Chandigarh, February 20
RoundGlass Punjab FC’s three-match successful streak got here to a halt because it performed a 1-1 draw in opposition to Actual Kashmir FC within the I-League high of the desk conflict at Kalyani Municipal Stadium, West Bengal.
Joseba Beitia’s penalty was cancelled out by Dipanda Dicka’s header in an eventful second half, which additionally noticed two crimson playing cards.
Punjab determined in opposition to making any modifications from its win in opposition to Chennai Metropolis whereas Actual Kashmir made two modifications as Dipanda Dicka and Lalrindika Ralte had been introduced again to the beginning line-up after its thrilling 4-Three win in opposition to NEROCA.
In an end-to-end begin, it was RoundGlass Punjab, who got here near breaking the impasse within the sixth minute as Papa Diawara’s lobbed header was cleared off the road by Mason Robertson. The sport slowly settled down as they began dominating possession.
By the 20th minute, Curtis Fleming’s facet held a large 72 per cent possession.
RoundGlass turned up the strain, successful two free kicks, one after the opposite. The primary one was hit straight into the wall by Chencho Gyeltshen within the 21st minute. Two minutes later, it received one other free kick from 25-odd yards and Joseba Beitia pressured Mithun Samantha into tipping his effort over the bar.
RoundGlass got here shut once more to opening the rating line via a protracted throw on the 56th minute. Nonetheless, Diawara headed his effort inches large of the aim after Irshad’s flick contained in the field. 4 minutes later, Limbu needed to be alert as he carried away Mason Robertson’s low highly effective drive.
The sport took an unpleasant flip within the 63rd minute when Chencho clashed with Haroon Amiri in an off-the-ball incident and each obtained their marching orders. The opening aim lastly got here after Dharmaraj Ravanan fouled substitute Sumit Passi within the space and Joseba Beitia slotted his penalty low previous Mithun Samantha on the 67th minute.
Mason Robertson was on the finish of Sena Ralte’s lengthy cross into the world. The defender despatched his first-time cross throughout the aim the place Dicka headed the ball over the road, levelling the rating line. — TPR