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90' + 2'
M. Salam
J. Pulamte
90'
N. Bhutia
B. Mascarenhas
89'
M. Boerchio
Yellow Card
88'
S. Tongbram
O. Chidi
80'
Naocha Huidrom Singh
R. Shaikhom
74'
O. Chidi
Goal
73'
Surchandra Singh
D. Ravanan
67'
A. Williams
Yellow Card
46'
V. Meitei
M. Hammad
28'
O. Chidi
Goal
28'
Moirangmayum Singh
Assist
3
0
3
2

Commentary

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Thank you for joining us for this match. You also have another I-League encounter in Gokulam Kerala vs. Shillong Lajong in just about an hour from now (5 PM IST kick-off). Later on, in the Indian Super League (ISL) too, Kerala Blasters take on FC Goa with a 7 PM IST kick-off.
FULL TIME: Real Kashmir 0, NEROCA FC 2 - First defeat for the I-League debutants. Credit to both Mauro Boerchio with a vital save in each half and of course Felix Chidi for scoring once in each half
90' + 6' One more of those long throw-ins by Robertson. Not a very strong header by Krizo
90' + 4' CHANCE!!! Surchandra just too slow to react in the Real Kashmir box when he finds himself with the ball. Could have or rather should have been 3-0
M. Salam
J. Pulamte
NEROCA
90' + 2' Substitution Jerry Onesemas Pulamte Mohammad Abdul Salam
90' + 1' A very poor second half by the hosts. The defensive lapses hurting the team for both the goals conceded which will be the concerning factor other than just the loss
N. Bhutia
B. Mascarenhas
Real Kashmir
90' Substitution Brian Mascarenhas Nadong Bhutia
90' Two minutes added on. Can Real Kashmir score twice or more in as many minutes? Will Neroca hold on to take home three points? Not long until we get our answer
M. Boerchio
Yellow Card
NEROCA
89' Yellow card Mauro Boerchio
S. Tongbram
O. Chidi
NEROCA
88' Substitution Odili Felix Chidi Surjakanta Tongbram
88' OHH!!! How did that not go in?! Robertson puts Danish through and with only the Neroca goalkeeper to beat, Boerchio does well to make himself big to use his leg to deflect the shot wide for a corner
87' Malem takes a Neroca free-kick. It's a good ball in but the defending, too, is on the mark this time
85' Robertson moves into a little bit of space and takes a shot. Comes off Krizo and goes wide. The off-side flag going against Krizo as well at the same time
84' Not long left now for the home side to find their way back in the game. Can they do it?
82' CHANCE!!! Katebe steals the ball from the middle and charges ahead. A one-two with Krizo but a slightly heavy touch on the return and Boerchio pounches on it
Naocha Huidrom Singh
R. Shaikhom
NEROCA
80' Substitution Ronald Singh Shaikhom Naocha Huidrom Singh
79' KRIZO!!! A good shot on goal by the Real Kashmir forward from the edge of the box and a good save by Boerchio diving to his right to keep it out
78' Vicky's second successive corner now punched away by Boerchio
77' Headed away for another corner by Tondonba
77' Real Kashmir not taking their foot off the gas. Vicky earns a corner that he's going to take
75' Both goals as a result of defensive lapses. Coach Robertson will be very disappointed with his side's display
O. Chidi
Goal
NEROCA
74' Goal Odili Felix Chidi
74' GOOOALLL!!! And Neroca score out of no where, one again! It's Chidi again. Left free by Katebe inside the box and the Nigerian slots it past Bilal Khan for the second time
Surchandra Singh
D. Ravanan
Real Kashmir
73' Substitution Dharmaraj Ravanan Surchandra Singh
72' A lot of credit besides the direct involvement in Neroca going ahead should be given to that superb save by Mauro Boerchio against the powerful strike by Danish early in the first half
72' Vicky now on the left but the cross cum shot is straight at Boerchio who makes no mistake
71' Krizo battling for possession. He has Robertson alongside but the pass not convincing
71' CHANCE!!! Farhan crosses from the right and Robertson attempts an overhead kick. Goes wide though. Not the best of executions
70' Now from a corner, Vicky whips it from the right and it's punched away by Boerchio
69' Farhan wants to go for goal from outside the box. The blocked shot falls for Danish on the right and his cross is cleared away by Kallon. Danish should have waited on for some support as there were no Real Kashmir players in the box at the moment
68' The game has slowed down a bit but credit to Neroca's zonal marking
A. Williams
Yellow Card
NEROCA
67' Yellow card Aryn Williams
66' Neroca, meanwhile, are absorbing all the pressure quite well. They are probably looking to hit back on another counter, as they did in the first half for the goal that they scored
65' Danish a bit disappointed by Brian's diagonal delivery in the box as Real Kashmir are still making a lot of those forward surges
63' OFF THE POST!!! Krizo hits the crossbar, though he was anyways off-side. Real Kashmir getting closer to scoring here but need to be a little more composed in front of goal
62' CHANCE!!! Krizo to Bazie, who steps in the box, but takes way too long as the Neroca defense take control
61' So it's Neroca still leading by a goal to nil at the hour mark.
60' The hosts slightly more attacking in the last few minutes but not all that effective. Loveday shoots wide from distance now
59' A clash between Vicky and Ashok after the latter made a tackle from behind. Both players receiving some treatment. They look okay
57' Manuel Retamero's side look much more composed in the second half that they are leading by a goal also
57' Krizo a little too selfish trying to go with the ball by himself and Bazie's shot, too, now blocked out as Real Kashmir try to create some moves for themselves in search of the elusive equaliser
53' Ouch! Krizo involved in another challenge to leave another Neroca player down. Moments earlier it was his high boot and now an elbow in Chidi's face
52' Krizo on the charge. He asks if that isn't a backpass as Boerchio claims the ball from Kallon's feat
50' Some more confusion at the back for Neroca. Kallon waiting for Boerchio as Krizo is charging in. Kallon finally decides to head it towards his goalkeeper
49' CHANCE!! Bazie puts it wide for Vicky, the subtitute, whose cross from the left results in confusion between Tondonba and Boerchio. Out for a corner, rather fortunately
47' Real Kashmir throw-in by Roberson almost like a corner. Dealt with on that occasion. Rather some kind of infringement spotted by the referee in the box. Neroca free-kick
47' A good one-two between Krizo and Bazie but the latter guilty of leaving the ball behind
V. Meitei
M. Hammad
Real Kashmir
46' Substitution Muhammad Hammad Vicky Meitei
46' David Robertson, the home side's coach, effects one change for the second half
46' Second half underway...
HALF-TIME: Real Kashmir 0, NEROCA FC 1 - Felix Chidi's opportunistic strike after a defensive lapse against the run of play and the home side missing a galore of chances in this half
45' + 2' CHANCE!!! Chidi strips the ball away from Hammad and takes a shot at goal but straight in the hands of Bilal Khan
45' + 1' CHANCE!!! Danish played in well by a diagonal ball by Mascarenhas but the forward has too many white shirts to get past. Four Neroca defenders contain the danger on that occasion
45' + 1' Two minutes added
43' CLOSE!!! A good cross from the left by Krizo to the far post where Danish is prevented by the away side's defense from getting a header. Could have been close
43' Ashhok tries to put it through for Chidi but the Real Kashmir defense have that covered
42' Malem's corner cleared and Neroca now have a throw-in
41' Jerry on the right. Blocked by Loveday and a corner for Neroca
40' Mascarenhas runs over the ball and Robertson plays it for the man making the run on the left but the pass a bit too heavy. The set-piece plan fails this time
39' Tondonba's (Naorem) foul on Katebe. Free-kick for Real Kashmir from a good position - a few yards outside the box
36' Krizo once again disappoints with his first touch from inside the Neroca box after a flicked pass by Katebe from Ravanan's throw-in. High time Real Kashmir make the best of their chances before it's too late
35' Chidi to Malem on the left. He gets past Ravanan but Danish does well to back up his team-mate
33' Katebe does well to block Kallon's shot from the last line of defense. A bit lazy by the Real Kashmir player however to ensure that the ball remains in play at the touchline
32' Katebe trying to set up Krizo in attack but Aryn does well to come in between to allow Boerchio to pock the ball
31' Jerry to Malem on the left. Stopped in his tracks by Ravanan. Neroca will be looking to build some momentum from the goal
29' Krizo goes down far too easily inside the box. Won't get anything for that kind of a claim for penalty
O. Chidi
Goal
NEROCA
28' Goal Odili Felix Chidi
Moirangmayum Singh
Assist
NEROCA
28' Assist Moirangmayum Ashok Singh
28' GOOOAALLLL!!!! And it's Neroca ahead, completely against the run of play. Chidi slots it in at the far post after a mishit clearance by Loveday against Ahok's cross from the right
27' WHOA!!! Almost an own goal as Ravanan's attempted clearance takes a mishit after Sushil's delivery in the box that was intended for Naorem. Fortunately the ball rolls down towards Bilal Khan and it's under control
26' It's still more of Real Kashmir. The home side are dominating so far but no goals to show for it. Can Neroca take advantage and score against the run of play?
25' Chidi is ruled off-side on the other end.
25' Katebe off-side inside the box. He headed wide anyway
22' OHH!!! Another miss from another Mascarenhas corner. There was an initial flick on to the far post but Krizo just not able to get a connection
22' Krizo and Danish both see their shots blocked by the Neroca defense in the same move. Earn a corner at least
21' Neroca trying to do some attacking from the flanks, especially the left. Ravanan stands like a rock in the Real Kashmir defense
20' CHANCE!!! Wasted opportunity by Krizo who simply shot wide from the edge of the box after receiving a pass from Hammad. It looked like a very badly taken penalty but only from double the distance
17' Robertson picks Krizo's run in attack but the latter is ruled off-side
15' OFF THE POST!!! Mason Robertson with a firm header from a Brian Mascarenhas corner. It comes off the upright and the rebound not kindly falling for Krizo as Neroca can clear the danger
14' Danish Farooq now trying to pressurise the Neroca defense. The visitors are pretty much pegged in their own half
13' CHANCE!!! Krizo breaks free on the left, gets past the last man and tries to square it for Katebe instead of going for goal himself, having already made his way into the box
12' Jerry with a cheeky little backheel and a shot from distance by Chidi but wide
10' Aryn once again putting himself in a similar situtation but only this time lucky that the ball didn't fall for a rival player
8' OHH!!! The Neroca defence putting themselves under pressure there. Katebe blocks out Aryn's shot and the ball falls for Krizo but the latter takes a hasty shot. Easy save for Boerchio
7' Aryn's delivery is away from the goalkeeper and cleared away by the Kashmiris
7' Neroca on the attack as well, and win a corner from their first attack
6' SHOT!!! What a strike by Danish and what a save by Boerchio too. The shot came from the right and the Neroca goalkeeper had to throw himself to his right to keep it from entering the far post
5' It's a cold winter afternoon in Kashmir. The pace of the game hasn't build up quite as yet
3' Krizo and Armand with a few good exchanges early on for the hosts.
1' We are already underway at Kashmir
An unchanged starting 11 for the hosts from the start of the season but a few changes made by Manuel Retamaro
NEROCA FC XI: Mauro Boerchio (GK), Varney Kallon, Ashok Singh, Saikhom Ronald, Naorem Singh, Jerry Pulamte, Felix Chidi, Malemnganba Meitei, Thangmuansang, Sushil Meitei, Aryn WIlliams
Real Kashmir XI: Bilal Khan (GK), Dharmaraj Ravanan, Muhammad Hammad, Mason Robertson, Aaron Katebe, Loveday Okechukwu, Farhan Ganie, Gnohere Krizo, Danish Farooq, Bazie Armand, Mascarenhas
Let's have a look at the line-ups for Real Kashmir v NEROCA...
It's Real Kashmir vs NEROCA FC that will kick-off at 2 PM - the game that we are covering now, followed by Gokulam Kerala vs Shillong Lajong at 5 PM IST
Hello and welcome to the first of today's two I-League games
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