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Jamshedpur: Ar-Hima Football Club of Meghalaya qualified for the main draw of the second division I-League by virtue of better goal difference after Kerala's Josco Football Club defeated Malabar United 2-1 in the last encounter of the AIFF 2nd division I-league qualifying round at Keenan Stadium, here on Monday.
In the last encounter of the qualifying round, Josco surged ahead in the 19th minute after striker D. Devadas converted a measured crosspiece from right flank. Josco's defender Jeribe Kelehi increased the tally five minutes later.
Malabar got the reducer through Nigerian striker Nwokwu Michael, 11 minutes into the second half.
Ar-Hima FC, Maharashtra's Kenkre FC and Josco FC with three wins, two losses and a draw had identical 10 points each but the Meghalaya outfit sailed into the next round by virtue of better goal difference.
While Ar-Hima had scored 15 goals and conceded 11, Kenkre FC had scored 15 goals and 12 conceded. Josco FC had pumped in 12 goals but conceded 11 during their league encounters.
Group ‘A': United Sikkim FC and HFS Southern Samity. Group ‘B': Mohammedan Sporting and Ar-Hima Club. Group ‘C': Roayal Wahingdoh and Vasco Sports Club. Seeded teams: Sporting Clube de Goa and Shillong Lajong FC . — PTI
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