Odisha FC displayed nice character within the second half as they fought back to hold Hyderabad FC to a 1-1 draw in an Indian Super League match on the Fatorda Stadium right here on Tuesday.
Halicharan Narzary (thirteenth minute) put Hyderabad FC forward however Odisha cancelled it out with a tremendous strike from Cole Alexander (51st).
It was one-way visitors within the opening half with Hyderabad throughout Odisha. Their dominance noticed them head into the break with a one-goal benefit after creating quite a few possibilities.
The warning indicators have been evident for Odisha as early as within the eleventh minute when a mistake from keeper Arshdeep Singh virtually gifted Hyderabad the lead.
Asish Rai drilled a low cross into the field which was spilled by Arshdeep, and fell straight into the trail of Narzary. The ahead unleashed a shot however Jacob Tratt saved Odisha the blushes with an important block.
However, simply two minutes later, Hyderabad would go on to break the impasse. After receiving an extended ball from keeper Laxmikant Kattimani, Aridane Santana flicked it on in direction of Liston Colaco, who made a run within the field. The teen squared it in direction of Narzary, who notched his fourth purpose of the season with a simple tap-in.
The Nizams had a golden alternative to double their tally within the first-half however have been denied by the woodwork. Colaco was concerned within the transfer once more, enjoying the ball to Aridane, who discovered Narzary on the left.
Narzary reduce inside and fired a shot in direction of the underside nook, which sadly got here off the upright earlier than being cleared out.
Odisha drew stage as they scored from a set-piece in opposition to the run of play quickly after the break. Rakesh Pradhan discovered Diego Mauricio from a throw-in, and he performed the ball in direction of Alexander. The Odisha captain struck on the volley from outdoors the field, as Kattimani stood nonetheless, watching the ball head into the underside nook.
Stuart Baxter’s facet ought to have taken the lead late within the 74th minute however Akash Mishra got here to Hyderabad’s rescue. Mauricio made his means into the field after beating his marker earlier than flicking a shot over Kattimani.
However, his goal-bound effort was cleared by Mishra, whose clearance struck the underside of the bar earlier than heading out.
Odisha continued to push for a winner within the dying minutes however some dogged defending from Hyderabad noticed each side accept a degree on the full-time whistle.