Moroccan ahead Hugo Boumous impressed FC Goa to an exhilarating 3-2 win over Kerala Blasters FC in an action-packed Indian Tremendous League fit right here on Saturday.
First-half objectives from Boumous (26th) and Jackichand Singh (45th) noticed FC Goa take a 2-Zero lead just for Raphael Messi Bouli (53rd) and Bartholomew Ogbeche (69th) to peg them again.
However Boumous controlled to grasp a winner seven mins from time at hand Sergio Lobera’s staff all 3 issues.
The victory noticed FC Goa pass two issues transparent on the best of the desk whilst Kerala stays 8th, with their possibilities of attaining the play-offs taking an enormous beating.
Kerala confirmed a large number of undertaking within the early exchanges and confirmed self assurance at the ball. Alternatively, FC Goa didn’t take that lengthy to hit their stride with Boumous and Ferran Corominas forcing mistakes from the Kerala defence.
Kerala persevered to threaten from the broad spaces, with Bartholomew Ogbeche glancing broad Mohammed Rakip’s unhealthy pass from the right-wing within the 19th minute.
A couple of mins later, Ogbeche needed to be alert inside of his personal field to drag off a goal-line clearance from Mourtada Fall’s header from a nook.
However within the 26th minute, FC Goa did have their lead. Kerala defence allowed Mandar Rao Dessai to run directly to Brandon Fernandes’ ball excessive down the left-wing. The total-back squared the ball for Boumous to faucet in on the a ways put up.
Kerala attempted to answer the setback via their broad males however didn’t in point of fact hassle the defence of the Goan facet.
A couple of mins ahead of half-time, Goa doubled their lead. Corominas were given directly to a unfastened ball at the fringe of the field at the appropriate. He whipped a low pass into the field which used to be deflected into the a ways nook via the outstretched boot of Jackichand Singh.
Kerala began the second-half with renewed vigour and pulled a target again inside 8 mins of the restart. Seityasen Singh whipped a ball into Ogbeche at the fringe of the field who despatched Messi Bouli transparent on target with a deft contact and the Cameroonian completed with aplomb to offer the guests a lifeline.
With self assurance surging via their veins, Kerala persevered to type probabilities and put FC Goa beneath drive. Messi nearly equalized after being despatched via on target once more whilst Jackichand wasted a possibility on the different finish for FC Goa.
Kerala had been in the end rewarded within the 69th minute when Ogbeche used to be left unmarked all the way through a nook. Cidoncha’s supply used to be headed in on the a ways put up via the Nigerian to drag the Kerala degree.
Kerala persevered to be at the ascendancy as they sought a winner however it had been FC Goa who controlled to search out one within the 83rd minute. Ahmed Jahouh picked out Boumous within the field with a ravishing chipped ball and the Moroccan’s volley used to be sufficient to overcome TP Rehenesh within the Kerala target and spark joyous scenes on the stadium.