2nd Division I-League: Bengaluru FC reserves script their first point against Langsning FC
Bengaluru FC reserves earned their first point in the league.
Langsning FC shared points with Bengaluru Football Club reserves in their Group C match in the ongoing I-League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Monday evening. The reserves of the Indian Super League runners-up snatched away a point from their visit to the North-Eastern part of India.
Kitboklang Pale scored the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute to put the hosts ahead by a one-goal cushion against the blue outfits. The team from the north-east held on to the lead till the hour mark and looked as if they almost got the three points.
But, Asheer Akhtar’s 63rd-minute strike made it 1-1 and fought hard till the final whistle to earn their first point of the league. The Bengaluru-based team may not have won the match, but their display in the away match will definitely give them a sigh of relief ahead of the upcoming matches.
Langsning FC is now placed second in the points table with 4 points, only behind Mohammedan Sporting which is at the helm with 6 points from two matches. Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC reserves are third with just 1 point.
Langsning FC will play their next match against Tiddim Road Athletic Football Club on March 26 while Bengaluru FC reserves will travel east to face Chennayin FC on April 6.
Tomorrow will be a big day as 10 teams will be in action across 5 venues in separate games. Hindustan FC will play against Delhi United, while Lone Star Kashmir United will face off with Delhi Dynamos FC. March 20 will witness three 4 pm kickoffs, the first between Kerala Blasters Football Club and Fateh Hyderabad; Ozone FC Bengaluru will play against FC Goa while Jamshedpur FC will be going head to head with Tiddim Road Athletic United.