I-League: Dempo pegged back by Rangdajied United, settle for draw

The 2-2 draw gave Rangdajied their first point of the season.

Updated: October 04, 2013 22:33 IST
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Shillong: Rangdajied United made a fine recovery from two-goal deficit to share points with Dempo in a third round match of the I-League here on Friday.

In a game of two halves at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Roberto Mendis (Beto) gave Dempo the lead in the sixth minute when he curved in a freekick. In added time of the first half, Thomas Saikhom brought down Billy Mehmet inside the box. The referee, without any hesitation pointed towards the spot. Mehmet stepped up to take the spot kick and sent the diving goalkeeper the wrong way to give Dempo a two-goal cushion at the break.

Lalnunpuia and substitute Sandesh Gadkari cancelled out the deficit in the 60th and 80th minute respectively to give Rangdajied United their first point in the I-League.

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