Ratings: Tachikawa heroics help Jamshedpur FC earn first win
Jamshedpur FC scored their first goal of the ISL 2023-24 campaign tonight.
After two tough ISL games away from home, Jamshedpur FC finally got the taste of victory, that too in front of their home fans. The Men os Steel were cheered on by a packed crowd at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, and were dominant throughout the night.
Despite creating several chances, Jamshedpur weren’t able to capitalise, up until the 76th minute, when Rei Tachikawa scored a splendid free-kick to open the scoring, and gift Jamshedpur their first three points.
Here are the ratings from the game.
Jamshedpur FC (By Keshava Verma)
TP Rehnesh – 8.5
Was the biggest saviour for Jamshedpur tonight, as he made a total of six saves. He was also very confident with his distribution and clearances.
Pratik Chowdhary – 6.5
Was explored by Knowles throughout the night, and was lacking in the backline at times.
Elsinho – 7
Wasn’t asked a lot of questions in the back, as there weren’t a number of crosses dipping in. The Brazilian however, was firm and kept Hyderabad’s attackers in the shadows.
PC Laldinpuia – 7
Laldinpuia was solid in the backline of Jamshedpur, and made a number of quick recovery runs to compensate for the side’s high defensive line. The centre-back made three clearances and an interception as well.
Emil Benny – 6
Helped his team defensively by tracking back and keeping an extra body in the defence. His attacking contributions were however, very limited and ineffective.
Pronay Halder – 7
Pronay once again performed well in the midfield, and assisted the defence as well as the attack. His decision making whilst on the counter, was however questionable at times.
Jeremy Manzorro – 8
Manzorro was the most impactful player in the first half, as he lit up the pitch with his extraordinary skills and passing abilites. The Frenchman was unfortunately subbed off at around the 45-minute mark because of an alleged injury issue.
Ricky Lallawmawma – 6.5
Ricky had a decent game, and was effective in both offence and defence. His passing accuracy however, was not satisfactory, and completely killed off Jamsheddur’s offensive moves at times.
Alen Stevanovic – 8.5
Was fueled up from the very first minute, and made some incredible chances throughout the night. Delivered a total of three key passes, and came close to breaking the deadlock on a number of occasions.
Nongdamba Naorem – 6.5
Got two great goal-scoring opportunities in the first half, but couldn’t make them count. Wasn’t very much involved in the play and the build-up, as a result of which he was subbed off in the beginning of the second half.
Rei Tachikawa – 9
Rei stepped up for the side’s big moment, and sent the furnace into a frenzy, with his wonderful free-kick. Other than that, the Japanese also helped Jamshedpur FC in their build-up play, and played three key passes.
Mohammed Sanan – 7
Sanan took some time to get into his groove. Made a couple of key passes, and had a decent performance overall.
Semilen Doungel – 7.5
Created a number of opportunities after his arrival, and also came close to scoring on a couple of occasions. The winger also linked up with Stevanovic, and completely alleviated Jamshedpur’s frontline.
Jitendra Singh – 6.5
Jitnedra added some fresh legs in the midfield, and did well to keep up with the tempo of the game.
Nikhil Barla – 6
Didn’t have much involvement despite being on the field for about 30 minutes.
Semboi Haokip – 6
Missed a fantastic opportunity in front of goal, which could’ve given his side a greater goal difference.
Hyderabad FC (Atawaris Warsi)
Gurmeet Singh – 7
Gurmeet had an impressive game until the free-kick, for which he could have positioned himself better. Apart from that, he gave an excellent performance.
Vignesh Dakshinamurthy – 6
Vignesh displayed remarkable defensive and attacking skills throughout both halves. Intercepted numerous passes and effectively shut down Jamshedpur’s offensive threats from the left. However, he gave away possession a couple of times.
Chinglensana Singh – 7.5
Hyderabad had an impenetrable wall in defence, with their Indian star defender thwarting numerous Jamshedpur FC attacks and demonstrating composed ball distribution skills from the back. He showcased exceptional leadership in the defensive ranks. Nothing he could do about the free-kick.
Nim Dorjee Tamang – 6.5
His tackling was flawless in both halves, providing essential defence and keeping Jamshedpur’s constant attacks at bay. His partnership with Chinglensana Singh was quite noticeable. However he gave away a free-kick and received a yellow card in the second half, an event which led to Jamshedpur FC’s goal.
Nikhil Poojary – 7.5
Operating on the right flank, he was a true dynamo, effectively covering every inch of the pitch and displaying a superb blend of defensive solidity and attacking flair. Poojary’s performance was nothing short of exceptional, leaving a mark on both ends of the pitch.
João Victor – 7.5
Controlled the match for the Nizams. The captain showed composure and determination, thwarting a lot of Jamshedpur attacks.
Petteri Pennanen – 7
Pennanen exhibited his skills effectively on both sides of the pitch in the first half, but his impact waned significantly in the second.
Joe Knowles – 7.5
Knowles had numerous chances to give the Nizams the lead, especially in the first half, but to no avail. The forward looked frustrated and also lost a few balls later in the game.
Mohammad Yasir – 6.5
Yasir had a rather lacklustre performance, with imperfect first touches that squandered several promising chances.
Felipe Amorim – 6
Felipe remained relatively quiet for the majority of the game. Had a few fleeting moments that didn’t quite steal the spotlight.
Aaren D’Silva – 5.5
Aaren remained significantly inconspicuous for most part of the game. He had some involvement in the defensive duties though.
Oswaldo Alanis – 6
Alanis came on late into the game. Thwarted a couple of Jamshedpur FC attacks.
Abdul Rabeeh – 5.5
Won a free-kick in the dying minutes but to no avail.
Makan Chothe – 5.5
Replaced Knowles in the 85th minute. Nothing significant to be noted about his game.
Hitesh Sharma – N/A