Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Indian Super League: NorthEast holds strong Delhi Dynamaos 1-1 draw, emerges top

Narada Desk | October 16, 2016 2:03 pm Print
Earlier in the game, Kean Lewis gave the home team a lead in the 38th minute. But the North East team managed to score the equaliser when Uruguayan striker Emiliano Alfaro struck the post in the 51st minute

Playing their first home match of this year’s ISL season, a spirited NorthEast United FC hold on Delhi Dynamos for a 1-1 draw at New Delhi on Saturday.

With the thrilling draw, NorthEast United also secured their berth in top of the table. The match was really hard fought by both teams, as each tried hard to scrape through the game, opening up a display of electrifying and high-voltage game at its best, witnessed by more than 27,000 crowd at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

NorthEast has now emerged at the top with a total of 10 points from their five matches, (three wins, a draw and a loss), while the strong Delhi team has slipped to third position with five points from their last three matches.

Earlier in the game, Kean Lewis gave the home team a lead in the 38th minute. But the North East team managed to score the equaliser when Uruguayan striker Emiliano Alfaro struck the post in the 51st minute.

NorthEast has now emerged at the top with a total of 10 points from their five matches, (three wins, a draw and a loss), while the strong Delhi team has slipped to third position with five points from their last three matches.

Both began the match slowly by trying to settle down first and struck the opponents, with coordinated movements.
North East’s fearsome trio-Alfaro, Nicolas Velez and Katsumi Yusa started with dangerous moves and some very good dribbling against the Delhi team, but eventually it was Delhi who opened the account first in the game, when Kean Lewis aimed at the goal post, when he go a rebound.

Caught completely unawares by the move, a startled visitors, began raids into the Delhi post, which finally yielded in the crucial 51st minute.

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