I-League: Namdhari FC get the better of TRAU – Times of India

I-League: Namdhari FC get the better of TRAU - Times of India

Kolkata: TRAU FCThe extraordinary run of The I-League continued as they suffered their eighth loss of the season. Namdhari FC In a battle of bottom teams.
Playing at the Municipal Stadium in Kalyani, Namdhari took the lead. Saurabh Bhanwala In the 35th minute, however, five minutes later Danish Eribam equalized for TRAU. But it was the visitors who had the last laugh. Manveer Singh 26 minutes into the second half gave the winner a 2-1 victory.
TRAU remain at the bottom of the table with just four points from 10 matches, while Namdhari are two places above them with a win. It was only their second win of the season and they have eight points from as many matches.
Earlier, Namdhari could have taken the lead in the 10th minute when TRAU defender Sunil Benjamin almost scored an own goal when he tried to intercept Manveer’s pass inside the box. But the left-hander of the Manipur team hit the woodwork and was out of play.
The visitors then had a golden opportunity to score in the 20th minute when Jaskaran Preet Singh headed a cross towards the goal. TRAU goalkeeper Muhammad Rafiq Ali Sardar initially failed to grasp the shot but managed to recover in time to prevent the ball from going over the line.
Namdhari was finally rewarded for his efforts 15 minutes later when he won a free kick. Emmanuel Arana Sadaba threw the ball into the TRAU box where Bhanwala used his height to slot the ball into the net. However, the chief, who had a hand in it, should have done better to keep it out.
Not just Sardar, his infamous counterpart Nishan Singh was also culpable as TRAU scored five minutes later. But his mistake didn’t prove too costly as the Punjab team managed to walk out with a win in the end.
TRAU FC will now take on Rajasthan FC in their next game on Friday while Namdhari will travel to Shillong Lajong on Saturday.

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