KOLKATA- Real Kashmir FC played out an entertaining 1-1 draw against and Kenkre FC in I-League 2021-22 at Kalyani Stadium on Friday.
Midfielder Vijay Nagappan (45+1′) gave Kenkre FC an early lead. However, Real Kashmir dominated possession and captain Mason Robertson (66′) converted an opportunity in the second half to bring his team back on level terms. Both teams fought till the final whistle, but were unable to do so and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Real Kashmir Head Coach David Robertson brought on fresh legs in the 65th minute replacing Meitei with Ragav Gupta. The change in formation worked for Real Kashmir as Mason Robertson scored a goal in the next minute as Ragav gave a brilliant assistant to his captain inside the 6-yard-box, which Robertson collected with ease and put it past the nets. In the 73rd minute, Kenkre FC goalkeeper Tenzin made a tremendous straight shot from Jongoh Park. Tenzin remained calm and caught the ball safely.
In the 87th minute, Real Kashmir received a corner. Tiago grabbed the ball just in front of the goal, but Kenkre FC defender Arvind made a tremendous save just ahead of the goal line, saving the match for his team. Robertson continued to make threatening penetration inside Kenkre FC’s box but was unable to find the perfect finish, and Kenkre FC succeeded in holding Real Kashmir to earn one point.
Real Kashmir will play against Gokulam Kerala FC on March 7, 2022.
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