Duffy Strikes To Clinch A Win At Aizawl

AIZAWL: In a crucial fight to avoid relegation, Aizawl FC played host to Salgaocar FC at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. The match ended with a 1-0 scoreline in favour of the visitors with Darryl Duffy scoring a goal through a free kick in the first half.

The game kicked off with the home side attempting to attack relentlessly sans the finishing panache. After a few minutes, Salgaocar FC made a cunning attacking move but Darryl Duffy’s pass towards Jackichand Singh was too heavy.

The first goal of the match was scored in the 32nd minute by the prolific Scottish striker Darryl Duffy, eventually his eleventh of the season. He stepped up to take a free-kick outside the box and rattled the back of the net after parrying across the Aizawl FC wall and Lalawmpuia.

Duffy was cautioned eight minutes later when he had a little outburst after the referee did not foul Aizawl FC defender Lalruatthara after their collision.

With a lead to boast of, the Goan side made their game more defensive to avoid conceding a goal. Though both sides made moves at their attacking fronts, no goal was scored after that. The only goal scored by Darryl Duffy made the difference between the teams on the halfway mark.

The second half began with Duffy almost doubling their lead through an immaculate shot within the box after his side made a counter-attack but it was well blocked by Lalchhawnkima.

Since then, Aizawl FC made every possible effort to net the equalizer but the Salgaocar FC defenders carried out a stupendous job to thwart them. The Aizawl side continued to pressurize Karanjit Singh with myriads of shots that put the lead of the Goan side in the backfoot but the hommies failed to convert those chances.

Lalramzauva Khiangte, who came in off the bench, made a striking shot which went over the bar towards the end of the game. Lalruatthara and Martin Scott were cautioned in the eighty-second minute following a tad scuffle.

The goalkeeper of Salgaocar FC Karanjit Singh walked away as the Hero of the Match for his excellent display today.
Post the match, Karanjit Singh expressed his satisfaction, “I am very happy and satisfied. I used my experience at the right time. I believe we are now safe from relegation.” However, he also added, “We will not sit and relax in the next two matches.”

Jahar Das, the head coach of Aizawl FC admitted, “We made mistakes today but we will try our best to win the next match.”

After the win, Salgaocar FC jump to fifth spot with 16 points from 14 games whereas Aizawl FC are placed eighth with 13 points having played one match more.

I-league media

Somaiya FC announces trials for the upcoming 2024-25 Season

Somaiya FC, having secured a commendable 5th position in the MFA Super Division last season, has announced open trials as they gear up for upcoming season. The team, known for…

Share

VR Academy to conduct trials for 2024-25 Season

Mumbai based VR Academy has announced trials for the upcoming 2024-25 season. The club is looking for talented young players to join our esteemed academy and participate in various competitive…

Share

MH ORANJE FC U-17 Trials for the Upcoming Season

With a proud legacy of nurturing talent and achieving excellence, Maharashtra Oranje FC has recently made waves with appearances in I-League 2, securing a remarkable runner-up position in the fiercely…

Share

Football School of India announce trials for Young Talents

Football School of India (FSI) has announced trials for young football enthusiasts in the upcoming week of June. A golden opportunity for aspiring players to showcase their talents and potentially…

Share

MFA Super League club Charkop FC to conduct open trials for upcoming Season

Calling all aspiring football stars! Charkop FC, a MFA super division club based in Charkop, Kandivali, is set to conduct Open Trials for the upcoming season. About Charkop FC: In…

Share

Mumbai 42 Football Academy to conduct trials for Youth players

Newly established Mumbai 42 Football Academy will be conducting trials for young footballers in the upcoming week.

Share

SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…

Share

Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.

Share

Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…

Share