A headed aim from Stephen Eze, 11 minutes from time, earned Jamshedpur FC a 1-Zero win over Bengaluru FC (BFC) on the Fatorda Stadium on Monday.
The Nigerian’s third strike of the season helped his facet leapfrog BFC into third place (13 factors) and left coach Carles Cuadrat to digest back-to-back defeats for the primary time within the ISL since February-March 2019.
With simply over 10 minutes left, midfielder Alex Lima, a vibrant presence all by the night, launched Aniket Jadhav on the proper. The 20-year-old whipped in a tremendous cross which Eze attacked bravely forward of BFC’s burly defender Juanan and was duly rewarded.
Rahul Bheke might have salvaged some extent for BFC, however his header from point-blank vary within the 85th minute was fisted away by Jamshedpur’s T.P. Rehenesh.
BFC paid for its profligacy within the first half. Simply after the half-hour mark, Suresh Wangjam began a transfer from midfield, and after exchanging passes with Sunil Chhetri and Kristian Opseth discovered himself with simply Rehenesh to beat.
The 20-year-old unselfishly selected to sq. it for Cleiton Silva to faucet into the empty internet however the go was weak and Rehenesh recovered floor. Instantly after, Chhetri despatched a tremendous cut-back by Wangjam from the left wing broad.
Within the 17th minute, an unmarked Nerijus Valskis skied a low cross from Jadhav and within the very subsequent minute the Lithuanian was thwarted by a superb sort out by Bheke.
Within the 62nd minute Gurpreet got here up with an outstanding reflex save to disclaim defender Peter Hartley from shut vary when the latter tried a toe-poke after a goal-mouth scramble. However even the India custodian’s greatest efforts couldn’t maintain BFC afloat.
The consequence: Jamshedpur FC 1 (Eze 79) bt Bengaluru FC 0.
Tuesday’s match: Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan, 7.30 p.m.