JAMSHEDPUR, Jan 21: Jamshedpur FC staged a marvellous recovery after being two goals down as they upstaged Delhi Dynamos 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur today.
Delhi started this Hero Indian Super League clash on the front foot thanks to a brace from Kalu Uche in the 20th and 22nd minute. But Jamshedpur FC never gave up. First, Tiri (29th minute) pulled a goal back before half-time and in the second session Yumnam Raju made it 2-2 in the 54th minute. It was then left for substitute Trinandade Goncalves to score the match winner for the hosts in the 86th minute.
The three points have lifted Jamshedpur FC to the fifth spot on the points table with 16 points from 11 matches.
Kalu Uche gave the visitors the lead with a header in the 20th minute of the game. Nandhakumar Sekar received the ball on the left wing and picked up the striker with a pin point cross in the box. Jamshedpur FC goalkeeper, Subrata Paul�s desperate dive couldn�t save it from entering the net.
Two minutes later, Delhi were two up in an almost identical move. Sekar again turned provider and Uche was again on hand to head the ball inside the net. Lillianzula Chhangte�s ball put Sekar free on the left flank and the midfielder put the ball in for Uche, who was left unmarked inside the box to score his second of the night. Jamshedpur FC, however, didn�t cow down. Steve Coppell�s men reacted well and at the half an hour mark, pulled one back. In the 29th minute, the home side captain Tiri headed in a corner from Jerry Mawihmingthanga after out jumping Pritam Kotal who was tasked to mark him. � Agencies