10-man Mumbai Strikers held 0-0 by Millat FC

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10-man MS squander two points in 0-0 draw with Millat FC. 10-man MS squander two points in 0-0 draw with Millat FC. Pic courtesy: MSSC
After a nail biting victory against ICL Payyade, MS were drawn against Millat FC on Matchday 6.

The Millat defence was inflicted with intense pressure by MS, whenever they tried to build up from the back. Millat FC was defiant enough to keep away any danger from the attacking moves created by MS. MS squandered a golden opportunity to get the lead through their striker Sandeep M who missed from close range and failed to capitalise.  MS yet again had a chance to score. However, an Akshay M curler from inside the box found the net and later denied by the linesman who ruled it offside  MS lost out on a couple of more chances before both teams went goalless into the break.

The further 45 mins looked exciting as both teams were yet to find the net in this encounter. Millat were looking better in the 2nd half as they were holding onto the ball more than before and trying to get their game going. MS' best chance came in the 67th min as winger Dilip M dribbled past the Millat full backs down the line and centred the ball from the six yard box, only to see the ball being deflected just enough by the Millat keeper to take it away from the MS forward line. The game took a controversial turn as MS were handed a red card late in the half by the referee as MS winger Dilip M accidentally clashed with the Millat keeper Sumeet S as both were committed to winning the ball during a goal bound move. Both were injured in the resulting clash and a foul was whistled for by the referee. But to the astonishment of MS and all present there, the referee showed a red card for the foul to Dilip which was clearly an accident. MS managed to see out the rest of the game with 10 men as they successfully kept Millat out. The game ended in a goalless draw as MS had to settle for a point.

MS will look to begin next year well with a victory against RSF on January 8th 2020.

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