Pailan Arrows 1 (CS Sabeeth — 53rd) d/w Chirag Kerala 1 (Saba Saleel – 30th)
KOLKATA: Pailan Arrows failed to cash in on their numerical superiority and muffed chances galore to eventually settle for a 1-1 draw in an I-League match at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. For Pailan Arrows, National Team striker CS Sabeeth scored the equaliser in the 53rd minute after Saba Saleel had put Chirag into the lead in the 30th minute.
Courtsey the result, Pailan Arrows move to 3 points from 7 matches while Chirag Kerala moved to 4 points 7 matches.
Saleel finished off a combined move when he tapped in from close in the 30th minute. But their joy was short-lived as defender Charles Dzisa was sent off for a rough tackle on India U-19 Captain Malswamfela in the 32nd minute.
The sent-off allowed Pailan to come back strongly. Changing over, Sabeeth headed in a Abhinava Bagh free-kick in the 53rd minute. But thereafter, despite it being one-way traffic, the Arrows failed to put the ball into the rival net; at least four one-to-one chances went abegging.