Danish Farooq helps Real Kashmir to defeat Neroca FC by 1-0

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by Shakir Ashraf

Srinagar

A first-half strike by Danish Farooq was real enough Kashmir to seal an important victory against Neroca FC.

Players of Real Kashmir Football Club and Neroca Football Club players in action during Hero I-League match, in Srinagar on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Real Kashmir jumped up to the third position on the league table with today’s win. They now have 22 points from 14 matches.

Neroca, on the other hand, remained on the tenth position with 15 points from 15 matches.

David Robertson made just one change in the real Kashmir eleven Chesterpaul replaced Ritwik Kumar.

There was a bit of drama in the eleventh minute of the match when Ousamane Diawara was sent off pre-accidentally kicked his own teammate, Zodingnilia on the chest.

After the protest from Neroca players referee consulted with his assistances and decided to change his decision and warned him by showing a yellow card.

Danish Farooq then scored header goal in 42nd minute, by Chesterpaul’s brilliant pass.

The stadium was jam-packed as usual. They supported both the teams. But some of the watchers said the Real Kashmir was in a position to score better.

Kashmiri Football lovers watching a football match between Real Kashmir Football Club and Neroca Football Club during Hero I-League match, in Srinagar on Wednesday, March 04, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Real Kashmir FC is going to play their next match against East Bengal on Monday, March 9 which resides at the 5th spot in the league standings

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