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Neroca FC overcome two-goal deficit, beat Kerala Blasters to enter Super Cup quarter-final

Neroca FC rallied from a two-goal deficit to score three goals in 12 minutes as the I-League runners-up defeated Kerala Blasters to enter the quarter-final of the Super Cup.

football Updated: Apr 06, 2018 23:04 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, Bhubneswar
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Neroca FC defeated Kerala Blasters 3-2 to enter the quarter-final of the Super Cup where they will take on Bengaluru FC.(HT Photo)

I-League runners-up side Neroca FC rallied from two-goal deficit with a three-goal burst in 12 minutes to stun Kerala Blasters 3-2 and book a quarterfinal spot in the Super Cup football tournament in Bhubaneswar.

Neroca were trailing 0-2 till the 70th minute of the match after strikes from Victor Pulga (11th minute) and Prasanth (49th) but the Manipur side fought back in a remarkable fashion to run away with full three points in the round of 16 match at Kalinga Stadium.

Jean-Michel Joachim (70th) began the Neroca fightback before Aryn Glen Williams (79th) restored parity. Felix Chidi (82nd) converted a penalty to send Neroca in the quarter finals. Neroca face Bengaluru FC in the quarterfinals.

First Published: Apr 06, 2018 22:39 IST