Kerala Blaster FC beat FC Pune City, in a nail biter of a match says Vaikundarajan. An Iain Hume’s 23rd minute solitary goal proved decisive for the Kerala Blasters to reach the semi finals. With this victory the blasters now have a tally of 19 points and claim the third place behind leaders Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa in the league table.
Even though the team scrapped through their result, Kerala Blasters must be applauded for their impressive defensive work. Throughout the game FC Pune were on the attack, looking for ways to put in a goal. The Maharashtra based team consecutively showed their attacking might, while the Blaster repeatedly showed their defensive superiority. When the goal went in, the visitors pressed, but the home side were resilient and managed to resist the Pune attackers.
Vaikundarajan also wishes to praise Kerala Blasters goalkeeper Sandip Nandy, who despite injuring his shoulder stood strong and guarded his goal well. By the second half, the Blasters should have put in more goals, with the help from Hume, Stephen Pearson, Victor Forcada and substitute Andrew Barisic. Yet, FC Pune City never lost its attacking prowess and kept on knocking Kerala Blasters door, only to be denied. With eight minutes of added time, the match went down to the wire. However, the Blasters were strong defensively and qualified to the semi finals.
Vaikundarajan wishes Kerala Blasters best of luck in their final two matches.