Real Kashmir were held to a 0-0 draw at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Mualpui, Aizawl on Friday afternoon
Both the teams created ample opportunities but failed to convert them into goals which forced them to settle for a point at the end of 90 minutes.
Aizawl’s new coach Stanley Rozario could not be present in the dugout because of a delayed flight. In his absence, Rohmingthanga and Jonathan Lalbiakkima were in charge for the game. Remsanga, Govin Singh and Paul Ramfangzauva were reinstated in the starting line-up by the interim managers with the hope of returning to winning ways. Ansumana Kromah and Lalkhawpuimawia were sidelined due to injuries.
Kashmir started on the front foot after the break but their profligacy in front of goal continued to hurt their interests.
In the 50th minute, Surchandra had a clear sight at goal but his goal-bound shot was blocked by an Aizawl defender. Five minutes later, Gurpreet was once again called into action when Kofi set up Danish Farooq in front of goal but the Kashmiri could only hit straight at the keeper.
Aizawl FC will next face Chennai City FC away from home on January 18 whereas Real Kashmir will continue their journey on the road as they will be hosted by Shillong Lajong on January 19
A well-fought encounter with @AizawlFC ended in a goalless draw. We thank the wonderful spectators for such an exhilarating atmosphere in the stadium. @ILeagueOfficial #snowleopards #TheRealKashmir #RealKashmirFC #Footballleague #Footballseason #Letsplay #Kickit #Kashmir #adidas pic.twitter.com/vfUWxFQU3p
— Real Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) January 11, 2019