3/16/2019 12:18:41 AM (GMT+3)

Super Cup: Indian Arrows stun ISL side Kerala Blasters

Super Cup: Indian Arrows stun ISL side Kerala Blasters

KOLKATA: Indian Arrows stunned Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC 2-0 in the 2019 Super Cup qualifier at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Friday.

Arrows captain Amarjit Kiyam scored in the 39th minute and then converted from the spot in the second half to seal the result.

The defeat ended a disappointing season for Kerala while the AIFF’s development squad advanced into the Round of 16 and will meet FC Goa on March 30.

Kerala could have pulled a goal back almost immediately, but Prabhsukhan was at hand to deny Kerala for the umpteenth time. With time running out, Vingada’s side tried desperately to breach the Arrows’ blue wall but being a man down didn’t help their cause. On the 84th minute, the numbers evened out as Jitendra Singh was sent off for denying Sandesh Jhingan a chance to get a free run at goal.

Meanwhile, Minerva Punjab failed to turn up for their qualifier against FC Pune City. The matter will be dealt accordingly as per the tournament regulations.