SRINAGAR: Real Kashmir’s defensive start to 2020-21 Hero I-League season was on show yet again on Saturday as they drew 0-0 against a tough Gokulam Kerala FC side at Kalyani Stadium, West Bengal.
The consecutive draw means that the Srinagar-based Real Kashmir have won only 1 match and drawn 3, while scoring just 4 goals in their opening 4 matches of the I-League campaign.
Gokulam Kerala created several chances in both halves of the match and will be disappointed at not being able to come away with all 3 points. The Malabarians proved a constant threat with the attacking flair of their forward line led by D Antwi and P Adjah.
The defensive achievements of Mason Robertson captained Real Kashmir were also on full display as they thwarted all attempts at their goal. The defensive unit has been a saving grace for them this season, as they have conceded a miserly amount of 2 goals.
The Snow Leopards had chances of their own in the opposition box but the attacking trio of Danish, Aser and Samuel failed to capitalize. Coach David Robertson’s tactic of not making attacking changes and using only 1 of his 3 available substitutes, also irked some RKFC fans.
With this result, Real Kashmir FC sit 5th with 6 points, and a game in hand, in the Hero I-League table while Gokulam Kerala moved up to 4th with 7 points. Leaders Churchill Brothers have amassed 11 points from the opening 5 games.
Real Kashmir will next play Indian Arrows FC on Thursday, 4th February.
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