Madan Maharaj FC and Rajasthan United FC advance following feisty draw

A sensational late surge by Rajasthan United ensured a berth along with Madan Maharaj FC in the next round of the Hero I-League Qualifiers as they drew 1-1 in a thrilling encounter on Wednesday (October 13, 2021).

Rajasthan United’s goal was enthralling as they worked some accurate passes inside the box and Raja was exceptional in his effort to pump the ball into the post. Earlier in the match, it was Madan Maharaj who drew first blood with a fantastic goal by Jiten Murmu. The 12th minute-goal put Rajasthan United under pressure early in the game.

In the 30th minute, Rajasthan United stitched together yet another fierce attack, creating a fine chance on goal. This time it was Maneshwar Mushahary who sprinted on the left flank to pass it to Aman Thapa but Madan Maharaj’s defense did well to tackle and snatch the ball back.

While both teams went into half-time with Madan Maharaj leading 1-0, Rajasthan United returned after the break with a fresh approach to their game. They sought to press more to keep Madan Maharaj attackers in check. Even as Rajasthan United defenders worked together to keep Madan Maharaj from extending their lead, their attackers were working in tandem to create space in the box.

In the 51st minute, Surag Chettri found Aman Thapa on the left flank as he dribbled past Pranendra Singh Thakur inside the box. But the brilliant effort was cancelled out by Madan Maharaj defender Loveday Okechukwu.

Spirited Rajasthan United strikers again created a fine attack in the 56th minute when Dilli Ram got a freekick outside the box but took it with his left and was inches wide off the target. All the efforts finally paved way for Rajasthan United when Raja Musharaf struck a fine goal in the 90+4 minute that ensured his team a place in the knockouts.

Both Rajasthan United and Madan Maharaj gathered five points from two draws and one win apiece to qualify to the next round.

Madan Maharaj FC (Jiten Murmu 12’) 1 – 1 Rajasthan United FC (Raja Musharaf 90+4’)

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: Renu’s early strike hands India victory over Chinese Taipei

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…


ROQS to host trials for MFA Super Division

ROQS is revamping their squad for the upcoming season of the MFA Super Division. The team is organising trials for the men’s football team on Monday, 11th of July, 2022….


MSP Academy is holding trials for the upcoming MFA Youth League

MFA Super Division club Mumbai Soccer Prodigies will be conducting trials for their MFA Youth League campaign on 22nd May 2022 in Bandra, Mumbai. Founded in 2006, the Mumbai Soccer…


Football School of India to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based Football School of India is going to conduct youth trials for its boys and girls squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-13…


Bengaluru FC Elite Youth Football Trials

Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and are past champions of the I-League and ISL. The club has launched its Soccer…


D’Souza Football Academy to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based D’Souza Football Academy is going to conduct football scholarship trials for its youth squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-7 to under-15….


Oscar SSE to conduct trials for Youth I-League in U13, U15&U18 category in Mumbai

OSCAR SSE, an AIFF Accredited Academy invites all  U13, U15 & U18  players from ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC  backgrounds for football trials to join our Elite teams to train round the year…


Air India to conduct senior team trials for MFA Elite League on Monday

Mumbai-based Air India FC is set to conduct trials for their Senior Team to play the MFA Elite (Corporate) Division. One of the top-tier clubs from Mumbai – Air India…


Air India to hold youth team trials on Monday

Mumbai-based Air India FC is set to conduct trials for their Youth Team for the MFA Super (Corporate) Division. One of the top-tier clubs from Mumbai – Air India will…


Bhaichung Bhutia’s Residential Academy set to conduct trials in Mumbai

16th March, 2022: Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS) will conduct Residential Academy trials in Maharashtra for the academic year 2022-23.  In the next few months, the trials will be organized…