Kolkata: February 13, 2012
Dempo beat Pailan Arrows
Dempo SC consolidated their place at the top of the I-League Table beating Pailan Arrows 2-0 at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan. For the winners Ranti Martins scored both goals in the 53rd and 83rd minutes. For Pailan Arrows, goalkeeper Naveen Kumar was sent off in the 34th minute which turned out to be critical in the match.
Salgaocar SC defeated Sporting Clube de Goa
Salgaocar SC defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1. Beevan D’mello scored first goal for Salgaocar in the 24th minute only for Tomba Singh to double the lead in the 65th minute. Sporting’s Kalu Ogba reduced the margin in the 66th minute.
Courtsey the win, Salgaocar move to 36 points while Sporting stay on 30 points.
Chirag Kerala beat Air India
Sukhwinder Singh and David Sunday inspired Chirag United Kerala to a 3-1 win against Air India despite being down by one early goal. Sandesh Gadkari had put Air India ahead in the fifth minute of the match, but despite controlling the match, it was Chirag United who had the last laugh.
Three full points took Chirag United to 14 points from 19 matches, three behind Mumbai FC, but with a match in hand. The two teams are competing to stay out of drop zone with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore, already scrapping at the bottom. The loss meant Air India stay on 27 points and No 9 position after they fell to ninth loss.
Pune FC beat Pyarag United
Pune FC pulled off a remarkable win despite going down late in the first-half against Prayag United SC to leapfrog two places in the League standings after a 2-1 win in the I-League match at the Balewadi Sports Complex.
Yasif Yakubu had put Prayag United ahead in the 41st minute with a blinder from about 30 yards which Pune FC custodian Amrinder Singh least expected, but the Man-of-the-Match Keita Mandjou headed in an equaliser four minutes into the second half to bring the home team back on track.
Both Keita and Douhou Pierre worked relentlessly upfront and created several chances as Prayag felt the heat, before Karma Tsewang scored the winner in the 71st minute to send the crowd into delirious celebrations.
With three full points from this match, Pune FC moved to 34 points while Prayag United stayed on 32 points as the League takes 40-odd-day break before restarting on March 24.