Mumbai City FC go down to Delhi Dynamos

Mumbai City FC

New Delhi, 28 November 2014: Delhi Dynamos FC leapfrogged three places up to No 5 after beating Mumbai City FC 4-1 at home in the Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday evening.

Hans Mulder, Mads Junker, Dos Santos and Manish Bhargav scored for Delhi, which led 1-0 at half-time. For Mumbai, Abhishek Yadav on his first substitute appearance he scored four minutes from full time, but that was all Mumbai could manage on the night.

After Mulder scored in the first half, Delhi went onto the offensive after the change of ends. The first breakthrough after the break came from Mads Junker when Dos Santos sent a through ball inside the box. Junker pushed it past Mumbai goalkeeper Subrata Paul.

Dos Santos got his due when he collected a spectacular cross from Francis inside the 18-yard box. The no.16 nonchalantly headed it in the right hand top corner to score the third one for Delhi.

In injury time Steven Dias played a cross from the right flank which Subrata saved. But the ball ricocheted towards Manish, after another save he blasted it inside the goal.

Four minutes before the final goal, Mumbai found its name on score-sheet when Abhishek Yadav struck home a consolation goal.

It was a pass from Sushil Kumar Singh just outside the 6-yard box and Abhishek placed it well after taking a first time left-footed shot that landed in the left bottom corner.

Earlier, Delhi Dynamos went into offensive early on when Santos played a superb back heel for his teammate who took a good touch to get away from the defenders. Dinis took the ball and crossed it towards the far post where Mads Junker was lurking.

Delhi’s relentless attacks continued as Mads Junker collected a through ball and manages to slide it past Subrata Paul in the 12th minute. The ball rolled towards the goal but Deepak got to it and cleared the ball.

Mumbai escaped a Francis onslaught when he sent a good cross over Subrata’s head towards the far post. Mumbai City FC’s Nabi rushed to clear after the goalkeeper had messed up collecting the ball in the 20th minute.

With midfielder Moritz and striker Anelka missing Mumbai looked a tad below par. There was a lack of creativity in the midfield as Freddie Ljungberg was yet to open up and show his class.

Mumbai got its best chance in the 25th minute with Subhash collected the ball on the right flank and sent a neat cross inside the box. Sushil jumped high and connected well but the ball flew just over the cross bar.

Just as half-time approached Hans Mulder fired a low ranger into the nets to give home team a 1-0 lead.

On a low cross from Henrique Denis in the right flank, Mumbai City’s Manuel Friedrich failed to clear as the ball kissed his feet and strayed into the box. It went towards Francis Fernandes, who nicked it for Hans Mulder and Mulder then shot it into the goal.

Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid was obviously disappointed. “It is a disappointing result. We didn’t play very well out there, and got what we deserved,” Reid said.

“We now need to focus on our game against Pune, and hopefully we would get a win there. We are hopeful that Nicolas Anelka would be fit to play in that game,” Reid added.

Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…

Share

The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…

Share

BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…

Share

Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…

Share

Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…

Share

Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…

Share

MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…

Share

Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…

Share