Jamshedpur FC Reserves needed a late goal from Rakesh Yadav to earn them a point as they drew 2-2 with ADFA First Division team Kanan FC in the LG Independence Cup.
The Men of Steel took an early lead at AR Lammual this afternoon though Billu Telli on the fifth minute. But Kanan FC restored parity four minutes later through winger Joseph Lalvenhima.
The local side came alive after finding the net with Joseph creating havoc for Jamshedpur FC’s backline. H. Malsawmtluanga then struck a freekick on the 34th minute for Kanan FC as they seemed destined for their first win of the tournament.
The second half saw Jamshedpur FC up their game with Samim Hossain and Swarup Das testing Kanan FC goalkeeper Hmangaiha. The Tata team found their equaliser six minutes from time as Rakesh Yadav was on hand to slot in a rebound from a Hmangaiha save.
Jamshedpur FC Reserves will come up against Chhinga Veng FC on Monday afternoon while Kanan FC will face local rivals Chawnpui FC in the evening.
Jamshedpur FC 2-2 Kanan FC
(J: Billu Teli 5′, Rakesh Yadav 84′; K: Joseph Lalvenhima 9′, H Malsawmtluanga 34′)
MoM: Rakesh Yadav (Jamshedpur FC)