Pune: Ten-man Pune FC went down fighting 1-2 to Salgaocar FC in an I-League round-24 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here on Friday. Winger Gilbert Oliveira (38th minute) gave Salgaocar FC the lead before Riga Mustapha (56th) equalised from the penalty spot for Pune FC early on in the second half.
Striker Daryll Duffy (84th) then scored in the final ten minutes to hand Salgaocar a win. Pune FC played majority of the second half with ten men after medio Dhanpal Ganesh was shown a straight red card in the 54th minute.
With this loss Pune FC stay in sixth place with 31 points from 21 games. Coach Mike Snoei made four changes to the team handing starts to Zohmingliana Ralte, Srikanth Ramu, Dhanpal Ganesh and Thongkhosiem Haokip.