Igor Angulo struck on the harm time of the primary half to hand FC Goa a 1-0 win over Odisha FC, their second successive win within the Hero Indian Super League right here on Saturday. The win propelled FC Goa to the fourth spot within the standings.
Angulo (45+1st minute) netted the winner to assist Juan Ferrando’s facet register one other victory.
Arshdeep Singh shone for Odisha however their inefficiency upfront meant Stuart Baxter’s facet remained winless within the competitors.
Vinit Rai was handed his first begin of the season as Odisha made 4 adjustments to their line-up. Ferrando rang in only one change as Alberto Noguera changed Edu Bedia.
Goa outplayed their opponents within the first half and headed into the break with a one-purpose lead. The Gaurs dominated proceedings from the beginning whereas Odisha determined to remain compact and take in the strain.
Jorge Ortiz Mendoza, a continuing risk on the left flank, had a possibility to offer Goa the lead through the sixteenth minute. Brandon Fernandes received the ball and laid down a move for Ortiz on the left. The ahead minimize inside into acres of area however dragged his shot vast.
However, regardless of dominating possession, the Gaurs did not penetrate the Odisha defence, who saved issues tight on the again.
Odisha, too utilized strain on Goa’s backline in the direction of the top of the primary half, primarily by means of Diego Mauricio however the dwelling staff’s backline did effectively to thwart the hazards.
Goa’s perseverance lastly paid off in the direction of the top of the primary half with Angulo getting himself on the scoresheet once more. Romario beat his marker on the left and located the Spaniard within the field, who created area to idiot Jacob Tratt earlier than drilling his shot into the underside left-handed nook.
The second half bought off to an attention-grabbing begin with each side exhibiting intent.
Odisha pushed exhausting for an equaliser and almost got here shut simply earlier than the hour mark. After a counter-assault, the ball fell to Cole Alexander on the fringe of the field, however midfielder fired his shot vast.
The Gaurs original two clear-minimize alternatives through the sixty fourth minute however Arshdeep produced gorgeous double save to maintain his facet within the recreation.
The Odisha custodian first blocked a shot from Angulo together with his leg. The ball was finally cleared and fell to Princeton Rebello. The substitute discovered Mendoza exterior the field however the latter was denied as Arshdeep dived full stretch. The Odisha FC keeper produced one other double save through the dying minutes of the sport, denying each Mendoza and Len Doungel.