Games 13-15 of the Hero Indian Super League were played last Friday, Saturday and Sunday resulting in a long awaited win for Kerala Blasters and saw the other two games ending in a draw.
Kerala Blasters have been winless for the past seven games of the ISL, three of which during this new season. But on Friday night they finally had a victory at home at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with a 1-0 win against Mumbai City FC.
Blasters coach Steve Coppell had opted for an ultra attacking line-up and the side showed their intent from the offset.
Michael Chopra was the hero, scoring his first goal of the ISL just under the hour mark, much to the delight of the fans who were desperate for their first win of the year.
Blasters now have 4 points from 4 matches, Mumbai now have 7.
Saturday’s match also at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium between Delhi Dynamos and NorthEast United, was played with end-to-end attacking football, finishing with a 1-1 draw in what was an entertaining match.
Kean Lewis gave Dynamos the lead in the 38th minute and Emiliano Alfaro equalised in the 51st but with neither side managing to capatilise on subsequent chances created, they shared the spoils.
The result left NorthEast Utd at the top of the table with 10 points from 5 matches, while Delhi Dynamos have 3 points from 5 matches.
Atletico de Kolkata and FC Goa also shared the points of their 1-1 draw at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Sunday.
South African winger Sameehg Doutie opened the scoring for Atletico in the first half, Jofre Mateu netted for Goa in the second-half from a penalty.
It was Atletico’s third draw this season and moves them to third with 6 points from 4 matches, while FC Goa opened their account and sit at the bottom of the table.