Pailan Arrows v Dempo SC: Live Updates

Welcome to the live updates of Pailan Arrows v Dempo Sports Club from the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata…..

Here are the line-ups for todays game:

Dempo SC: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Cresson Antao, Mahesh Gawli, Samir Naik, Valeriano Rebello, Anthony Pereira, Climax Lawrence, Densill Theobald, Clifford Miranda, Ranti Martins and Koko Sakibo

Pailan Arrows: Naveen Kumar, Rajib, Gurtej Sr, Gurtej Jr, Prathamesh, Bikramjeet, Lalrozama, Holicharan, Jivan, George, Jibon, Pritam

Teams are lined up in the dressing room. If Dempo win today they will go six points clear.. Come on Dempo… Pailan Arrows are the only team in the League yet to win a game. Can they get their first three points of the season, or will Dempo go six points clear before the I-League break.
Temperature is a pleasant 24 degrees and there is a light wind blowing… The weather will get much cooler in the second half…

Team are coming onto the ground..

Pailan Arrows 0-2 Dempo (FT”)

1″ : Match starts… And immediately Clifford Miranda is shown the yellow card for lashing out at a defender… Densill brought down now.. Bikramjit gets a yellow card.. Two yellow cards in the opening minute…
4′: Game getting scrappy… Another Pailan player shown the yellow card…
8″: oh free header for Anthony Pereira, but he puts it wide
11″: Shot by Holicharan Narzary.. Goes straight to keeper.. Another shot by Narzary and again a save by Subhasish..
12″: Corner for Dempo… Cleared by former Dempo player Prathamesh
13″: Koko caught on the ankle from behind.. Gets treatment so has to go off…
15″: Koko comes back on and rejoins the action
17″: Dempo not being able to play their passing brand of football so far… Ranti has had to come back deep to collect the ball…
19″: Gurtej with a shot but it goes wide… Dempo 0-0 Pailan Arrows…
21″: Both teams finding it tough to string passes together… No team has had a clear chance at goal
23″: Nice play by Dempo now.. They play a couple of passes together, Densill shoots but ball is blocked by the defender….
25′: Dempo gets a freekick.. Nicely floated by Anthony.. But the Pailan Arrows defense clears…
28″: Nice play by Dempo now.. They open up the defense through koko who plays a nice ball to Anthony on the right.. But Anthony’s cross goes straight to the keeper…
30′: nice play by Dempo again.. cross by Valeriano goes to Ranty.. but he is crowded out by the defense…
32″: Brilliant play by Dempo.. Koko with a brilliant run into the box.. squares it to Densill, his shot is blocked and the rebound falls to Anthony who shoots at goal but the keeper just tips it over…
34″: Oh what drama here.. Pilan keeper sent off for a foul on Koko Sakibo… He was the last man and Naveen Kumar with his feet raised lunges on Koko and catches him on the shin.. Pailan down to ten men….
35″: Free kick for Dempo now just o the edge of the box… Sayan Roy comes in for Naveen and Pritam is sacrificed….
37″: Free kick by Ranti goes way over the bar…
40″: It is advantage Dempo now with Pailan down to ten men.. The onus is on the leaders to make the extra man count for them….
42″: Corner for Dempo but again cleared by the Pailan defense…
43″: Another corner for Dempo.. Clifford wins it.. Squared by Clifford to Valeriano but his shot goes over the bar…
44″: Oh nice header by George but goes over.. Added time of 3 minutes…
45″: Oh what a miss by Koko.. From handshaking distance he puts it over…
Densill puts in a superb ball to the overlapping Valeriano. He crosses brilliantly to Koko who puts it over with only the keeper to beat…
HALF TIME: And the half time whistle goes… What a chance missed by Koko a coule of minutes back.. They should have been a goal up… Credit to Pailan who have played well with ten men.. Dempo need to buck up in the second half and make the numerical advantage count..

45″: Second half starts..
46″: in the previous leg, Dempo were frustrated for 68 minutes and then they scored.. They will have to be patient again.. Kato is on the bench and can come when required….
49″:

50″:Oh what a run by Allwyn.. Goes past three Dempo defenders but Cresson dispossesses him and clears..
52″: GOOOAAAALLLL… Rati puts Dempo ahead.. Brilliant cross by Valeriano Rebello. No one marked Ranti and he heads in past the keeper.. Dempo lead 1-0
55″: Dempo are leading 1-0 now from a goal by Ranti Martins… They are on course for the three points… Ranti’s 22nd goal of the I-League. he moves two ahead of Odafa….
58″: Dempo earned two successive corners… But no real chance.. reckless tackle by Clifford here… He is already on a yellow.. Referee lets him off with a warning…
60″: Corner for Dempo.. But cross from Anthony is shot wide by Valeriano….
64″: Corner for Pailan.. Subhasish tips the ball over the bar after a floated ball… nothing off the corner.. Goal kick for Dempo
65″: Nice movement by Dempo now.. Samir lays it to Ranti but his cross gos straight to goalie..
67″: Sub for pailan Arrows.. CS Sabeeth ON Holicharan IN
70″: Corner for Dempo.. taken by Clifford but Cresson’s header goes over the bar…
73″: Dempo now searching for the second goal that will seal the three points..
75″: Shot by Clifford goes straight to the keeper…
78″: Dempo enjoying plenty of possession now but have failed to create clear cut chances…
79″: Sub for Pailan.. Gurtej Sr. OFF Loukik ON
80″: Sub for Dempo…Peter Carvalho ON Densill Theobald ON
81″: GOOOAAALLLL… Ranti Martins gets his second if the game…. Brilliant cross by Anthony and Ranti was unmarked. he takes a touch and slams it to his right past the keeper… Dempo 2-0 Pailan Arrows…
84″: Looks like its game set and match for Dempo… They are on their way to collecting all three points… Sub for Dempo… japanese kato makes his debut He comes on for Clifford Miranda….
86″: Kato has played football in Argentina with the likes of Javier Pastore.. he last played for Mio Bawaki Shiga in the Japan Football League…
89″: Dempo just controlling possession now.. looking to close down the game…
90″: Referee adds three minutes of added time…
FULL TIME: the final whistle blows… Dempo win 2-0 and go six points clear off the second placed team…
Dempo are on course for their fifth League title…
The I-League goes into a break now.. We look forward to your company on the 24th of March when Dempo take on HAL in Goa…