Gangtok: Debutants United Sikkim FC came back from behind to upset established I-League side Salgaocar 3-2 in a thrilling match at the Paljor Stadium here Saturday.
After a dull first 45 minutes, the game exploded in second half when Angel Guirado gave the Goan club the lead in the 50th minute. A horrific misunderstanding between United Sikkim goalkeeper Yoon Tae and his defender allowed Aldecuer to head in a rebound from two yards out.
The Snow Lions, happy till now in defending deep, responded swiftly and restored parity two minutes later. Their striker Buddiram Tudu rode in unchallenged from midfield but his shot was parried by Salgaocar goalkeeper Karanjit Singh. Nurudeen Salau arrived in time to poke home the loose ball and equalise for United Sikkim.