NEROCA defeats Southern Samity, awaits for a win or a draw to reach to the final round:
After back to back wins over Southern Samity and Hindustan FC at home ground Khuman Lampak Main Stadium, NEROCA made further progress as they beat Southern Samity which is based in Kolkata at Barasat Stadium (Barasat District Sports Stadium), Barasat, West Bengal.
The match was very important for the NEROCA team to keep the momentum going on considering its earlier loss to Mohammadan Sporting Club by 0-2 in the away match which was played at Barasat Stadium. In the match, David Biakzara of NEROCA FC scored the lone goal of the match early in the 16th minute of the play.
So far in the 5 matches played, NEROCA FC beat Hindustan FC by 1-0 in the first match, lost to Mohammedan Sporting Club by 0-2, beat Southern Samity by 1-0 and again beat Hindustan FC by 1-0 in the 4th match before beating Southern Samity by 1-0 today at Barasat Stadium.
The win has made NEROCA FC to collect 12 points with 4 wins and 1 loss from 5 matches played and secure top spot in the Group – B. Now, NEROCA FC just needs a win or a draw from the next match to reach to the final round. The next or last match will be played on 25th February at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium against Mohammedan Sporting Club which is the only team to have beaten NEROCA FC in the league match earlier. As Mohammedan Sporting Club has lost twice in the group league matches, NEROCA FC will have more psychological advantage in the clash.