Jamshedpur FC registered their third win of the season in the Indian Super League (ISL) after beating NorthEast United FC 2-0 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Saturday. Ritwik Das and Daniel Chukwu were on target as Jamshedpur went within three points of East Bengal FC on the league table.
Inside the opening ten minutes, Jamshedpur FC were on the front foot. Arindam Bhattacharja parried Boris Singh's shot from an acute angle before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' powerful strike from outside the box rattled the upright. Midway through the half, NorthEast finally entered the opposition's box through Romain Philippoteaux, but his attempt lacked power, as TP Rehenesh got his body behind it easily.
Jamshedpur knocked on the door throughout the first half and six minutes from the break, they were rewarded. Chukwu whipped a low ball into a crowded penalty area from close range before Das tapped it into an empty net.
Aidy Boothroyd's side doubled their advantage in the 57th minute after Crivellaro played a through ball for Chukwu to nestle into the far post. The Nigerian was involved in a clever move with Boris moments later, but his shot came off the bar.
At the other end of the pitch, seven minutes past the hour mark, Parthib Gogoi cut into the box from the right flank and tried to curl one into the far post, but Rehenesh was at full stretch to deny him. Minutes later, substitute Jithin pulled the ball back into the path of Alex Saji inside the box, but the right-back fired it high. NorthEast pushed forward in the final ten minutes but were let down by poor finishing.