Sports News | I-League: Ogana’s Brace helps Sreenidi Deccan defeat Punjab


Kalyani (West Bengal) [India]March 15 (ANI): Sreenidi Deccan FC beat RoundGlass Punjab FC 2-1 to end the latter’s unbeaten streak in an I-League game at Kalyani Stadium on Tuesday.

Sreenidi Deccan FC started the game on a high, continuously pressing high and putting pressure on RoundGlass Punjab in the opening minutes. RG Punjab had a chance against the run of play in the 11th minute thanks to a brilliant counter attack launched by CK Vineeth but Rupert Nongrum was in an offside position.

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Sreedini controlled the pace of the match and it seemed like only a matter of time before he found the back of the net. The goal came for them through Nigerian striker Louis Ogana. He landed a long ball beautifully, moved it to his preferred right foot and flicked it past the keeper to give Sreenidi the lead.

Although Sreenidi looked well in control, RoundGlass was never too far off. The Vizag-based side couldn’t finish their chances and RG Punjab capitalized with an equaliser. Aakash Sangwan fired in a great cross and Sumeet Passi headed in to make it 1-1 in the 39th minute.

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The second half begins in the same vein as the first. Sreenidi’s players pushed high in search of a goal early on and they regained their lead in the 56th minute with Ogana doubling his goalscoring tally for the game. A nice lobbed pass from Hamza Kheir was well taken by Ogana to bring the match to 2-1 in favor of his team.

It became an end-to-end game in the final 30 minutes, with both teams closing in on the goal. Veteran Robin Singh was sent off by RG Punjab in the 77th minute with Lalchhuanmawia Fanai looking for an equaliser.

Seven minutes of stoppage time were allocated to add even more excitement to the game. Even with their best efforts, RG Punjab were unable to equalize and the game ended in their first defeat of the season. (ANI)

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