Kerala Blasters B was up against Golden Threads FC in the 10th match of Group B in the Kerala Premier League at the Maharaja College Ground in Ernakulum.
The Kerala Blasters started the first half in impressive fashion, attacking from the very first minute. There was constant pressing on the opponents and the Blasters kept the possession for most part of the first half, who were compact in defence and gave constant attacking threats to the opponents as they found it difficult to kept the Kerala Blasters attackers at bay.
A golden chance for the Golden Threads came in the 10th minute but they failed to capitalise on it as the ball deflected out for a corner.
A freekick awarded in the 22nd minute to Kerala Blasters B was put amazingly well towards the Golden Threads goal, only to be denied through an excellent save by their goalkeeper. Golden Threads tried attacking but were denied every time by the Kerala Blasters B resilient defence. Both teams had their fair share of chances during the added time in the first half but they failed to convert the chances.
The second half started with Deep Saha getting substituted and Sajeesh E taking his place for Kerala Blasters B, who continued from where they left the first half, attacking and pressing the opponents leaving almost no space for them to play. A brilliant pass in the 53rd minute to Nihal Sudeesh from the midfield earned Kerala Blasters B a penalty as the opponent defender was forced to tackle. Nihal calmly converted the penalty as the Blasters went 1-0 up, which was to be the only goal of the match.
Both the teams tried to attack afterwards where Kerala Blasters B looked to add more to their one goal lead while Golden Threads tried to equalise. Kerala Blasters B looked more confident and stronger with the penalty providing boost to an already dominant performance. Golden Threads tried doing their bit but were denied every time they tried to push things forward. The match ended with a 1-0 scoreline as Kerala Blasters B grabbed all three important points.
With this win, Kerala Blasters B moves to fourth in the group B points tally with two matches remaining.
Kerala Blasters B: Sachin A. Suresh, Bijoy V., Sujith V.R., Deep Saha, Surag Chhetri, Sreekuttan V.S., Asif O.M., Amal Jacob, Nihal Sudeesh, Shahajas T., Sukham Yoihenba Meiti