I-League: Indian Arrows has Neroca FC in Goa
Basque: Football Federation of all India development side Indian arrows he played a 1-1 draw with NEROCA FC in the I-League on Sunday.
Sushil Meitei gave the visitors the lead in the 24th minute before Vikram Partap Singh matched the hosts three minutes before the end of the first half.
Arrow head coach Shanmugam Venkatesh He retained most of his previous lineup, with only two changes in the form of Aman Chetri in the three position in front of Harmanpreet Singh and Bikash Yumnam starting at the back instead of Saurabh Meher.
Hoping for a repeat of his stellar performance against Churchill Brothers, coach Venkatesh maintained his 4-3-3 formation at Tilak Maidan.
Head coach NEROCA Raikhan Gift On the other hand, he opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Gaty Kouami was reinstated in the initial XI, forming a double pivot with Chanso Horam in the middle of the park. Khaiminthang Lhungdim played the number ten role, with Boubacar Diarra as the lone striker.
The party fought for leadership in the initial stages, with either side struggling to retain possession for a long time.
The first real opening of the game fell to the Arrows in the 15th minute. A great direct pass from Ayush Adhikari found Vikram Partap Singh, who had made a run on time, but was rejected at the last moment by a calculated tackle from Ousmane Diawara .
In the 24th minute, it was NEROCA who took the lead with a free kick about 25 meters from the goal. Sushil Meitei was at the other end of the set and his effort went over the wall and into the lower right corner, through the palms of Lalbikhlua Jongte.
The visitors almost doubled their lead four minutes later, this time through Boubacar Diarra. The Malian striker was in the right place to direct a Meitei crossing towards the goal, but his effort deflected a mustache from the wood.