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Royal Wahingdoh FC hold Dempo SC to 1-1 draw as Romeo Fernandes scores wonder goal

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Substitute Romeo Fernandes came on to score a superb solo goal

Romeo Fernandes underlined why he has been the cynosure of all eyes in this edition's Federation Cup, scoring a superb solo goal to hold an impressive Royal Wahingdoh FC 1-1 in an inconsequential tie here at the Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.

The Indian Super League star latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the area to sidestep Loveday Okechukwu delicately and make space for himself before firing the ball into the far post with aplomb.

Fernandes finishes match as joint top-scorer in tournament

The goal made him part of the triumvirate of top-scorers along with Salgaocar's Douhou Pierre besides India and Bengaluru FC Captain Sunil Chhetri. Romeo also holds the record of scoring in all of Dempo's four matches, the only player in the tournament to do so. Earlier, Bekay Bawar had given the Shillong outfit the lead in the 36th minute.

Dempo gaffer Arthur Papas effected eight chances to the team that beat another last-four entrant Sporting Clube de Goa in their last match, including debut for 17-year old Vinit Rai in midfield. His counterpart Santosh Kashyap on the other hand played his full strength first eleven.

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