A determined South United FC went from a winning position to trailing by a goal and finally managed to eke a point out of the game in their final game of the season.
What began as a promising game for South United FC with many chances created by them in the first quarter of the game would culminate in the first goal of the game as Rungsing struck in the first minute to give the visitors a slender lead.
That lead would barely last two minutes, as some poor play on South United FC’s part that followed saw Surag Chhetri in space with the ball and the striker made no mistake levelling the tie for Kerala Blasters Reserves.
The equaliser calmed early Kerala Blasters Reserves nerves as they began to stream forward and trouble the South United FC defence. This saw both sides trading blows and at one-point Lathakima earned a caution from the referee as he stopped a promising South United FC attack illegally.
The constant pressure paid off as they won a penalty in the 26th minute that was converted by their captain Hrishi Dhath. The home side would go into halftime with a 2-1 lead, but with South United FC’s threat apparent, they would have some trouble dealing with them in the second half.
South United FC once again showed their grit in the second half coming out and pressuring Kerala Blasters Reserves early in the second half as well. The hosts played some good football as well going the other way but weren’t able to kill the game off.
South United FC would make Kerala Blasters Reserves rue their chances as Aaron struck in the 70th minute to draw his side level once again.
With the momentum on their side, the away team pushed for a goal that could give them the victory. In a bid to stop them, Lalthakima made another poor challenge which earned him a second yellow in the 84th minute. South United FC, however, were not able to capitalise on the extra man advantage in the dying minutes and it ended as a stalemate.