Shillong Lajong FC
The Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
September 25, 2011; 18:00 Hrs IST
SALGAOCAR SC: Karanjit Singh, Luciano Sabrosa, Meharajuddin Wadoo, Jaspal Parmar, Rahul Kumar, Francis Fernandes, Rocus Lamare, Edeh Chidi, Ryuji Sueoka, Gilbert Oliveira , Biswajit Saha
SHILLONG LAJONG FC: Lalthuammawia Ralte, Aibor Khongjee, Zomingliana Ralte, Mashangva Genius Zenith, Lalchuanmawia, Lyngdoh, Lalramluaha ,John D. Menyongar, Saikhohau Tuboi , M Subhash Singh , B Haokip ,
Kick-off – 6 PM IST
Salgaocar SC have never lost to Shillong Lajong FC and a similar result tonight would mean that the team from Goa are on target for their quest for Fed Cup 2011 glory !
0′ : Salgaocar in their new smart yellow outfit playing from left to right and Shillong Lajong FC in their away blue jersey’s kick off the 1st Semi-Final of Fed cup 2011
2′ : Cautious start from both sides as they play on the artificial surface for the first time in this season
5′ : Shillong on the attack here as the team from Meghalaya going all out as Mehraj Wadoo controls the defensive midfield for Salgaocar
8′ : Chidi Edeh caught off side here by Z. Ralte as Pradhyum Reddy’s side look better composed in the initial exchanges here in Kolkata
12′ : Hakoip and Chiaoba combine well up front for Shillong but cannot deliver the final pass. Salgaocar on the counter as Ryuji Sueoka attempts a weak shot
14′: Biswajit Saha delivers a wonderful cross from the left but its of no use as the strikers fail to connect
15′ : Salgaokar SC 0 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC
20′: Subhash Singh to Zenith bacj to Subhash who passes it on to Lalchuanmawia . Lajong keeping the possession here as Lalramluaha attempts a long ranger which is on target bounces in front of Karanjit who collects it cleanly
23′ : Its been a midfield game so far not much pressure from both sides but some steady moves from Shillong and couple of counters from Salgaocar
26′ : First corner f the game goes to Lajong as Lalramluaha’s cross from the right is headed out by captain Luciano Sobrosa
28′ : Jaspal Parmar brings down Lyngdoh on the right flank. Not needed this shouts coach Karim . Dangerous set piece position.
31′: Yellow card to Wadoo as Rahul Kumar and Chidi Edeh display some good build up play.
33′: Lovely through ball by Chidi Edeh to Gilberto Oliveira who tries to cut it back in the D area but is deflected out for a corner
35′: Salgacar SC 0 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC
38′ : Boithang Haokip takes another corner for Lajong but lacks quality as ball lands straight into Karanjit’s gloves
41′: Nice one-two between Gilbert Oliveira and Chidi but strong defense by Shillong
43′ : Harsh yellow card to Z.Ralte as he brings down a charging Edeh Chidi. Japanese Sueoka takes the free kick which dips slowly into the hands of goalkeeper L. Ralte
45′: One minute of added time as both teams have slowed down the game considerably.
HALF TIME : Salgaocar SC 0 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC
Second half about to begin . Salgaokar make a half time substitution with Ishfaq Ahmed coming in for Gilberto Oliveira.
46′: Salgaocar begin second half in a more positive manner as Francis Fernandes crosses one in from the right flank but Ralte collects it clean
49′ : Good sprint by Ishfaq as he earns a corner for Salgaocar. Again a weak kick.
51′ : Salgaocar are crowding in their defense , not allowing Shillong to make any decent move near the D area. Wadoo crosses one in long from the midfield .
55′ : Corner for Lajong against the run of play as Chidi crosses a pin point cross into the six yard box on the counter attack but a crucial block by Ralte to deny Ishfaq.
58′: Salgaocar making couple of move sfrom the right as Francis Fernandes is caught off side.
60′: First real attempt on the goal by Johnny Menyongar as he unleashes a power shot on target from 30 yards. Karanjit manages to get a hand to it.
62′ : Salgaocar SC 0 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC
64′: Shillong Lajong SUB IN : James Gilbee OUT: C Chizoba
67′ : Lalchunmawia breaks free from the left flank, a nice one two with Haokip . Lalchunmawia with a long hopeful attempt but its a sheer waste as the ball flies way up.
69′ : Both teams looking for openings here but cannot find enough space to move the ball aroud in the final third.
70′ : Ryuji Sueoka with one on one with the keeper and Goal Keeper Ralte charges ahead and somehow manages to get a hand on the ball and its a corner. What a chance !
72′ : Good break away move by Shillong. James Gilbee on the left manages to enter the D area from the left and gives a negative cross which is intercepted by Luciano
75′: Shillong Lajong SUB IN : Lahlimthara OUT: Lyngdoh
77′ : The game has suddenly livened up in the last ten minutes as this game looks like a one goal game for sure, team that’s scores first is going to win !
80′ : Salgaocar SC 0 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC
82′ : Shillong Lajong keeping possesion now. Zenith to Subhash back to Zenith. Lajong is inviting the Salgacar midfield to move up. And Goan team does so. Chidi Edeh moves right and crosses one in but cannot find Ryuji Sueoka
83′ : Ryuji Sueko gets a free header in front of the box but he cannot drive it in on target. What a miss !
86′: Johnny Menyongar from top of the box and Karanjit touches it out for a corner
87′: Salgaocar SUB IN: E Junior Obagbmiro OUT:Ryuji Sueoka
89′ : Gooooooooooal !!!! Chidi Edeh Scores for Salgaokar
Salgaocar SC 1 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC
Substitute Junior crosses one hopeful non dangerous ball inside the box. Keeper Ralte comes out but has to stretch out to stop on rushing Chidi . Ball lands in Chidi feet who uses his presence of mind to lob the ball into the empty net
90′: And its FULL TIME here in Kolkata. Karim Bencherifa’s champion side get the better of a fighting Shillong Lajong FC to enter the finals of Fed Cup 2011
FULL TIME : Salgaocar SC 1 – 0 Shillong Lajong FC