FC Goa register their first win, beat Delhi Dynamos 2-1


FC Goa registered their first win of the season by scoring in the injury time. while Delhi Dynamos faced their first defeat in an interesting encounter that ended 2-1 in favour of the home side.


In the 7th minute through Mads Junker Delhi went ahead, but FC Goa scored an equaliser in the 73rd minute through Jewel Raja after many failed attempts. The home team scored another in the 93rd minute, thanks to Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey.
Both teams made four changes. Zico got in Mandar Rao Desai, Jewel Raja, Romeo Fernades and Slepicka all making their debut start for
the team. On the other hand Delhi Dynamos brought in Francis
Fernandes, Adil Khan, Morten Skoubo and Stijn Houben.
The game started on a speed pace with FC Goa in ascendency as the home team saw three closer chances being wasted
inside six minutes with Slepicka hitting it straight to Van Hout, Narayan Das hit the post before Santos hitting far from the post.

Already missing Pires from the ranks, FC Goa had to deal with the loss of their Brazilian playmaker Santos. Despite the blow, Goa kept on going and had as many as 3 chances, which did not turn out as
expected. Delhi had a chance go begging with Junker nor being able to make the right kind of contact.
The second half began in the same fashion as the first
ended with the attack of the home side. Delhi Dynamos looked to play on the lead and hit on the counter.
FC Goa’s right winger Romeo Fernades impressed as he had two
chances on goal, before Desai failed to convert a chance as the ball came in from the right.
Zico brought on Tolgay Ozbey upfront for Gregory with Amiri slotting back as a centre back and the Australian did add some spice to
the play as he got behind the Delhi defence well.
The efforts finally paid dividends in the 73rd minute when Jewel Raja headed in a headed ball from the right, adding belief in the home team to go on and score another.
Zico brought Mandar Rao Desai for Clifford Miranda, but despite attempts from both the sides, the game seemed to be heading for a draw, before FC Goa’s Slepicka lobbed on a brilliant through ball for Tolgay, who teased the keeper to send it into the back of the net making ot 2-1..