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Tursunov scores fastest goal in I-League history as TRAU, Real Kashmir 1-1 draw

KOLKATA: Tiddim Road Athletic Union’s (TRAU) Komron Tursunov made history by scoring I-League’s fastest goal ever in the ninth second to help his side eke out a 1-1 draw against Real Kashmir FC, in Kolkata on Sunday.

Tursunov bettered the earlier record in the name of Katsumi Yusa who scored a 13th-second goal for NEROCA FC against Churchill Brothers in the 2018-19 season.

Tursunov’s curling effort from outside of the box found the back of the RKFC net, leaving the opposition in utter disbelief. The sheer suddenness of the goal left Real Kashmir FC in disarray as TRAU dominated the opening exchanges.

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Real Kashmir fought back and in the 22nd minute, Mason Robertson’s effort from a freekick came close to grabbing the equaliser.

Since then, it was TRAU dominating possession though the Snow Leopards had the lion’s share of goal scoring chances.

In the 25th minute, Dipanda Dicka tried to find the back of the TRAU net after his swift effort inside the box was saved.

The best opportunity for the Snow Leopards fell to Lukman Adefemi in the 37th minute but he missed a free-header inside the box with only the opposition custodian to beat.

Despite TRAU’s possession, chances came were rare and far between for the club from Manipur. They had a golden opportunity to double their lead in the 58th minute when Komron was put onto goal by a swift counter-attack.

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