#2 Defensive howlers from both sides
With a stronger and a full-time squad than that of the opposition, the game was expected to be dominated by Jamshedpur but it was anything but that especially in the first-half. Against the run of play, Jamshedpur was the first to concede a goal courtesy as total miscommunication between the goal-keeper and the defender which is really not expected at this level of the game.
To an over-hit header off a Bengaluru defender, directed towards Semboi Haokip, Augustin Fernandes (who was marking Haokip) let the ball rolling towards Subrata Pal who was expected to come forward and pick up from the edge of the penalty box. Augustin gave up the chase anticipating Paul to collect the ball but it wasn’t to be. Semboi, who was quick enough to realise the miscommunication beat both the Jamshedpur players to the chase as he put the ball into the net with a subtle finish, giving his side the 1-0 lead in the game.
29 minutes later, Augustin Fernandes was again involved in the action but this time in the opposite half as Bengaluru goalkeeper Soram Poirei spilled an easy ball off his hand straight to the feet of Augustin who was set free in an otherwise crowded penalty box. The Jamshedpur defender was quick enough to react to the situation as he equalised from a very tight angle in between three Bengaluru defenders.
The second-half of the game revealed an even ugly story for the BFC defence as Jamshedpur was able to overpower them four times in 15 minutes, gaining an unassailable 5-1 lead in the game.Published 28 Feb 2019, 08:08 IST