The opening pre-season friendly between Jamshedpur FC and Gokulam Kerala was abandoned due to heavy rain at Flatlets Training Ground in Jamshedpur. The match was played on August 17, 2023, and the Men of Steel were leading 2-0 at the time of abandonment. Explore Jamshedpur FC Gokulam Kerala.
Heavy Rain Forces Abandonment
The match was played in wet conditions, and the rain became heavier in the second half. The pitch became waterlogged, and the referee eventually decided to abandon the match in the 75th minute.
The first pre-season friendly between Jamshedpur FC and Gokulam Kerala at Flatlets Training Ground in Jamshedpur was canceled owing to heavy rain, but not before the Men of Steel scored two excellent goals against their South Indian opponents.
New acquisitions Alen Stevanovic and Rei Tachikawa scored in the first half, impressing everyone in attendance at Flatlets with their quickness and adept finishing skills.
Jamshedpur FC Take Lead
Jamshedpur FC took the lead in the 20th minute through Alen Stevanovic. The Serbian striker converted a penalty after he was fouled in the box.
The Men of Steel doubled their lead in the 35th minute through Rei Tachikawa. The Japanese forward scored with a neat finish after being set up by Jitendra Singh.
Alen Stevanovic was on set piece duty for the majority of the game, but he utilized his finishing ability to excellent purpose late in the first half. Furthermore side-footing a ball into the bottom corner to give JFC a 2-0 lead at halftime. The second half witnessed several substitutions. Also, the weather deteriorated and the game was called off in the 75th minute, with no more goals scored.
At the end
The abandonment of the match was a disappointment for both teams, but it was the right decision given the conditions. Jamshedpur FC will be looking to build on their good start in the next friendly. Also, which is against Sreenidi Deccan FC on August 20.
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