Hindustan FC and FC Pune City's B team played out a goalless draw in their 2nd Division I-League encounter at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi, on Friday.
HINDUSTAN FC 0-0 FC PUNE CITY
The stalemate means that the top three sides in the group remain unbeaten after Real Kashmir FC defeated LoneStar Kashmir FC on Thursday. Hindustan FC have climbed back to the top of the standings.
FC Pune City have meanwhile gained a two-point lead over fourth-placed Delhi United FC (7) with both teams having played the same number of games (7). They will face each other in Pune on May 2.
Hindustan FC, with as many points (8) as Real Kashmir from the same number of outings (8) again, have the opportunity of pulling ahead on top when they host Delhi Dynamos reserves on May 1. The Kashmiri outfit will also be playing against Delhi Dynamos B team on May 7.
Whoever among Hindustan and Real Kashmir win at least one of their remaining two fixtures in the group stage will have secured their place in the next round of the qualifiers for the upcoming I-League season 2018-19.
Group A standings*:
|2||Real Kashmir FC||8||4||4||0||6||16|
|3||FC Pune City (reserves)||7||1||6||0||1||9|
|4||Delhi United FC||7||1||4||2||0||7|
|5||Delhi Dynamos (reserves)||6||1||2||3||-3||5|
|6||LoneStar Kashmir (reserves)||8||0||2||6||-8||2|
*After Friday's fixture