RKFC retains 2nd spot despite loss to Delhi Football Club

Srinagar Dec 24: Real Kashmir Football Club (RKFC) suffered a 1-0 defeat against Delhi FC at Namdhari Stadium in Sri Bhaini Sahib during the final game of round one in the I League season 2023-2024.

A statement said that despite the loss, they maintained their position at the second spot on the points table with 20 points from 11 matches including six wins, two draws, and suffered three losses.
On Sunday, both teams played hard and in the first half it was nil on the score table.

Local boys Mohammad Asrar Rehber and Mohammad Inam created several scoring opportunities however Gnohere Krizo failed to convert any, despite being a reliable scorer with five goals this season.
In the 2nd half, RKFC struggled, while Delhi FC gradually found their rhythm in the match. They began generating opportunities, and the second-half inclusion of Brazilian midfielder Sergio Barboza Junior enhanced their offensive prowess.

In the 77th minute, Delhi FC seized the advantage with a meticulously executed play. It began with Bhupinder Singh launching a precise long ball from deep within his own half. Hudson Dias showcased exceptional speed, overtaking Real Kashmir’s defender Dion Menezes and capitalising on an unusual lapse.

As RKFC’s goalkeeper Muheet Shabir advanced to intercept, Hudson exhibited remarkable awareness and control. His first touch skillfully manoeuvred the ball away from the goalkeeper, allowing him to calmly finish by slotting the ball into the net.

In the last minutes of the match, RKFC players tried to play attacking football to make a comeback but failed to score any goal and eventually Delhi FC won the match 1-0.

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