Second Division I-League: Minerva beat Neroca to stay in hunt for promotion

Minerva Academy FC beat Neroca FC
Minerva Academy FC stay in hunt for promotion as they beat Neroca FC 3-2 in their penultimate fixture

I-League 2015-16 Final Round Results
Sector-17 Ground, Chandigarh
Minerva Academy FC 3-2 Neroca FC
MAFC: Simranjeet Singh(7th, 45th), Kareem Omolaja(88th)
NFC: Yumnam Chingkhei(50th), Princewell Olariche Emeka(63rd)

Minerva Academy FC defeated Neroca FC in their penultimate game of the Hero I-League 2015-16 Final Round to stay in race for promotion. The game was an entertaining one finishing 3-2 in Minerva Academy's favor. Simranjeet scored twice while Kreem chipped in with a late goal that gave the home side a very vital victory going into the final game of the league. Minerva lead 2-0 going into the break thanks to a fine brace from Simranjeet Singh. Neroca however equalized in the 63rd minute through Price after Durga Boro was brought down in the penalty box. Earlier in the second half, Neroca scored their first goal through Chingkhei's brilliant effort. The home side however had the final laugh with a late penalty being awarded in their favour. Minerva Academy's skipper Kareem stepped up and converted to send the crowd into ruptures.

Minerva Academy next face Dempo SC in the "promotion-decider" as Minerva Academy FC would need nothing less than a win to earn promotion to the I-League while any other result would send Dempo SC back to the I-League.

Other Results from I-League 2015-16 Final Round

Gangtok Himalayan SC 2-1 Mohammedan SC
GHSC: Zikahi Leonce Dodoz(5th, 74th)
MSC: SK Faiaz(70th)

Dempo SC 4-1 LoneStar Kashmir FC
DSC: Holicharan Narzary(44th), Odili Felix Chidi(7th, 31st), Gagandeep Singh(Own Goal 85th)
LKFC: Atinder Mani(28th)

This is how the I-League Second Division League table shows as on 19th May 2016.

Team Points Played Win Draw Lost GF GA GD
Dempo Sports Club 20 9 6 2 1 13 3 10
Minerva Academy FC 18 9 5 3 1 13 8 5
Mohammedan Sporting 12 9 4 3 2 10 6 4
Neroca FC 11 8 3 2 3 8 10 -2
Gangtok Himalayan SC 9 9 1 3 5 5 13 -8
LoneStar Kashmir FC 1 8 0 1 7 6 15 -9
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