A brace from Jorge Ortiz helped FC Goa script a Three-Zero win over Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Tremendous League match on the Fatorda Stadium right here on Thursday.
Ortiz scored a objective every in both half (19th, 52nd) whereas Ivan Gonzalez added a late third (89th) after Alexandre Lima acquired marching orders following a second reserving.
Goalkeeper Naveen Kumar acquired his first begin for the Gaurs below Juan Ferrando whereas Lenny Rodrigues returned to the aspect. High scorer Igor Angulo was a shock exclusion as Alberto Noguera got here in, permitting Ortiz to play within the quantity 9 function.
Owen Coyle made simply two adjustments to the Jamshedpur FC aspect with Narender Gahlot and Issac Vanmalsawma beginning forward of Joyner Lourenco and Jackichand Singh.
It was end-to-end play within the opening minutes which noticed either side vogue goal-scoring alternatives.
Jamshedpur had an early alternative to take the lead once they had been awarded a free-kick exterior the field. Aitor Monroy’s outswinging freekick into the field was there to be put in by Peter Hartley, however the skipper could not get the fitting connection.
On the different finish, FC Goa pressured the opponents and practically broke the impasse when Brandon Fernandes performed Ortiz via on objective, however the latter’s shot was saved out by TP Rehenesh.
Nonetheless, the Jamshedpur custodian could not cease Ortiz within the 19th minute. Noguera’s brilliance on the fitting noticed him get previous his marker with fast ft and composure. The Spaniard then squared to Ortiz, who fired into the underside nook.
JFC had their finest likelihood to degree phrases within the 25th minute. Alexandre Lima acquired previous James Donachie on the left and on reaching the byline, performed a cutback cross for Valskis. However the Lithuanian’s strike was saved by Naveen.
Quickly after the restart, Ortiz scored his second. Noguera performed Brandon via and the Goan squared it in the direction of Ortiz. He took a first-time shot, which hit the put up however he didn’t miss on the rebound.
Ortiz had the possibility to finish his hat-trick some time later however this time, Rehenesh pulled off a high quality save.
Whereas the FC Goa attackers had been doing their job, they had been effectively backed up by their keeper Naveen, who was at his finest to frustrate JFC strikers.
Naveen denied his former teammate Jackichand Singh with a superb save to make sure a clear sheet. Issues acquired worse for JFC when Lima was despatched off for his second yellow after a deal with on substitute Devendra Murgaonkar.
Then, FC Goa scored their third via Ivan Gonzalez. The defender performed a one-two with Angulo on the fringe of the field and dinked the ball previous Rehenesh, into the web.