I-League: Tiago Adan inspires late Real Kashmir comeback against Neroca FC

I-League: Tiago Adan inspires late Real Kashmir comeback against Neroca FC

Kalyani (West Bengal) []March 16 (): Real managed to come back from behind with late goals when they managed to get away with a 3-3 draw against Neroca FC in their I-League match, at Kalyani on Tuesday.

Neroca FC went into the second half with a 2-0 lead, with an own from defender Ponif Vaz (18 ‘) and a wonderful header from Mohammad Kdouh (33’). Skipper Mason Robertson (48 ‘) brought his team back into the competition, but Sergio Mendigutxia (58’) crossed the gap with two goals once again with a tap-in goal.

A late goal from the spot by Tiago Adan (88 ‘) inspired Real Kashmir’s comeback when Surchandra Singh (906’) scored an overtime goal and ended the match 3-3.

The match started with Neroca FC hitting attacking position as soon as it went off, and already in the second minute they created a chance that just went outside. Two minutes later, Real Kashmir came into the game when Mason Robertson took a cross from Abhash Thapa from the left, but his header went straight into Neroca goalkeeper Shubham Dha’s hands.

Real Kashmir continued to create opportunities but a mistake in the defense proved to be too costly for Leopards. Defender Ponif Vaz hit the ball into his own net and gave Neroca FC a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. minute later Fran Gonzalez left due to an injury and was replaced by Surchandra Chandam Singh, which gave Real Kashmir another blow.

With 27 minutes played, Tiago Adan could have brought this one home for Mason Robertson as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high. A few minutes later, Neroca FC doubled their lead when Mohammad Kdouh nodded in a post from Lallenmang Sitlhou in the net. With 41 minutes played, Mason Robertson nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar. At half-, Real Kashmir’s goalkeeper Shubham Roy made a fumble on a long-range attempt from Juan Mera, which created a great chance for Neroca FC but Khaiminthang Lhungdim’s shot was blocked by Real Kashmir’s defense.

Real Kashmir made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left Mason Robertson completely alone with keeper Rinus Allinck, who made a spectacular block. Two minutes later he got another chance but his shot from the nearest post went over the crossbar.

Just as Real Kashmir began to dominate, a drop goal from Sergio Mendigutxia Neroca FC’s lead further increased to 3-1. Mendigutxia was set up by Fernandes who went on a huge run, dribbled past Real Kashmir’s midfield, before crossing the ball to the Spaniard to set him up for the goal. With both teams’ views on goals, the match turned into a box-to-box competition. Rohmingthanga had a good try after 72 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide. Minutes later, Kdouh went for a bike kick inside the box after a pass from Juan Mera but he failed to make contact with the ball. With 80 minutes played Robertson almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide. Minutes later, the drama continued when Tiago Adan nodded inside the net but he was convicted of offside and the goal was denied, despite repeated protests from the Brazilian.

After 85 minutes, Dhanajoy Singh’s Tiago Adan fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. Tiago sent Shubham Das in the wrong direction and he converted from place, to reduce the gap to 2-3. Real Kashmir continued to press while stopping time as they kept possession of the ball and tried to continue making penetration attempts inside the sexy field. Tiago Adan unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors’ keeper did well to tip wide.

However, Surchandra Singh decided he fancied doing his job and cleared it with an assured header. The exciting match ended in a draw 3-3 when Real Kashmir managed to grab a point in the match. (ANI)

Source: sn.dk


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