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I-League: Aizawl FC on the brink after home defeat to Salgaocar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 April 2016, 19:55 IST

I-League debutants Aizawl FC's hopes of staying on in the I-League suffered a major jolt on Monday, 11 April, when the club went down by a solitary goal to fellow strugglers Salgaocar in their final home game of the season.

Scottish striker Darryl Duffy scored from a free-kick for Salgaocar in the first half to give the visitors the lead going into half-time.

Aizawl, who dominated possession, created quite a few chances throughout the game but failed to get the ball inside the net, as the Santosh Kashyap-coached Salgaocar held on for a crucial 1-0 victory.

With the loss, Aizawl FC have gone down to 8th in the 9-team league, having played a game more than bottom-of-the-table Mumbai FC, who, like Aizawl, have garnered 13 points so far.

With their sole remaining match of the season against an in-form DSK Shivajians side later this week, Aizawl FC are now on the verge of relegation.

A win against DSK may not be enough, as the club will have to be dependent on other results to ensure survival for another season.

First published: 11 April 2016, 19:55 IST