Ten-men Sporting Clube de Goa were held to a 1-1 draw by ONGC in the AIFF’s I-League Football at the Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Thursday.
Sporting Goa’s Dawson Fernandes headed home to give ONGC the lead after just twenty minutes. In the 69th minute Sporting Goa’s Samananda Singh received his second yellow card off the match and was sent off, which allowed ONGC back into the game and Hassan Odeola eventually found the equaliser in the 77th minute.
In the very second minute, Sporting Goa’s Freiman Peixoto’s corner got a flick on from Juanfri but the ball was eventually cleared to safety.
Two minutes later, Sporting Goa’s Dawson was released by Ogba Kalu, but the ONGC custodian was alert and ran out of his goal to save at the feet of Dawson.
From another well delivered corner taken by Sporting Goa’s Freiman, Juanfri got on the end of it but was denied yet again by the ONGC goalkeeper.
In the 20th minute the Flaming Oranje swept the ball forward, with Juanfri crossing for Dawson Fernandes to finish off with a thumping header.
Moments later at the other end, Katsumi Yusa hit the side-netting from close range.
On the half hour mark, ONGC’s Eric swayed past Angel Berlanga, but the Sporting Goa goalkeeper Bruno Colaco made a fine save. From the rebound ONGC’s Jatin Bisht hit the post.
Sporting Goa was reduced to 10-men in the 69th minute after Samananda Singh fouled Yusa Katsumi.
Thirteen minutes from the end, Hassan Adeola sliced the ball in from a Parwinder Singh corner to equalise for ONGC.
In the final four minutes ONGC substitute Kailash Patil found the back on the net, but the goal was ruled off side.
Sporting Clube de Goa: Bruno Colaco (gk), Mathew Gonsalves (c), Samananda Singh, Freiman Peixote, Kalu Ogba, Dawson Fernandes, Juan Pena, Jovel Martins, Rojen Singh, Angel Berlanga, Rovan Pereira.
Subs: (Stephen Barretto in/ Freiman out ‘57), (Victorino Fernandes in/ Rojan out ‘67), (Joe Pereira in/ Joval out ’88)
ONGC: Rehenesh T.P. (gk), Parwinder Singh, Eric Brown, Sachin Gawas, Jatin Bisht, Yusa Katsumi, Robin Gurung, David Lalrinmuana, Fanai Lalmuanpuia (c), Wahid MD. Sali, Hassan MD Adeola.
Subs: (kailash Patil in/ Jatin Bisht out ’59), (Muritala Ali in/ Eric Brown out ’67), (Kunal Ghosh/ Fanai lalmuan Puia ’81)