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Pune FC 1 (Thongkhosiem Haokip ’53)
Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Victorino Fernandes ’65)
Sporting Clube de Goa and Pune FC drew 1-1 in round 7 of the Hero I-League organised by the AIFF at Balewadi Stadium, Pune on Saturday. The match was goalless at the interval.
It took Thongkhosiem Haokip just nine minutes into the second session to net his 5th goal of the season when he tapped in after Arata Izumi and Nikhil Kadam did the initial spade work.
Sporting Goa piled on the pressure and came up with the equaliser when Victorino Fernandes stayed calm and composed to slot the ball under the Pune custodian, after receiving substitute Beevan D’Mello’s neat pass.
The last fifteen minutes was played at a rejuvenated tempo as both teams searched for the elusive winner, but it was not to be and in the end both sides had to be content with a point apiece.
With this result Pune have accumulated 12 points from seven matches, while Sporting Goa has now collected 3 points from six games.
Pune FC: Amrinder Singh, Luciano Sabrosa, Anas Edathodika, Mathew Gonsalves, Fanai Lalrempuia, Nikhil Kadam, Arata Izumi, Dhanpal Ganesh, Ryuji Seoka, Ishfaq Ahmed, Thongkhosiem Haokip,
Yellow cards: (Arata Izumi ’35)
Substitutions: (Anthony D’Souza in/ Nikhil Kadam out ’74), (Raju Yumnam in/ Ishfaq Ahmed out ‘76), (Prakash Thorat in/ Fanai Lalrempuia ’82)
Subs on bench: A Debnath, M. Lugun, Z. Ralte, S. Ramu, Y. Mangang, P. Thorat, Anthony D’Souza
Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (GK), Miguel Garcia (C), Rojen Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Jovel Martins, Cajetan Fernandes, Ogba Kalu, Victorino Fernandes, Sumeet Passi, Mauvin Borges, Boima karpeh,
Yellow cards: (Cajetan Fernandes ’27, Boima Karpeh ’41)
Substitutions: (Rowllin Borges in/ Boima Karpeh out ’46), (Beevan D’Mello in/ Sumeet Passi out ‘58), (Anthony Wolfe in/ Victorino Fernandes out ’77)
Subs on bench: (Kamaljit Singh, Chandrashekar Chinta, Joyner Lourenco, Pratesh Shirodkar, Beevan D’Mello, Rowllin Borges, Anthony Wolfe)