Durand Cup 2021 Highlights: Jamshedpur FC 1-3 Army Green, Deepak's heroics seal a win for Army Green

Jamshedpur FC vs Army Green: Deepak Singh scored two goals for the team from the armed forces to secure a 3-1 victory for Army Green.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Jamshedpur FC take on Army Green Football team in the Group B match of the Duran Cup 2021   -  GETTY IMAGES

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Group B Jamshedpur FC vs Army Green Durand Cup game being played at the Mohun Bagan Club Ground, Kolkata.

This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute update.

Army Green seals its first victory in Durand Cup 2021 with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Jamshedpur FC, with all three teas in Group B with three points each. The race for Quarter finals remains an open one.

FULL TIME!

Army Green 3 - 1 Jamshedpur FC

90+4' Sandip Mandi's challenge ignored by the referee as Army Green is denied a penalty

90+2' ERROR! A confusion between Rishi and Vishal Yadav who come together near the goal, but anrrowly miss conceding the fourth goal. Jamshedpur FC needs to be more careful!

90+1' Ball watching for Jamshedpur FC as Army Green plays one-touch passing to keep the Men of Steel at bay

89' YELLOW CARD! Deepak Singh gets a yellow card, Army Green's first booking. The forward has been ept under stern marking after his second goal

87' Two more changes for Jamshedpur as Anand and Tamag come into the field. The team trying everything now to get in front

86'  Sharath continues to hold fort as Army Green march on for an almost certain win for now. Group B is being called the 'group of death' for a reason after all

84'  Meitei and Angelo's indecision costs Jamshedpur another chance that could have led to a chance for a comeback. Army Green's keeper Sharath still in control

83' Sukesh's shot cleared away by Sandip Mandi conceding a corner

82' Jamshedpur FC conceding three goals today in yet another goal-laden game. Yesterday, FC Bengaluru United won its match 4-2. THis may well see more goals as well

80' As the game edges close to full time, Saphaba down with a cramp and recovers quickly

77' Lepcha and Kima pair up as Kima fail to hit the target with a flating ball as it flies past the net

76' Angelo and Piyush come in for Jamshedpur FC as it looks to shift gears

74' Beyong and Saphaba connecting to keep the fluid movement of the ball going as the balls drifts out of control for a goal kick

72' Jamshedpur playing better along the wings with Nikhil and Meitei coordinating together

68' Jamshedpur now trying to create something, asking some questions along the wings as it aims for a comeback. 

65' CHANCE! Nikhil crosses the ball for Sakir, as Army Green manages to clear the ball somehow

 

60' GOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Jitu scores a goal from the spot for Jamshedpur FC to keep his team in the game.

Army Green 3 - 1 Jamshedpur FC

59' PENALTY! Subhash of Army Green gets his hand on the ball as the referee points to the spot for a penalty

58' The match is slowly slipping out of Jamshedpur FC's handsas Army Green now dominating the game clearly. Lepcha is warming up for Army Green. More attack in the midfield incoming

57' GOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Sochin Chhetri scores a third goal for Army Green with a cross from Sukesh

Army Green 3 - 0 Jamshedpur FC

55' YELLOW CARD! Meitei gets a yellow card for a challenge on the goalscorer Deepak Singh. Second card for Jamshedpur FC.

53' Dip Majumdar being checked for a head injury, but thankfully he recovers

51' Sandip trying to hold fort for Jamshedpur, but Army Green still continues to ask questions, build attacks and try to score

 

48' GOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Deepak nudges another ball past Jamshedpur's net to increase his team's lead further. He is now on a hattrick

Army Green 2 - 0 Jamshedpur FC

46'  Army Green, the winners of the 2016 Durand Cup is famous for causing updates. Will the Indian Army side beat Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC ?

Keep following this space for live updates.

Second Half kicks off!

HALF TIME!

In the other match, the team from the armed forces, the CRPF Football team is trailing 0-1 to Mohammedan Sporting as the men in black and white march on towards its second victory if it stays this way in the second half.

Jamshedpur will have to buck up in defence as Army Green continues to create attacks one after the other. Otherwise, this game looks well in control of the team from the armed forces.

45' Couple of minutes added to regulation time as Jamshedpur try to build an attack with Nikhil an Mawia on the forefront

 

43' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Army Green shifts from defence to attack as Deepak receives the ball to thumb it into the net

Army Green 1 - 0 Jamshedpur FC

42' Meitei makes a wonderful run, shift from the right to the left and finally cross to miss any particular target. Corner for Jamshedpur FC

39' SAVE! Another through ball from Sukesh as Kima takes a shot which is saved by Vishal

38' Kima to Manish Sing as Advait and Sphaba contain an attack from Army Green

36' Free Kick for Army Green, which Sukesh takes in but Kima misses a touch as the balls falls comfortably for Vishal YAdav, the keeper

34' Shubham Rana comes off for Manish Singh as Army Green makes its first substitution early on in the game

32' YELLOW CARD! Captain Jitendra yellow carded for Jamshedpur FC

32' Match resumes after a drinks break. Last match's Man of the Match, Vishal YAdav not really tested yet

30' SHOT! Mawia takes a shot from distance which is caught comfortably by Sharath. It seems Jamshedpur saving its legs for future matches, with a reduced pace in its attack

28' Meitei tries to make a run along the right and crosses the ball in which is cleared by Sukesh

26' Jamshedpur plays the ball up front which is headed away by Sharath, the Army Green Goalie

23' Army Green keeping the ball among its defenders through back passes as the men in red continue to press high

20' CHANCE! An error from Jamshedpur leaving Kima open for a strike as he misses the opportunity only for Saphaba to clear

20' Advait dominating the midfield, just like his previous game as he gives in a though ball

18' Army Green, in spite of creating multiple chances in the last game, could not convert even one. It needs to change that in this game if it hopes to go through

16' Oinam and Lepcha have been left out by Army Green in an attempt to change its strategy. Only time will tell if that works

12' Meitei just keeps the ball in play as another attck from Jamshedpur fizzles down close to the opposition box

10' End to end stuff from both the sides as both sides looking to take a lead for a green card into the quarter finals

6' Time for attack for Army Green now! A header from the striker misses the goal as Jamshedpur's goalie watches the ball move past the net

1' Metei starts with a run along the flanks for Jamshedpur but Army Green avoids an early goal

3pm : KICK OFF! Jamshedpur FC is playing from left to right and Army Green on the other end

Line-ups:

Jamshedpur FC XI: Jitendra, Vishak (GK), Kojam, Rishi, Mandi, Telem, Phijam, Advait, Meitei, Mawia, Nikhil

 

Army Green XI: SP Limbu, Shubham Rana, Sochin Chhetri, Lallawmkima, Dip Majumdar, Sukesh Leon, Samananda Singh, Vikash Zanje, Vibin, Deepak Sarath Narayanan

Match Preview

As we head closer to the knock-out stages of the 130th Durand Cup it will be Jamshedpur FC who will be taking on the 2016 Durand Cup Champions Army Green in Group B to be played at the Mohun Bagan Football Ground on Friday.

Jamshedpur FC already has one win under its belt courtesy a 34th minute goal by Lalruatmawia against Sudeva Delhi FC in its first encounter of the tournament and sits second in Group B.

READ | Jamshedpur FC 1-0 Sudeva FC Delhi HIGHLIGHTS

The Indian Super League (ISL) side will be looking to seal the deal with a win over of Army Green who lost its first match against FC Goa by 2-0.

While Jamshedpur FC, who has fielded a relatively younger side will be going into the match with the confidence of a win behind it, it will be do or die for the Indian Army outfit and a loss in this match will mean that it will mostly be out of the tournament. 

Speaking on the match and qualifications for the Quarter-Final stage, Jamshedpur FC Coach, Noel Wilson said, “Yes, that's the aim when we play any match."

"But more importantly what matters is that the boys gain the experience of playing a big tournament like Durand Cup. And we want them to play as many matches as possible."

"The best way to do that right now is by winning the next game. As that will mean that the boys get to play more matches as they qualify for the knockouts.”

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He also praised the opponents and said, “They are an Army side. They will have a great deal of discipline and will be very hard to break down. But we are looking forward to playing the match."

"It will be a great game of football for our young boys, I am sure.”

Top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter finals scheduled to kick-off from September 23, 2021.

The match is scheduled for a 3 pm kick-off from the Mohun Bagan Football Ground, Kolkata.

Complete Jamshedpur FC squad

Goalkeepers: Rehnesh TP, Pawan Kumar, Vishal Yadav

Defenders: Subhash Barua, Stephen Eze, Eli Sabia, Peter Hartley, PC Laldinpuia, Anas Edathodika, Narennder Gahlot, Jitendra Singh, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sandip Mandi, Laldinliana Renthlei, Boris Singh, Karan Amin, Billu Telli, Gaurab, Sapam Kennedy Singh, Alex, Gorachand Mamdi

Forwards: Mobashir Rahman, Seiminlen Doungel, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Farukh Choudhary, Komal Thatal, Jordan Murray, Nerijus Valskis, Ishan Pandita


Complete Army Green Squad

Goalkeepers: Roluahpuia, Sayad Bin Abdul Kadir, Gagandeep Singh, Sarath Narayanana M, Debasish Ghosal

Defenders: Subash P Limbu, Sebin Varghese, Chanabam Samananda Singh, Vikas Zanje, Vibin TV, Stanislaus CS, Ramandeep Singh, Nitin, Ayush, Bikram Limbu

Midfielders: Shubham Rana, Muzammil MM, Soubhagyan Somaraj, Oinam Gautham Singh, Sochin Chhetri, Sukesh Leon K, Alan Thapa, Roel Lepcha, L Nanish Singh, L Deepak Singh, Bikash Budhthoki

Forwards: PC Lallawankima, Dip Majumdar, Kamginlun Kipgen, Khundongbam Somananda Singh


Where can you watch?

Durand Cup matches will not be telecast on any television channel. It can be streamed live on the OTT Platform addatimes  from 3pm.