HASC, ASC in feisty draw

HASC, ASC in feisty draw

HASC and ASC played out a somewhat feisty 1-1 draw in their BDFA Super Division encounter here at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Wednesday.

In a match which had six yellow cards – three for either side – there was also an incident involving HASC’s Ajay and ASC’s Deepak Panth. In an accidental collision, the Deepak’s elbow connected with Ajay’s nose which left him bloodied and motionless for quite sometime.

The BDFA officials reacted quickly and took him in an ambulance to a local hospital where an x-ray confirmed no fractures.

On the field, Deepak also made a goal-line clearance from AD Kumar at the death to preserve parity.

ASC had the first chance of the match when P Mujander was put through but ’keeper Razaq was aware of the situation and came out to smartly deny him. There were no other chances of note in the first-half as the referee frequently stopped play to punish errant tackles.

ASC, who had the better of the play in the first-half, struck immediately after the resumption. Saikh ran on to a through ball from the centre, evaded the attentions of both Joshi and Karthik before placing it past Razaq who had charged outside the area.

HASC upped the tempo and looked to be in the ascendancy as they went in search of the equaliser when Ajay sustained his injury. Even as he was receiving treatment on the sidelines, Xavier Vijay Kumar popped up from close range to level things in the 61st minute.

Both sides had half chances to grab all three points, with ASC’s Kumar going the closest when his shot struck the woodwork after rebounding off Deepak’s knee.

I-League champions, BFC, who have already played three games, will face Rail Wheel Factory in their Super Division on Thursday. The A Division match features AGORC and Bangalore Independents.

Results: A Division: SAI: 0 drew with BUFC: 0.

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