Srinagar: Real Kashmir FC played second second home game of the I-League Season 2023-24 and resgistered second win as they beat TRAU FC 1-0 at TRC Turf Stadium Srinagar on Saturday.
It wasnt easy outing for the hosts as TRAU proved out as tough nut to track. There was neck to neck tussle in the middle.
RKFC ended up with more shots on goal, 10 in all, even if a mere 3 were actually on target.
It started with a fairly innocuous run by Jeremy Laldinpuia on the left at the brink of halftime. The winger had done this a few times through the half, and as he drove towards the byline, TRAU tracked back in numbers.
Jeremy cut in though this time, dropping a pair of defenders in his wake, before playing a delightful one-two with Gnohere Krizo. Krizo laid the return perfectly for him to curl a first-time effort into the bottom right. The TRC stands were justifiably thrilled to bits.
TRAU came out with more intent in the second period, but their possession and attacking intent were only aided by RKFC’s staunch refusal to concentrate solely on protecting their lead.
Despite a late siege by TRAU on the RKFC goal, one that saw Thawan Marcus Goncalves and William Ribeiro Dos Reis miss two chances — the former from a looped header inside the box and the latter guilty of slashing high from 10 yards when hitting the target may have been easier.
RKFC held on to take three points and remain perfect in the league.