong stepped up to take the spot kick and score his second goal of the campaign.
The joy though was short lived as with five minutes left to the end of regulation time, Khan's shot from outside the box beat Sukhadev to hand Hindustan FC the lead.
The defeat means Dynamos stay fifth in the standings as Hindustan cement their top spot