KBFC B was up against Golden Threads FC in the 10th match of Group B at the Ramco Kerala Premier League. The match took place at the Maharaja College Ground, Ernakulum.
The team line up is as follows : Sachin A Suresh, Bijoy V, Sujith V R, Deep Saha, Surag Chhetri, Sreekuttan VS, Asif O M, Amal Jacob, Nihal Sudeesh, Shahajas T, Sukham Yoihenba Meiti.
The team started the first half in an impressive fashion, attacking from the very first minute. There was constant pressing on the opponents and the team kept the possession for most part of the first half. The team was compact in defense and gave constant attacking threats to the opponents as they found it difficult to kept the kerala attackers at bay. A golden chance for the Golden Threads came in the 10th minute but they failed to capitalise on it as the ball deflected out for a corner. Our team kept its attacking and pressing game on creating more difficulties for the opponents in the process. Our team won the corner in the 15th minute but failed to capitalise as it failed to put the ball correctly towards the opponent goal as the ball went too long and far. A freekick awarded in the 22nd minute to the team was put amazingly well towards the Golden threads goal, only to be denied through an excellent save by their goalkeeper. The Golden threads tried attacking but were denied every time by our team’s resilient defence. Both teams had their fair share of chances during the added time in the first half but they failed to convert the chances.
The second half started with Deep Saha getting substituted and Sajeesh E taking his place. Our team continued from where it left the first half, attacking and pressing the opponents leaving almost no space for them to play. A brilliant pass during the 53rd minute to Nihal Sudeesh from our midfield earned us the penalty as the opponent defender was forced to tackle. Nihal calmly converted the penalty as our team went 1-0 up, which was the only goal of the match. Both the teams tried to attack afterwards where our team looked to add more to its one goal lead while Golden Threads tried to equalise. Our team looked more confident and stronger with the penalty providing boost to an already dominant performance. The Golden threads tried doing their bit but were denied every time they tried to push things forward. The match ended with a 1-0 score line as our team grabbed all 3 important points.
With the win, our team moves to 4th in group B points tally with two matches remaining. We wish our team all the best for the upcoming games.