Kalyani Football Ground at 3 P.M
JAMSHEDPUR FC-ARMY RED MATCH ENDS IN A DRAW
Army Red and Jamshedpur FC had a tough face off today where the moments saw some brilliant game of football.
The teams met earlier today at Kalyani Stadium. The match saw one of the quickest goal scored at this year’s Durand Cup, at the 4th minute when N Suresh Meitei converted a brilliant header to give Army Red an early lead of 1-0.
In the 17th minute, Vimhal Kumar of JFC scored the equaliser. In the 33rd minute, Vimhal Kumar netted his second for the match, giving JFC an edge over Army Red. The scoreboard read 2-1 in favour of the men of steel.
It was a busy day for Amrit Gope. After scoring their first goal, Army Red continued their attacking stance but the JFC goalie foiled their chances by making some brilliant saves. In the second half, at the 62nd minute, a clash between Amrit Gope and Mukesh Kumar of Army Red saw both down with an injury and were immediately treated on field. Shortly after, at the 67th minute, JFC conceded a penalty and N Suresh Meitei made no mistake in scoring his second goal. He was also adjudged the Man of the Match.
On the basis of the points scored, Army Red’s journey for this year’s Durand Cup. Jamshedpur FC, for their final match of the tournament, will meet Bengaluru FC on August 17, at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.