Salgaocar F.C. bow out of I-League title race after draw against Sporting clube de Goa

The draw against Sporting clube de Goa takes Salgaocar's tally to 38 points from 23 matches and they are out of the I-League title race. Bengaluru who are leading the table with 41 points from 22 matches now face the only challenge from East Bengal for the title race who have 37 points from 21 matches.

updated: April 15, 2014 22:00 IST
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Margao: Salgaocar FC's title hopes ended when they were held to a 3-3 draw by Sporting clube de Goa in an exciting 24th round match in the I-League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda in Margao on Tuesday.

Salgaocar, who were looking to keep themselves in the title hunt started well and were 2-0 up at the start of the match with Darryl Duffy (3rd) and Dudu Omagbemi (11th) finding the net.

But the Flaming Oranje did not lose heart and restored parity before half time through Kalu Ogba (20th) and Boima Karpeh (41st) and later took the lead after the break through Rowlin Borges (73rd). They were looking for a win before substitute Bikash Jairu blasted a left-footed volley to allow Salgaocar restore parity.

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