The final game of the 1st half of D2FL saw Products Pirates climbing to 2nd position in the league after registering a convincing win over Data Daemons.
First goal came in the 10th minute when Daemons goalie misjudged the free kick from Bhabuk (Pirates) and failed to take hold of the ball. Babins (Pirates) quickly capitalized on the opportunity and pushed the ball to the back of the net. Pirates were swarming in number of attempts with 5 of their players in the attacking role. Data largely were compelled to play the defense game. Shortly after the first goal, Vinay (Pirates) added another goal to take the score-sheet to 2-0. He found the ball in his feet and an empty net in-front amidst the crowded Data six yards box after Prajwal (Pirates) tossed the ball in from the right flank. Data came close to narrowing the Pirates’ lead to 1 but Keshab (Pirates) was well positioned to deny a well executed long range shot. As the 1st half came close to an end, Data showed some aggression and had few attempts on and off the target, but none of them paid off.
Pirates brought in another striker Asim, to a little shock, making their intentions clear – ‘to strike some more goals!’
Half time substitution showed the strategic changes in both the teams. Daemons changed their gloves man with Amendra (Daemons) going up front to attack, while Nabin (Daemons) coming back to guard the post. On the other hand, Pirates brought in another striker Asim, to a little shock, making their intentions clear – ‘to strike some more goals!’. Data tried to retaliate in the later 30 minutes of the game and increased the attacks with Nikesh (Daemons) and Chandra (Daemons) but Pirates’ defense was in no mood to let in any. On the other end of the field, Pirates got a spot kick after Vinay (Pirates) was clear off all the defenses and Nabin (Daemons) clutched his feet in an attempt to grab the ball. Bhabuk (Pirates) stepped up and showed the perfect execution of the penalty. Keeper dived in the correct direction but the effort was not enough to stop the 3rd goal from Pirates.
The score stayed 3-0 till the final whistle.
After the mid of the D2 Football League, all teams having played 4 games each, Services are on top of the league with their perfect record and 12 points, Products are vying for the title, 5 points behind the leaders at 7 points, QA chasing them with 2 points deficit, Data with 3 points at 4th and IT at bottom of the table with 1 point.
Gameweek 10: May 02, 2009
Products Pirates 3-0 Data Daemons
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Bhabuk (45′, P)
Products Pirates: 1-Keshab(GK), 2-Prajwal(5-Sudeep 46′), 3-Manoj, 4-Manish, 7-Bhabuk, 8-Rajiv(C), 9-Vinay, 10-Sakar(12-Asim, 38′), 11-Binod(13-Akash 57′), 14-Raju(6-Bimal, 50′) , 15-Babins
Data Daemons: 1-Amendra(GK), 2-Bijay, 3-AsimS, 6-Mahesh(16-Mukesh, 45′), 12-Sameer(Anish-14, 40′), 8-Sudeep(C), 11-Nikesh, 4-Chandra, 5-Nabin, 13-Rajendra(9-Prabin, 15′, 10-AsimK, 50′), 7-Dinesh(15-Nishikar, 50′)
Match Report By: Rajiv Shrestha.