Payyanur College won a thrilling encounter as they beat SS College, Areacode in tie-breakers in the TNIE GOAL 2019 at the Maharajas College ground on Tuesday.
The game ended 1-1 in regulation time. Payyanur won the tie-breakers 4-2 to finish 5-3 on aggregate.
All the action unfolded in the second half when Sanal Raju gave Payyanur the lead in the 73rd minute. SS College staged a remarkable comeback to score in the 93rd minute to take the game into tie-breakers only to end up on the losing side.
The game had a cagey start. Early on in the game, SS College suffered a setback when their defender Nizamuddeen had to be stretchered off after getting injured while clearing a ball.
They regrouped and took control of the game. Anu Sabith was the main man with his ability to hold the ball and pick the right pass. Sabith had a few shots on goal but Payyanur College goalkeeper PV Vimal was largely untroubled.
Payyanur created chances and their most notable one was a free-kick from Arjun Manoj which went over the crossbar. At half-time, both teams were goalless.
In the second half, Payyanur managed to take the lead when Sanal Raju scooped the ball over the goalkeeper. SS College didn’t give up and got a late equaliser. In the tie-breakers, Sooraj, Arjun Manoj, Varun TV , nd Issuduheen scored. For SS College, only M Jaseem and PV Jouhar managed to score.
Result: Payyanur College 5 (Sanal Raju 73′, tiebreakers – Sooraj, Arjun Manoj, Varun TV, Issuduheen) bt SS College 3 (Mohammed Ashique 90+3′, tiebreakers – M Jaseem, Jouhar)