Defending champion Gokulam Kerala FC remained some extent away from retaining the I-League title because it eased previous Rajasthan United FC by a solitary aim on the Naihati Stadium on Saturday.
Jourdain Fletcher discovered the one aim of the match from a free-kick halfway by means of the primary half to safe the total quota of factors for The Malabarians. Rajasthan FC was all the way down to 10 males when its defender Mauro Dos Santos was marched off with a pink card within the 89th minute.
The win took Gokulam Kerala to 40 factors from 16 and secured the staff a six point-lead on high of the standings. Which means that Gokulam Kerala wants only a level from its remaining two matches to safe back-to-back titles and create I-League historical past.
The anticipated triumph can occur on Tuesday when each Gokulam Kerala and the second positioned Mohammedan Sporting (34 factors) make their seventeenth spherical appearances.
Earlier within the day, Louis Ogana struck twice to assist Sreenidi Deccan FC defeat a robust RoundGlass Punjab FC 2-0 on the Kalyani Stadium. The Punjab facet dominated the ball however Sreenidi Deccan received by exhibiting better effectivity in changing probabilities.
The outcomes (championship leg): At Naihati: Rajasthan United FC 0 misplaced to Gokulam Kerala FC 1 (Jourdain Fletcher 26).
At Kalyani: RoundGlass Punjab FC 0 misplaced to Sreenidi Deccan FC (Louis Ogana 17, 70); Mohammedan SC 2 (Marcus Joseph 54, 90+6) bt Churchill Brothers 0.