Neroca FC comes up with first home win against Indian Arrows by 3-0 goals
Neroca FC blasted Indian Arrows by 3-0 goals to come up with their first home win and made a frogleap to second spot in the Hero I-League 2018-19, played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.
Picking up their third win from seven matches, Neroca FC catapulted to the second spot from the seventh position, to arm with 11 points after Chennai City who are well poised on the top with 17 points from seventh matches. Indian Arrows are still reeling with 3 points from six matches.
Neroca FC in the first home match against East Bengal was drubbed by the latter with 2-0 goals while in the second match, they manage to hold on Gokulam Kerala by 1-1 goals.
The Indian Arrows put up a spirited fight in the first half but persistent effort of Neroca FC paid off in the 29 minute when forward Singam Subash Singh dribbling in the right, pass the ball to midfielder Katsumi, who is loitering in the goalmouth to connect a feeble push but enough to rolls into the net, much to the dismay of keeper Prabhsukan Singh Gill for the lead.
The Indian Arrows did create their chances in the first half itself but they wasted the opportunity with wayward shot to deny them, making a comeback in the game.
India Arrows midfielder Borish Singh Thangjam did give Neroca FC a troubling time on the latter goalmouth in but lack of conversion with a lone forward in Rahim Ali, deepens down their morale in the game. However Neroca FC cautious in their approach, consolidates in the 54 minute of play with forward Felix Odili Chidi, collecting a pass from midfielder Aryn Glen Williams, made a dash outpacing Indian Arrows defenders, to slot home an easy goal to post 2-0 goals.
With confidence building up in Neroca FC ranks, midfielder Ksh. Malemnganba Meitei struck the winning goals in the 84 minute with able assistance from forward Felix Odili Chidi to romp home with the comfortable victory today. Referee Srikant Bihidar booked defender Narender with a yellow card. The Hero of the Match was given to Neroca FC forward Felix Odili Chidi.
Neroca FC coach, Manual Retamero Fraile has admitted that “The players have improved their game very much and I am very happy with the result today as we have pick up three points. I am quite happy with Felix Odili Chidi and Katsumi Yusa the way they play today.”
Indian Arrows coach Floyd Pinto has shown full support to his boys stating that “They have shown tremendous courage on the field today. The devotion they have shown in the pitch with the ball deserves appreciation. I am aware that my boys lacked the experience in taking on professional players but they have not shown the retreat on the pitch.”
Neroca FC in their next home match will play Churchil Brothers on December 15 at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.
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