I-League: RoundGlass Punjab, Rajasthan United and Sudeva Delhi pick up wins in contrasting style

Punjab FC jumped to top-four with its second win from three matches, while debutant Rajasthan United FC secured its maiden victory in the I-League on Tuesday.

William Pauliankhum with his player of the match award. William scored the winning goal for Sudeva FC against Churchill Brothers. - AIFF MEDIA

RoundGlass Punjab FC returned to winning ways with a comfortable 4-0 win against Kenkre FC in a third-round encounter of the I-League at Kalyani Stadium Tuesday.

RoundGlass Punjab FC captain Gurtej Singh opened the scoring in the 15th minute before English striker Kurtis Guthrie added a brace to have the side leading 3-0 at halftime. Robin Singh came off the bench in the second half to complete the scoring process for RoundGlass Punjab, which moved to the second spot with seven points from two wins and a draw.

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In another match played at the Naihati Stadium, newcomer Rajasthan United FC picked up its maiden win by downing nine-man Aizawl FC by a solitary goal in an ill-tempered contest. Aman Thapa scored the only goal of the match late in the first half to secure the full points for Rajasthan United. Aizawl FC saw Robert Primus being sent off for dissent in the fourth minute of the second half injury-time before R. Malsawmtluanga was also ejected for a rash tackle a minute later as the former champion finished the game with nine men.

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Sudeva Delhi FC sprung a major surprise by downing the former champion Churchill Brothers FC by a late goal in the second match played at Naihati. William Pauliankhum found the target with a nice grounder in the 83rd minute to help Sudeva Delhi secure its first win of the season.

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