I-League 2018-19: Amarjit Singh Kiyam's second-half penalty seals victory for Indian Arrows against Gokulam Kerala FC

Captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam's second half penalty strike helped Indian Arrows stun eighth placed Gokulam Kerala FC 1-0 and register only their second win in the ongoing I-League on Friday.

Press Trust of India December 21, 2018 21:03:47 IST
I-League 2018-19: Amarjit Singh Kiyam's second-half penalty seals victory for Indian Arrows against Gokulam Kerala FC

Cuttack: Captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam's second half penalty strike helped Indian Arrows stun eighth placed Gokulam Kerala FC 1-0 and register only their second win in the ongoing I-League on Friday.

ILeague 201819 Amarjit Singh Kiyams secondhalf penalty seals victory for Indian Arrows against Gokulam Kerala FC

Representational image. Getty

With this win, Indian Arrows have jumped up a place to be in the ninth position while Gokulam Kerala FC are placed eighth in the points table.

Gokulam Kerala FC, as expected, started on an attacking note but the Indian Arrows stood strong to hold their fort.

On the contrary, the hosts made their way past into the Kerala box quite a few times, but they were undone by lack of creativity inside the box.

Rahul KP, Boris Singh and Rahim Ali all played interesting football but could not maintain the tempo of their runs once inside the Kerala box, losing the ball more often.

Both the teams fought hard but failed to break the deadlock in the first 45 minutes.

The second half began with Gokulam Kerala FC showing intent to take the much-needed lead but Indian arrows defence stood tall to deny the visitors any chance.

Gokulam Kerala FC, however, continued with their attacks and did get some real close chances, but could not convert any of those.

A free kick by Gokulam's Brazilian mid-fielder Felipe Castro in the 63rd minute that could have easily gone into the Arrows net was missed by Daniel Addo's misplaced header. This was the closest that the visitors came to score in the game.

Soon after Feliipe Castro committed a silly foul on Vikram Pratap Singh inside the Gokulam box, handing Indian Arrows a penalty and skipper Amarjit made no mistake in taking the shot to give his side the lead in the 66th minute.

Thereafter Gokulam Kerala increased their attacks but the young Arrows side came up with a strong and committed display to deny their opponents.

Updated Date:

also read

Europa Conference League: Antonio Conte says he's no magician after Spurs' shock loss against NS Mura
Sports

Europa Conference League: Antonio Conte says he's no magician after Spurs' shock loss against NS Mura

Spurs will now likely have to beat Rennes at home in their final group game to avoid crashing out of Europe's third-tier competition.

Champions League: Man City, PSG and Real Madrid qualify for last 16; Milan beat Atletico
Sports

Champions League: Man City, PSG and Real Madrid qualify for last 16; Milan beat Atletico

Gabriel Jesus tapped in from Bernardo Silva's deft knockdown on 76 minutes to settle an absorbing match at the Etihad after Raheem Sterling had cancelled out Kylian Mbappe's goal.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur suffer £80 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions
Sports

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur suffer £80 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions

Spurs have counted the cost of the coronavirus pandemic more than most as it struck shortly after the club opened a new 63,000 capacity stadium at a cost of £1.2 billion.