The stalemate was Jamshedpur’s second this season in four games.
Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC cancelled out each other in a 1-1 draw in ISL 2021-22. Greg Stewart gave Jamshedpur lead in the first half with a brilliant solo goal, but Bartholomew Ogbeche equalized for Hyderabad FC in the second half after an excellent one-two with Joao Victor, followed by a shot from outside the box. Jamshedpur though would feel they should have won with Stewart hitting the woodwork early with the goal at his mercy.
The Scotsman, who won the Scottish league with Rangers last season, dispossessed Hitesh Sharma and went on a glorious run. His shot though, smashed the post and skewed away. The game turned sloppy late in the second half, with both Jamshedpur and Hyderabad FC wrestling to take control of midfield.
Here are the player ratings from the Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC match.
Jamshedpur FC (By Joseph Biswas)
TP Rehenesh (GK)- 6.0
Came off his line early to clear a long ball before it could turn dangerous. Was left stranded for the equalizing goal. Had no save to make.
Laldinliana Renthlei- 7.0
He was excellent on the right for Jamshedpur and won most of his duels. Renthlei had a wonderful chance to give his side the lead early, but shot straight at the goalkeeper.
Made a game-high six clearances. Earned a booking for a reckless challenge late in the game.
Narender Gahlot- 6.5
Made five clearances, but was sloppy with his tackles. Gahlot let Bartholomew Ogbeche escape clear for Hyderabad’s equalizer. Other than that, he bossed the striker for the time he was on the field.
Eli Sabia- 8.0
On a night he made his captaincy debut for Jamshedpur, Sabia was a rock at the back. Could do nothing for the goal, but otherwise nothing passed the Brazilian.
Denied Chinglensana twice with timely clearances and won seven of the 10 aerial duels he contested.
Ricky Lallwmawma- 6.5
Got the assist for Greg Stewart’s goal, but really had nothing to do with it. Ricky created a good chance for Nerijus Valskis that went begging and made two important blocks.
Seiminlen Doungel- 6.0
Offered more defensively than in attack. Doungel dropped back to defend when needed and also attempted two crosses, neither of which reached its target.
Jitendra Singh- 6.5
Did not affect the game much, but was decent with his passing. Jitendra ended with a 64% passing accuracy and made two good interceptions.
Alex Lima- 6.5
The Brazilian dished out yet another solid performance in the middle of the park. Did the work for his side and made four interceptions, the most in the match.
Komal Thatal- 5.5
Like his partner on the other flank, Thatal also did more defensively, but was a little blunt in attack. Was poor with his touches and completed only four of the 10 passes he attempted. Hooked off at the hour mark.
Greg Stewart- 8.5
The Scotsman was the best player on the pitch for Jamshedpur. He scored a wonderful goal with his weaker foot after a clever inside turn to escape his marker. Could have scored earlier, but hit the woodwork after a mazy run.
Somewhat fizzled out post the break, but was central to everything Jamshedpur did in attacking. He also earned a booking for dissent and could have been sent off.
Nerijus Valskis- 7.0
Should have ended the game with at least one goal. Valskis did everything right other than finding the net. His chemistry with Stewart will define Jamshedpur’s season.
Boris Singh- 6.5
Created a fine chance for Valskis and was better than Thatal on the left flank. Boris did equally better in defence.
Peter Hartley- 6.5
Came on with enough time to complete one clearance and ensured a point for his side.
Pronay Halder- 6.0
Brought in by Owen Coyle to solidify the midfield and did that to some extent. Halder was lucky to escape a booking after elbowing Rohit Danu.
Ishan Pandita- 6.0
Came on for the final 10 minutes and had a pop at goal from a counter-attack, but failed to keep his shot on target.
Hyderabad FC (By Waseem Zaidi)
Laxmikant Kattimani (GK)- 5.0
The custodian could not do much to prevent the goal from Greg Stewart from going in, as it headed straight into the top corner. Apart from that, Kattimani made one save and did not see too many clear chances created by the opposition.
Asish Rai – 7.5
Asish Rai had a really impressive outing and once again showed why he is one of the most hardworking full-backs in India. The right-back was all over the pitch, defending and attacking as per the requirement.
He made several lung-bursting runs and kept Komal Thatal in check.
Chinglensana Singh – 6.0
The centre-back played a solid game and did not make any obvious errors. His partnership with Juanan is developing with every game. Singh made five clearances in a sensible defensive performance.
Juanan – 6.5
The Spaniard was tasked to prevent Nerijus Valskis from scoring and was successful. Juanan was constantly in close proximity to the striker and their duels were entertaining to watch. He had four blocks and eight clearances in the match.
Akash Mishra – 5.5
Akash Mishra played a good game at left-back, but could have done better in the final third. He was industrious, making one clearance, two interceptions and two blocks.
Hitesh Sharma – 5.0
Hitesh Sharma seemed overwhelmed in the middle of the park, an area that saw dominance by Greg Stewart of JFC. Nevertheless, Sharma had 34 touches on the ball and made his way to the bench in the 69th minute.
Joao Victor – 6.5
The skipper had an underwhelming first half, but grew into the game in the second. He provided the assist for Ogbeche’s equalizer and had more influence on proceedings after the break.
Mohammad Yasir – 6.5
Mohammad Yasir made a few impressive dribbles but lacked the final product. The winger also made impressive deliveries from free-kicks and other crossing situations. He created two chances and attempted six crosses.
Aniket Jadhav – 5.0
The winger had a quiet night and struggled to get involved in the attacking phase. He had only 14 touches on the ball and completed eight passes. The tactician took him off for Rohit Danu at half-time.
Joel Chianese – 5.0
Tonight was not a strong outing from Joel Chianese. The midfielder did not create a lot of scoring chances and did not have an attempt on goal either. JFC defenders were aware of his quality and kept a close watch on him.
Bartholomew Ogbeche – 8.0
The Nigerian was immense yet again, as he scored the equalizer in the second half with a sublime low finish. Bartholomew Ogbeche scored his 37th goal in the ISL from 60 appearances. He was also in the thick of things while defending corners.
Rohit Danu – 6.0
Rohit Danu made his appearance from the bench during half-time, as Manolo Marquez’s men were searching for an equalizer. The striker did not have a shot on goal and a good defensive performance from Laldinliana Renthlei kept the forward in check.
Souvik Chakrabarti – 6.0
Souvik Chakrabarti came onto the pitch in the 69th minute, as the coach wanted a fresh pair of legs in midfield. Chakrabarti made two tackles and had 13 touches on the ball in 21 matches.
Javier Siverio – 5.5
The young forward made another appearance from the bench tonight. Siverio had only six touches in 13 minutes of play without any major contribution.
Nikhil Poojary – N/A
Nikhil Poojary came on late into the game, replacing the injured Yasir. There was not enough time for the player to make an impact.