Arrows meet Real Kashmir; aim to make progress


Margao: Both Indian Arrows and Real Kashmir FC will look to notch up their second win of this I-League season when they face each other in a match between two bottom-placed sides here on Sunday.

Both the sides have been struggling this season with just one win so far.

Indian Arrows have not been able to muster a win since their 2-1 victory against Churchill Brothers on December 28 here. In their last match, the Arrows suffered a 0-2 loss against TRAU FC.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Indian Arrows head coach Shanmugam Venkatesh said, “We are a young team and have played well so far in our games. We have been working hard on improving as a team and making the most of our chances. Technically, we are a good side and all the players have the stamina to play the full 90 minutes.”

“As a developmental team, giving players the experience of playing in I-League is the primary objective and with each passing game, they are learning and developing. Results are important as well and against Real Kashmir, we will look to get the three points, which will also put us in a good position ahead of the next three away games.”

Real Kashmir, on the other hand, have not had the best of luck among the teams. In spite of creating enough chances and dominating games, they have not been able to string positive results.

The Snow Leopards have garnered only one win — against Chennai City — so far while registered three draws and two losses. They lie at 10th just above Indian Arrows.

Real Kashmir will be hoping to come back to their winning ways against Indian Arrows.

Real Kashmir head coach David Robertson said, “We all are very confident that our dominating play will turn in to wins. Luck has not been on our side but if we keep playing and working it will all fall into place.”

“Indian Arrows are always tough to play against. After all, they are the best young players in the country who are very technical and sharp. It will be a very tough game for us.”

Real Kashmir hold an upper hand when it comes to the head-to-head record. They won one match and drew the other last season.