I-League 2022-23: Real Kashmir begin season with win against Neroca- Highlights
Find out how the Snow Leopards eked out a victory against the Orange Brigade on their home ground.
Real Kashmir defeated Neroca FC 1-0 in the I-League 2022-23 on Sunday at the Khuman Lampak stadium. It was Issahak Nuhu's strike that sealed all three points for Mehrajuddin Wadoo's team.
The first half saw a very eager Kashmir side who were on the front foot for the majority of that 45 minutes. Neroca FC were quite slow and ineffective whenever they attempted to go forward. Nonetheless, the deadlock couldn't be broken by either team at half-time.
The men in blue kept knocking on Neroca's box and ultimately were rewarded in the 53rd minute. Yakubu Wadudu put in a cross inside the box and the ball found Nuhu, who deftly passed it inside the net. Neroca goalie Poirei did get a touch on it but failed to stop it.
After conceding, Khogen Singh's team seemed more lively and switched on. They had more of the ball, while Kashmir took the back seat. Despite being more proactive, the home side failed to convert a single of their many chances.
At the end of a nervy six-minute injury time, the referee blew the whistle and Real Kashmir bagged all three points.
Scroll down to read about the minute-by-minute updates of the match!
- 13 Nov 2022 12:32 PM GMT
71'- Neroca brings on another fresh pair of legs.
Rakesh Meitei comes on for Waikhom Meetei.
- 13 Nov 2022 12:22 PM GMT
60'- Changes for Neroca.
Tangva, Nonganba come in.
- 13 Nov 2022 12:15 PM GMT
53'- Real Kashmir finally takes the lead!
Yakubu passes it to Nuhu as the forward passes it inside the net!
NFC 0-1 RKFC
- 13 Nov 2022 12:13 PM GMT
Real Kashmir's Babadzhanov's side-footed shot just whizzes past the goal.
- 13 Nov 2022 12:11 PM GMT
50'- Slow start to the second half.
Neither goalkeeper has been really troubled so far. Real Kashmir continue to show intent to break the deadlock but Neroca's tactics are to no avail.
- 13 Nov 2022 11:53 AM GMT
Real Kashmir has been the more dominant side in the first half with their flurry of attempts. Neroca on the other hand were slow to get into the game, but created some trouble for the opposition defenders in the last few minutes.
HT: NEROCA FC 0-0 Real Kashmir FC
- 13 Nov 2022 11:35 AM GMT
34'- Close strike!
Kashmir's Babadzhanov tries to test the goalie but his shot flashes past the target.
- 13 Nov 2022 11:28 AM GMT
28'- Real Kashmir the stronger team so far.
The likes of Wadudu and Nuhu of Kashmir have been really good in finding those spaces in the Neroca backline.