Lone Star Kashmir FC started their Second Division I-League football event campaign on a regretful note wasting too many chances in their match against Delhi Dynamos FC Reserves at Synthetic Turf TRC Ground here on Tuesday. The Delhi team won the match 1-0.
Playing their first match of the season on home turf, Lone Star were not able to take advantage of the conditions and the chances that came their way. Despite holding an edge over their rivals that mostly comprised of academy players, Lone Star failed to convert the chances they got. They dominated most of the game and still went down by 1-0 goals.
Delhi Dynamos were able to open their account in first half and they defended the lead till the final whistle, bagging full points from the match. Seiminmang Manchong scored the all important goal for Dynamos in 30th minute.
Lone Star wasted too many close chances and should have atleast went on to score three goals. The lack of quality finishing cost Lone Star match.
Meanwhile Brazilian Coach of Lone Star, Clebson Duarte was not allowed by match referee to sit in dug out with the team, owing to doubts over his professional coaching license.
“Coach was unable to satisfy and give ample proof about his professional license to match referee. After that he was asked to stay away from team dugout and team was in his place managed by the manager and other official,” said an official.
As per All India Football Federation (AIFF) rules only A-License coach is eligible to manage any professional team in competitions like I-League.
On Wednesday Real Kashmir FC, another I-League football club of Kashmir, will face FC Pune City Reserves in their opening match of the season.