I-League: Sreenidi Deccan beats Aizawl FC to continue its impressive run

Aizawl FC drops out of the championship leg with just 12 points from as many games; NEROCA FC, Rajasthan United share points.

Action from the contest between NEROCA FC (in orange) and Rajasthan United. - AIFF MEDIA

Sreenidi Deccan FC scored two late goals to beat Aizawl FC 2-0 in a 12th-round match of the first phase of the I-League, at the Naihati Stadium on Thursday.

No goals were scored until the 83rd minute, when Sreenidi captain David Castaneda scored a penalty to get his team the lead. Vanlalbia Chhangte found the second goal in stoppage time to secure all three points for Sreenidi. The win helped the team regain the third spot in the current standings, with 20 points from 11 matches.

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On the other hand, former champion Aizawl FC dropped out of the championship leg (for top seven teams), managing just 12 points from as many matches.

NEROCA held to a draw

In another match of the same round played at the Kalyani Stadium, NEROCA FC and Rajasthan United FC shared points after ending their match 1-1. Khaiminthang gave NEROCA an early lead, finding the target a couple of minutes after the kick off. Sardor Jakhonov scored midway in the second half to help Rajasthan United draw level.

With one more round to go, NEROCA FC was placed fifth while Rajasthan United took the seventh spot in the current standings.

The results
  • At Naihati: Aizawl FC 0 lost to Sreenidi Deccan FC 2 (David Castaneda 83-pen, Vanlalbiaa Chhangte 90+1)
  • At Kalyani: NEROCA FC 1 ( Khaiminthang 2) drew with Rajasthan United FC 1 (Sardor Jakhonov 65)
  • Real Kashmir FC 1 (Lalchhawnkima 56) lost to Mohammedan Sporting 3 (Andelo Rudovic 12, Sheik Faiaz 64, 89).

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