Jamshedpur FC bagged their first win in the Durand Cup 2023 as they beat the Indian Navy Football Team 1-0 at the Mohun Bagan Ground, in Kolkata, on Thursday. A late goal by Ashley Koli in the 70th minute led the Men of Steel to all three points against the Indian Navy team.

Both sides tried to attack from the first whistle as they looked to open their account early in the game. Jamshedpur FC got an opportunity in the 39th minute with a penalty in which Lalriathpuia Chawngthu was denied by the Indian Navy goalkeeper Robinson. This ended the first half in a stalemate for both teams.

JFC came out firing in the second half and manufactured an opportunity right at the start. Asem Maingou Singh missed an opportunity in the 55th minute followed by a counter attack by the Indian Navy team in the very next minute which was stopped in its tracks by Pallujam Rohan Singh on the goal line.

Jamshedpur FC Goalkeeper Ayush Jena was replaced by Mohit Singh Dhami in the 57th minute due to an injury. The game turned in the favour of Jamshedpur FC when Ashley Koli in the 70th minute scored a header which hit the back of the net.

The young Men of Steel held on till the final whistle and thus tasted victory for the very first time in the Durand Cup 2023. Jamshedpur FC will face Mohammedan Sporting in their next match on 20th August at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.