I-League:RKFC looking to settle scores against Neroca today
Srinagar, Mar 3:
After climbing up the ladder to the fifth spot on the I-League points table,
Real Kashmir FC is hoping to beat Neroca FC at Srinagar’s TRC grounds on
In 13 games, RKFC
has earned 19 points, with five victories and four draws. The team is a point away from Churchill
Brothers, which is at the third spot on the table.
Neroca FC with eight points in 14 games is positioned at 10th spot on the
Real Kashmir FC
head coach David Robertson said the team is psychologically positive about the
game against Neroca FC.
dominated Neroca FC earlier last month though they won the game. We have to
show a good performance tomorrow. Hopefully, we are going to win the match,” he
was flanked by his son and RKFC striker Mason Robertson, said the previous draw
against Aizawl FC has exerted pressure on his team to win the remaining
“The league is
very tight now and our club is in a tough situation. We are hungry for the win
and mentally prepared for challenges ahead,” he said.
The RKFC coach
said there will be one change in his squad against Neroca FC.
Neroca FC coach said the RKFC had a “wonderful” attacking side which his team
will have to deal with.
He said his team
is prepared to show a “different” style of game on TRC Astroturf. “Luckily we
won a game against RKFC earlier, but tomorrow it is going to be a difficult
game. The playground is different so are the weather conditions. I expect boys
to perform well and get three points for the club,” Raikan said.
The Neroca FC
coach said the match will be challenging for his team considering Kashmir’s
climatic conditions and high altitude factor.
“RKFC is well
versed with such climatic conditions, particularly on Astroturf. It will be a challenging task for my boys to
play against RKFC tomorrow,” he said.
regretted that the social media blockade in Kashmir will affect the coverage of
match to Neroca fans.
stadium is expected to be jam-packed as almost 70 percent of the ticket has
been sold till noon. “We are expecting a good crowd tomorrow. Neroca is one of
the finest I-League teams and people will love to watch the match,” a security
official at TRC ground said.