I-League Qualifiers 2021: Rajasthan United register thrilling win against Ryntih

Rajasthan United won 3-2 over Ryntih SC in Group A of the I-League qualifiers. (Image: AIFF)
Rajasthan United won 3-2 over Ryntih SC in Group A of the I-League qualifiers. (Image: AIFF)

Rajasthan United registered their maiden victory over Ryntih SC on the opening day of the I-League qualifiers. Rajasthan won 3-2 in a Group A encounter at the Bengaluru Football Stadium in Bengaluru.

Rajasthan United went ahead in the 11th minute after Dilli Ram Sanyasi scored with a typical poacher's finish inside the Ryntih box. Sanyasi latched on to a lose ball after Padam Chettri failed to hold on to a long ranger from Rajasthan United captain Akeem Abioye. Sanyasi made it 1-0 in the I-League qualifiers.

The Jaipur-based side made it 2-0 on the cusp of half-time as Harpreet Singh set up Sukhjit Singh with a square ball inside the Ryntih box. Sukhjit Singh went past his marker with a swift first touch to eke out acres of space before finding the back of the net with a clean finish in the I-League qualifiers.

Ryntih SC scored two goals in the second-half but Rajasthan United prevailed 3-2 in the I-League Qualifiers

Ryntih started to settle down in the second half after a rather shaky first half. However, Rajasthan went 3-0 up in the 68th minute, thanks to a curling long-distance strike from Aman Thapa in the I-League qualifiers.

The former Royal Rangers winger took a little shimmy on the outside and cut inside from the right to create space for himself to shoot. His strike took a very delayed turn to get into the back of the net past a hapless Padam Chettri at the Ryntih goal.

Rajasthan United believed 3-0 was just enough to get their first points in the I-League but were almost mistaken. Ryntih shifted gears in the final third to pull one back through a Chesterpaul Lyngdoh finish. The former Churchill Brothers winger latched on to a Sheen Stevenson corner to make it 3-1 in the 79th minute.

We feel gleeful with this victory and will continue to put our 100 percent on the field to put out our best performance.💯⚽#RajasthanUnited #WeareUnited

Ryntih got a lifeline in the 82nd minute. Rajasthan United defender Gurmukh Singh brought down Sheen Stevenson on the right side of the box to give away a penalty.

Sheen Stevenson stepped up to take the spot kick and sent Vishal Joon, the other way to make it 3-2 with eight minutes of regulation time left on the clock. However, Rajasthan United managed to hold on to their nerves and register their first ever win in the national pyramid.

Edited by Diptanil Roy

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