I-League: Real Kashmir FC Defeats TRAU By 2-0

SRINAGAR: Real Kashmir defeated Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) 2-0 to register their second away win of the season in the I-League 2022-23 at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Sunday. Real Kashmir went past TRAU into fifth place.

In the first half, defender Richard Osei Agyemang scored his fourth goal of the year, and substitute Phrangki Buam teamed with Ibrahim Nurudeen to score his first goal. From the outset, both teams adopted a cautious attitude and built their attacks from the back. Over the hosts, Real Kashmir had the advantage. Samuel Kynshi had an opportunity to score first in the 22nd minute, but his volley from the edge of the penalty area missed the mark.

Nonetheless, the midfielder assisted the visitors in breaking the tie after 30 minutes. Richard Osei Agyemang made a run into the six-yard box to unleash a thunderous header into the back of the net after Kynshi’s corner kick hit the near post and TRAU defender Sagolsem Bikash Singh failed to clear the ball.

Kynshi nearly doubled the lead two minutes later. From outside of the 18-yard box, the 22-year-old took a shot, but it was directly towards the goalkeeper Lunkhominlenmang Jedidi Haokip.

Akashdeep Singh nearly caught Jedidi Haokip off his line in the 34th minute, but the goalkeeper recovered in time to tip Singh’s attempt over the crossbar.

The hosts nearly equalised five minutes before halftime, but the crossbar saved them. Salam Ranjan Singh collected the ball close to the penalty area after Naresh Singh Yendrembam launched a lengthy throw-in. The Real Kashmir goalkeeper and captain, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, was defeated by the defender’s volley, but the crossbar saved Real Kashmir.

TRAU skipper Komron Tursunov took a stinging long shot five minutes into the second session, but Roy Chowdhury blocked it. When Tursunov was open on the rebound of Sapam Bishorjit Meitei’s long-range effort for the Red Pythons in the 70th minute, the Tajik’s acrobatic shot was directed straight at goalkeeper Roy Chowdhury.


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