Rangdajied United FC and Kickstart FC took a point each in a 2-2 draw in their Group C Third Division League (also known as I-League 3) match in Goa today morning.
In a contest that saw both teams hold the lead at different points in the game, Rangdajied scored via Arlangky Nongsiej (43’P) and Ieitlang Syiemlieh (57′) in between two goals from Khanngam Hora (3′, 68′) for Kickstart.
The Bangalore-based team, which had a Meghalayan in the ranks in the form of Aibiangmame Nongneng, started with a third minute lead as they dominated the early part of the match.
Hora ran into the box to meet a square pass and slammed it into the net. His second goal was similar in that it was another thundering strike. On both occasions he was not properly marked.
Before Syiemlieh got his goal he was instrumental in earning the penalty after he was yanked from behind by a Kickstart defender. Nongsiej then converted the spot kick by sending the keeper the wrong way.
Poor defending in the second half led to Rangdajied’s second goal. This time Ksankupar Khongmalai had all the time in the world to place a cross into the box, which Syiemlieh, also unguarded, headed in easily.
However, RUFC were unable to hold on to that lead and the game ended 2-2.
Rangdajied, who now have 4 points after winning their opening fixture two days ago, get a few days rest now and will be back in action on November 19 when they take on Jeppiaar Institute of Technology FC at 9am.