Mason Robertson was again on target as Real Kashmir FC stunned hosts Gokulam FC by 1-0 in the match of I League. The third straight win has pushed Real Kashmir FC to third place on points table.
The hosts were the more dominant side in the first half but neither side made full use of the half-chances they were able to create. Marcus Joseph and Nathaniel Garcia combined well in the attack several times only for one of their teammates to lose the ball with a poor touch in the final third.
The second half began with a higher tempo than the first and Real Kashmir’s direct play was rewarded four minutes after the restart. A failed headed clearance by Sebastian fell to Loveday Enyinnaya who picked out Mason Robertson’s late run into the box. The defender ghosted towards the near post unmarked and headed the ball into the net after Wungngayam Muirang and Andre Ettienne failed to pick up the run.
A confident Phurba Lachenpa in the Real Kashmir goal kept out Gokulam’s desperate attempts on target towards the end and helped his team go back with three points. With 15 points after nine matches, the Snow Leapors climbed to the third position in the league and the Malabarians remain fifth.