2nd Division, I-League:Kashmir FC lose to Southern Samity by solitary goal
Lone Star Kashmir FC had to suffer their first defeat in the final round of the second division I-League at the hands of star studded hosts Southern Samity at Barasat stadium, Kolkatta on Thursday.
Kashmir FC were defeated by hosts by a solitary goal. Shaikhom Ronald Singh scored the winning goal for hosts in the 58th minute. Although, the hosts won the match, the game was a close tussle with both sides getting chances to score goals. For Kashmir FC, keeper Harpreet Singh was brilliant making a couple of acrobatic saves. Kashmir FC almost got an equalizer in the dyeing moments of the game when Fasal Wangno's shot was not considered a goal. According to team members it looked like to have crossed the goal line but referee thought otherwise.
Despite its 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southern Samity Coach, Hilal Rasool Parray looked satisfied with the performance of his team.
"It was a game where we almost came out with crucial one away point against the side that is stronger than us. We missed a couple of close chances but that happens. Now we are looking forward to our next game in Mumbai".
Kashmir FC owner, Iftikhar Ahmad Lone congratulated his team for putting up a brave show against a strong side.
"I am proud of my team and they have again showed that they are willing to make Kashmir proud at any level. Southern Samity is much stronger than our side and has got some known faces of Indian football. To hold them to 1-0 score line in their own den is something that we should be proud of. Our team knows that they will get chance to settle score when Southern Samity travels to Kashmir for our home tie".