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NEROCA
FT
2 - 3
Mohun Bagan
Singam Singh 16'
O. Chidi 24'
21' A. Dipanda (P)
30' A. Dipanda
45'+1' Akram Moghrabi
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It was a Tale of Two Halves, with five goals in the first and none in the second. It was a display of tactical brilliance and composure from Mohun Bagan in the second half, where they did not allow Neroca to get any kind of tempo going. It was a deserved win for them, as they put on a brilliant display, fighting back twice after falling behind on both occasions and then finally taking the lead at the fag end of the first half. 

Neroca had their moments, capitalising on the defensive errors made by Mohun Bagan in the first half. However, they seemed hapless in the second part of the second half, when for the first time they were trailing and Mohun Bagan had completely slowed the pace down. Neroca, needed some fast passing and link-ups which they failed to produce and hence were unable to break down the intelligent defensive formation of Mohun Bagan.  

To end it, even though it is still a mathematical possibility, Mohun Bagan has effectively ended NEROCA FC's title race this season. 

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That was the last event of the match, as the referee blows the whistle to bring the proceedings to a close.
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90+5' It's the last chance for Neroca as the  ball is put into the box. Chidi puts the ball back into the danger zone. Fabian gets the ball and tries to set someone up, but Mohun Bagan can clear the ball.  
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90+4' SUBSTITUTION(Mohun Bagan) : Rana Gharami comes on for Dicka. A clear ploy from Mohun Bagan to shave a few seconds off the clock.
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90+2' Raynier with the ball from the left, puts it in trying to find Dicka, but the Neroca defence comes out with the ball. 
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90+1' There's a barrage of crosses coming into the MB box, but they can deal with it. 

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It's four minutes of time added to the end of the match. 
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90' Mohun Bagan survive a scare as the cross from the right bounces off a MB player and almost goes into their own net. 
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88' SUBSTITUTION(Mohun Bagan) : Kadam is taken off for Raynier.
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Singam Subhash Singh has been adjudged to be The Hero of The Match. 
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87' Neroca find a chance, with Pritam taking the ball and putting it in from the right. Subhash manges to meet it with his head, in the box. The ball goes just over the crossbar.  
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SUBSTITUTION(NEROCA FC) : Ward comes in to replace Sushil.
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83' The ball bounces forward into the Mohun Bagan box and Shilton rushes out and jumps into the air and sends it behind with his fingertips to keep it from the onrushing Neroca player.  
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78' Mohun Bagan keeping their shape very well and giving Neroca all the time on the ball. They have completely slowed the game down and Neroca seems clueless as to how to get a goal.
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75' The game has not been as electrifying in the second half as the first, with Mohun Bagan very tactically just slowing the game down.
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72' Kallon is very lucky to be still on the pitch. It's a studs-up challenge from him on Akram. Fortunately, he does not make contact with his feet and MB has a free-kick. 
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69' Bishorjit sends the ball out to Chidi, who wins a throw.  Subhash gets the ball and puts the ball in now from the right. Shilton puts the ball over towards the far post with his fingertips.
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68' Saran, showing signs of impatience, as he brings down Dicka, giving MB a needless free-kick.
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66' It's a handball from Kadam and Neroca have a free-kick.
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62' Neroca players seem to be getting frustrated, as they sense they are playing well and that a goal might be around the corner, but the ball is just not going in.
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60' Saran Singh nicks the ball from Yuta's feet in the middle of the pitch and rushes forward. He has three players advancing with him for support, but he goes for goal himself. His shot, goe inches past the post. There seemed to be a fingeron the ball from Shilton, but the referee gives a goal-kick, much to the dismay of Saran.
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59' It's a YELLOW CARD for Williams for a clumsy challenge. 
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56' It's a big chance for Neroca, which they cannot convert. There's a huge scramble in the MB box, and two-three Neroca players get a shot on goal, after Pritam heads it into the danger zone. But, every shot is straight at the defenders.  
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55' Subhash has definitely been a nightmare for Mohun Bagan today, making runs, taking set-pieces and taking up beautiful positions.  
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53' Subhash is running rings around the Neroca defenders, literally. He pulls off a 360, in the MB box and puts a grounded cross in. Chidi meets it but does not take the shot first time and the chance is gone, as the shot finally is blocked by two defenders. 
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52' Subhash somehow wins the ball right outside the MB box, and gives it Fabian, who puts the ball in, but nothing comes off it.
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49' Neroca have a free-kick in the MB half and the ball is put into the box. Sushil tries his best, but the ball goes just past his head. It falls for Fabian, but his shot is way wide. 
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47' The ball is looped over into the Neroca penalty box, looking for Dicka, but he cannot control the ball.
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SUBSTITUTION(NEROCA FC) : Yumnam has been replaced by Pritam for the second half.
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There's the whistle for the second half, and we're off.
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And there's the referee's whistle. Well then !! That's one of the most crazy and entertaining first halves of a football match ever. Neroca went up twice in the half, but Mohun Bagan fought back both times and now it's Neroca who find themselves trailing by a solitary goal. Though Neroca may be the league-leaders, at the moment, Mohun Bagan look to be the better side on the day. Despite their two defensive lapses, they are creating much better chances and they have the scoreline to show for it. 
All-in-all this is going to be one intense showdown in the second half, which is going to be eagerly anticipated by all football fans.
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45+4' Subhash takes a corner from the right, but Shilton judges it well and comes out to collect it in the air. 

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45+2' GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL !!
FIVE goals already and this is just the first half. Akram puts the ball in from the right, to the left post where Yuta reaches it and heads it back towards Akram, standing unmarked in front of the goal. He obliges, by putting the ball into the empty net with his head.
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There are going to be three minutes added at the end of the first half, as Subhasih takes a shot but it's too weak and straight at the goalie. 
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45' Neroca on the offensive as Chidi and Subhash try to link up. They get a throw-in in the MB half.
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41' Neroca has a free-kick right at the edge of the Mohun Bagan box, as it's Kingshuk on the ball again. He goes up for a header with Sushil of Neroca. He falls down and then takes Sushil down to not allow him to advance. Fortunately for him he escapes a booking.
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38' Akram gets booked for high boot in the Neroca penalty box. 
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SUBSTITUTION (NEROCA FC) : It's a very early substitution for Neroca, as Gouramangi Singh goes off for Sushil Kumar Singh.
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30' GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL !!!
It's already 2-2 in this incredible first half. However, this goal will be extremely controversial. The Neroca FC. defence is caught napping as Arijit puts a beautiful cross into the box picking out Watson perfectly, who has drifted away behind the defensive line and is one-on-one with the keeper. But Dicka suddenly comes and puts the ball into the net, after taking it off Watson's foot. Replays show that Dicka was actually ahead of Watson when he took the ball and maybe should have been called off-side. 
90'+5'
R. Gharami
A. Dipanda
88'
R. Fernandes
N. Kadam
N. Ward
Sushil Singh
79'
62'
S. Faiaz
A. Mallick
A. Williams
58'
N. Pritam
Y. Singh
46'
45'+1'
Akram Moghrabi
assist: Y. Kinowaki
38'
Akram Moghrabi
K. Kiatamba
33'
Sushil Singh
Gouramangi Singh
31'
30'
A. Dipanda
O. Chidi
assist: N. Singh
24'
21'
A. Dipanda, Penalty
Singam Singh
16'
Tournament I League 2018 - Week 16
Stadium Khuman Lampak Main Stadium
Match time Sun, 18 Feb 2018, 02:00 PM
Mohun Bagan (4-3-3)
Sankarlal Chakraborty (Manager)
21
B. Singh
5
K. Kiatamba
11
O. Chidi
7
F. Vorbe
4
N. Singh
14
Y. Singh
6
Moirangmayum Singh
12
Singam Singh
28
A. Williams
19
Gouramangi Singh
24
Thangjam Singh
22
S. Pal
4
K. Debnath
12
Y. Kinowaki
9
A. Dipanda
3
E. Obumneme
14
A. Bagui
6
R. Lallawmawma
13
Akram Moghrabi
21
C. Watson
23
N. Kadam
35
A. Mallick
Mohun Bagan (4-3-3)
Sankarlal Chakraborty (Manager)
NEROCA Subs
26
N. Pritam
23
N. Ronald
8
Sushil Singh
2
Govin Singh
13
L. Thapa
9
N. Turković
22
N. Ward
Mohun Bagan Subs
47
S. Faiaz
29
R. Fernandes
16
R. Gharami
28
G. Kumar
11
B. Magar
1
S. Roy
17
Surchandra Singh
50% POSSESSION 50%
2 SHOTS 3
2 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
0 FOULS 0
0 CORNERS 0
0 OFFSIDES 0
2 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
0 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Minerva Punjab 18 11 2 5 8 35
2 NEROCA 18 9 5 4 7 32
3 Mohun Bagan 18 8 7 3 14 31
4 East Bengal 18 8 7 3 13 31
5 Aizawl 18 6 6 6 3 24
6 Shillong Lajong 18 6 4 8 -8 22
7 Gokulam 18 6 3 9 -6 21
8 Chennai City 18 4 7 7 -9 19
9 Churchill Brothers 18 5 2 11 -11 17
10 Indian Arrows 18 4 3 11 -11 15
Updated: Feb 18, 2018 16:13 PM | Published: Feb 18, 2018 19:23 PM