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I-League: Royal Wahingdoh held by Bharat FC


Guwahati: Royal Wahingdoh FC were held to a 1-1 draw against Bharat FC in an I-League football tournament encounter at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

Both teams, however, ended with 10-men on-the-field as Nigerian Loveday Enyinnaya for the Royal’s and Bobby Hassell of Bharat were sent off following a tussle.

Forward Jackichand Singh strike for the home-team in the 32nd minute was nullified by striker Kris Bright five minutes before the end of regulation time.

Jackichand’s goal came after the Royal’s had put the visitors under immense pressure playing some dominant football.

A long distance ball from the left found Jackichand on the edge of the box and his fierce shot found the back of the net after coming off the crossbar.

Bharat left it till late. Bright who found himself at the right place, tapped one in from the far post as midfielder Rahim Nabi floated in a delightful free-kick.