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Indian Arrows surprise Gokulam Kerala FC 1-0 in I League
Sportslogon Team December 21st 2018


Bhubaneswar : Home team the Indian Arrows stunned eighth placed Gokulam Kerala FC with a 1-0 win in Hero I-League at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Friday courtesy of Amarjit Singh Kiyam's 66th minute penalty strike, guided the team to notch their second win in this season.

With this win, the Indian Arrows have jumped up a place to be in the 9th position while Gokulam Kerala FC are placed eighth in the I-League points table.

In the last home match, AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows forced former Champions Aizawl FC to share points as the match was ended in a goalless tie on December 14.

Confident Indian Arrows today displayed tremendous potential to stunned the higher ranked Gokulam Kerala FC, as expected Gokulam was started on an attacking note with their new recruit Rohit Mirza, but the Indian Arrows stood strong enough in front of goal.

On the contrary the hosts made their way past into the Kerala box quite a few times, but their lack of creativity in finding the finishing touch eluded them of any lead. The first 45 minutes came to a close with no goals being scored on either ends.

The second half began with Gokulam Kerala FC showing their intent to gather a much needed lead but Indian arrows defence line stood like a wall denying the visitors any chance to find the back of the net. Gokulam Kerala FC however continued with their attacks and did get some real close chances to score, but could not convert any to their favour.

A free kick by Gokulam’s Brazilian mid-fielder Felipe Castro in the 63rd minute that could have easily gone into the Arrows net was cheaply missed by Daniel Addo’s misplaced header. This was the closest that the visitors came to score in the game. Soon after on the counter a silly foul inside the Gokulam box by Feliipe Castro on Vikram Pratap Singh ended up in the hosts being rewarded with a penalty shot.

Indian arrows Captain, Amarjit Singh there after made no mistake in taking the penalty shot, ensuring the hosts draw first blood in 66th minute, scoring his second goal of the season. The game came to an end with the young Indian Arrows stealing a stunning win of 1-0 over Gokulam Kerala FC, with the goalscorer being awarded the Hero of the match. .
This news was added and updated on : December 21st 2018
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