| A moment from the match between Dynamo (in white) and FCI at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Monday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Sept. 2: Food Corporation of India Sports Club (FCI) bounced back today to shock Dynamo Club 4-2 in their relegation round match of the Abhishek Motors R.G. Baruah Trophy Guwahati Super Division Football League at the Nehru Stadium here.
Both teams managed to maintain almost equal ball possession along with their share of opportunities in the first half. However, FCI displayed sheer domination in the second half to ensure that the side maintains the much-needed goal average.
It didnít take long for FCI to break the deadlock as a 13th minute flagkick was well converted by striker Rakesh Das. Seasoned campaigner David March Goyariís corner kick ensured the perfect setting for Rakesh, who made no mistake in finding the back of the net through a powerful header that left Dynamo custodian Mantu Mallick absolutely clueless.
Dynamo didnít take long to draw parity as Nigerian recruit Oneybi Nandos Ogbonna took advantage of the defence lapse to ruffle the net in the 15th minute.
Both the sides continued make inroads although the scoreline remained level at 1-1 at the end of first half.
With the second half kicking off, FCI showed a completely different approach which paid off in the 60th minute.
John Songate, having received the ball after defender Akan Khaklaryís clearance, made his way past the opponent defence line to ensure their lead in the game once again.
Things started to worsen for Dynamo as Shambhu Bar was flashed the second yellow card. The first one being in the 56th minute while he was sent off for a deliberate fault with substitute Abhijit Duarah in the 68th minute. FCI being awarded a free kick from the edge of the box saw David March Goyari converting with a powerful strike which couldnít be stopped by the Dynamo custodian despite having some touch on the ball in the 69th minute.
Reduced to 10 men, Rakesh Das, having made his way into the box, didnít face much of a problem in dealing with the charging custodian Mallick as he made it 4-1 in the 81st minute.
Ogbonna tried to minimise the margin with a late goal for his side in the 89th minute.