In the Indian Super League this season a goal-fest at the Kalinga Stadium with both Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters sharing the spoils from an entertaining 4-4 draw
Manuel Onwu (1, 36, 51st minute) scored a hat-trick for the hosts while Bartholomew Ogbeche scored twice for Kerala scoring 15 goals in the ‘Golden Boot’ table.
Kerala Blasters finished seventh with 19 points while Odisha FC finished their league stage campaign by 25 points.
Manuel Onwu who scored within the first minute and handed the lead the hosts.
Narayan Das scored in the sixth minute to equalize the Kerala Blasters. Apart from Ogbeche’s two goals for the Kerala team, Rafael Messi Boli scored in the 28th minute.
The fourth goal for Odisha was scored by Martin Perez Gutez in the 44th minute
Odisha FC Vs Kerala Blasters Ratings:-
Shubham Sarangi – 5.0
The breakthrough stars of this season but it was not the best night for the youngster. Shubham was wasteful with the ball at his feet with only 59% passing accuracy, nine clearances and four interceptions which prove that he was kept busy throughout.
Narayan Das – 3.5
Firstly, he made a mess of a cross and put it past his own net and in the second, he was late to react and left Messi Bouli unmarked in the box. He was replaced by Fanai at the beginning of the 2nd half
Vinit Rai – 6.0
The midfielder from Assam was the engine for the hosts throughout the game, However wasteful with possession like most of the players but he created an opportunity & also registered an assist.
Jerry Mawihmingthanga – 8.0
Jerry ended his season with another trademark performance as he came up with an excellent cross for Onwu to take the lead for the hosts within the first minute of the game. He created four chances.
Nandhakumar Sekar – 7.5
He was twisting and turning past defenders at will and came on the brink of scoring twice. Once he was denied by the crossbar and the other time he scuffed it wide. he was a treat to watch especially in the second half.
Daniel Lalhlimpuia – 5.5
He Played in an uncharacteristic wingback position and did a commendable job considering the challenge he had. however, he had only 58% passing accuracy. He was replaced in the second half for Gaurav Bora
Lalchhuanmawia Fanai – 5.5
Better than Narayan Das but not enough to earn his team the three points. He also made six clearances
Gaurav Bora – 4.5
The former Chennai City defender came on for Daniel and didn’t make much of an impression within the last half-hour he played
Raju Gaikwad – 4.0
He did not score an own goal but conceding a needless penalty in the box is no less, like Narayan das The veteran defender was equally poor.
Bilal Khan – 4.0
He has not looked convincing with his saves in this season and his handling has been very poor as well in this season. with both the freekick goals the Blasters conceded, There will be questions raised with his positioning
Jessel Carneiro – 7.5
On a night when the other defenders struggled he the brightest spark for the visitors, He created four chances on the night
Lalruatthara – 5.0
Lalruatthara was just like the others was not at his best because It was not a day for the defenders
Sahal Abdul Samad – 4.0
He had 38% passing accuracy which proves his ineffectiveness, he also did not create a single chance, He was replaced by Jeakson late in the game.
Halicharan Narzary – 5.0
Not the best day for the India international as he was, He had a clear chance on goal when he combined with Ogbeche, Narzary did not pull the trigger and the chance was missed
Rahul KP – 5.0
He is the former Indian Arrows midfielder, He was better with possession but did not create any chances throughout the 45 minutes.
Jeakson Singh – NA
He Came in the last ten minutes and had only three touches.
Samuel Lalmuanpuia – NA
He Replaced Lalruatthara