Srinagar, Jan 10: With Real Kashmir FC failing to convert into goals various opportunities, the high voltage I-League match between the host and Punjab FC ended in a draw on Friday at Synthetic Turf Stadium TRC in the summer capital here.
As thousands of fans thronged the stadium to cheer for their home team despite chilly weather conditions, the match between Real Kashmir FC and Punjab FC started at around 1100 hrs.
Real Kashmir FC, which dominated the most part of the game, with the help of some great passes were able to create opportunities but failed to convert them into goals in the first half.
However, Punjab FC with the help of a magnificent goal by Makan Winkle Chothe was able to take a lead by 1-0 in the first half.
As the play resumed in the second half, Real Kashmir FC again dominated the field from the very beginning. But, it was only in the 52nd minute of the match, Real Kashmir FC’s Gnohere Krizo scored an equalizer.
The match ended in a draw, disappointing fans. “The players got many opportunities, but failed to convert them into goals. The passing was great, but at the end of the day it is the result which matters. Had they converted more opportunities into goals, we would have won,” Sameer Shah, a Real Kashmir FC fan, told UNI.
Real Kashmir FC has played three matches in the home turf in the current I League, but has so far been able to win only one. The home team lost its second game in Srinagar last week with Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan with 0-2. (UNI)