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Unlucky Kerala shares spoil with Jamshedpur
 
Panaji: Kerala Blasters were made to rue their missed chances as they played out a goalless draw with Jamshedpur FC in the Hero Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Wednesday.

Kerala was, by far, the superior team overall and created more chances than Jamshedpur but lacked the cutting edge in the final third, which denied them their fourth win of the season.
The first half proved to be a pulsating affair but attackers of both sides were guilty of missing chances.

Jamshedpur dominated the opening quarter and had the opportunity to take the lead early on, following a blunder from Kerala keeper Albino Gomes.

He miscued a clearance, gifting the ball straight to Nerijus Valskis. The striker popped a shot at goal but Albino recovered well in time by managing a finger-tip save, which kissed the far-post before going out.

Valskis missed another gilt-edged chance in the 30th minute after some lovely build-up play from Jamshedpur. Aitor Monroy found the Lithuanian in the box with a delightful lob but Valskis fluffed his chance as he attempted an acrobatic volley.

Kerala dominated the second quarter and fashioned three big chances, only to be denied by the woodwork on all occasions.

The first was when Gary Hooper unleashed a long-range shot that struck the underside of the crossbar before bouncing back into play. However, replays suggested that the ball crossed the line but it went unnoticed by the officials.

Minutes later, Sandeep Singh whipped a teasing cross for Jordan Murray whose header brushed the upside of the frame.

And then, Lalthathanga Khawlhring rattled the crossbar again from close range in injury time, leaving Kerala assistant coach Ishfaq Ahmed frustrated on the touchline.

After the restart, Kerala carried on from where they left off as they dominated the second half.
They had an opportunity to bag the opener after the hour mark when Khawlhring created space on the right and delivered a cross towards Murray at the far post. The Australian’s looped header, however, flew inches wide of goal.

Kerala threw the kitchen sink at their opponents as the game entered its final stages. They created chance after chance but lacked the finishing touch, and were forced to share points with Jamshedpur at the full-time whistle.


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