FC Goa clinched their first take hang of of the continuing Indian Gigantic League season as they beat Kerala Blasters 3-1 on the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday. A brace from Igor Angulo (30th and 90th) and one from Jorge Ortiz Mendoza (52th) ensured Juan Ferrando picked up his first take hang of as FC Goa head coach. Vincente Gomez (90th) scored a comfort purpose for Kerala Blasters.
Ferrando made two adjustments to the aspect that used to be held by NorthEast United as James Donachie and Alexander Jesuraj have faith been included. Nishu Kumar, Gomez and Nongdamba Naorem returned to the starting eleven for Kerala.
The first astronomical chance for the Gaurs arrived early on in the 10th minute when Mendonza beat Nishu to salvage retain an eye on of a long ball and fired a shot from out of doors the box, simplest to survey his effort hit the crossbar.
The home aspect came end to grabbing the lead as soon as more seven minutes later, simplest to be denied by the upright. A miscued pass from Rohit Kumar build Angulo thru on purpose. The striker, with simplest the keeper to beat, tried to curve his shot into the bottom nook however it struck the a long way put up.
Alternatively, Angulo soon made up for the overlooked opportunity all around the half of-hour payment as he build FC Goa ahead. Gama flicked the ball in direction of Angulo in the box and the striker delightfully placed it over Kerala goalkeeper Albino Gomes to get his fourth purpose of the season.
FC Goa returned hungrier after the ruin and persevered to pile on the stress. Their efforts soon bore fruit as they doubled their lead thru Mendoza. The ahead obtained the ball out of doors the box and traded an excellent one-two with Brandon Fernandes previous to burying his shot into the a long way nook.
Kerala Blasters pushed onerous in quest of a purpose and came end to getting one in the 67th minute. Gomez gained the ball contained in the box however noticed his shot rattle the underside of the crossbar.
Kibu Vicuna’s aspect threatened on a amount of cases however have faith been unable to fetch the again of the on-line. When a purpose did come for them, the contest had already been settled in FC Goa’s favour.
Nishu whipped a frightening for Gomez, whose header snuck into purpose after brushing the underside of the crossbar.
Kerala Blasters captain Costa Nhamoinesu used to be despatched off in some unspecified time in the future of the ruin time after being shown a 2nd yellow card, following a rash tackle on Princeton Rebello. FC Goa added some other purpose leisurely in ruin time as Angulo pounced on a blunder from Gomez.