KOLKATA: Real Kashmir came from a goal down to produce a stellar second-half performance to defeat Aizawl FC 3-1 at the VYBK Stadium on Tuesday to confirm their spot in the top six of the Hero I-League table.
After a defensive error had given Aizawl FC the lead through Lalremsanga in the 26th minute, Lukman Adefemi’s strike in the first half and a brace by Mason Robertson in the second, led the Snow Leopards to register a thumping win.. With this win, Real Kashmir FC extended their unbeaten streak to nine games and could remain on top of the Hero I-League table, if Churchill Brothers drop points against NEROCA on Wednesday.
MSC’s Suraj turns super-sub: Suraj Rawat’s thunderous outside-of-the-box strike in injury of the second half led Mohammedan SC to come from a goal down to defeat 10-man Chennai City FC 2-1 at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. Ranjeet Pandre’s first-half strike was cancelled by Sujit Sadhu’s second-half header after Tarif Akhand was sent off in the 49th minute, but Suraj Rawat’s majestic strike proved to be the difference between the two teams in the end.
Gokulam Kerala’s 3rd win: Gokulam Kerala extended their winning streak to three games after they beat Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0 at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. Philip Adjah Tettey Narh’s 68th-minute goal was the difference between the two sides in the game which was completely dominated by Vincenzo Annese’s unit.
The match was off to a fiery start as the first chance fell to the Malabrians within 40 seconds. Dennis Antwi brought down Mayakannan’s cross in the area, before curling his effort inches wide. Gokulam went on to dominate the game and kept creating chances to score. Mayakannan’s powerful shot from Philip Adjah’s cut back in the 9th minute went straight to Sudeva keeper Sachin Jha.
Augustin Fernandes’ clearance from Vincy Barretto’s pass fell to Dennis Antwi in the 11th minute. However, he failed to score as his low drive was easily saved by Sachin Jha. Philip Adjah did manage to put the ball into the net in the 17th minute after Sachin Jha made a weak save from Sharif Muhammed’s freekick. However, the referee judged the striker offside, cutting short his celebrations. (Picture & Report: AIFF Media)
|Real Kashmir FC||9||4||5||0||17|
|Gokulam Kerala FC||9||5||1||3||16|
|Churchill Brothers FC Goa||8||4||4||0||16|
|RoundGlass Punjab FC||9||4||3||2||15|
|Tiddim Road Athletic Union||8||2||4||2||10|
|Sudeva Delhi FC||9||2||3||4||9|
|Chennai City FC||9||3||0||6||9|