Neroca FC defeated Gokulam Kerala FC 3-2 to come out of the relegation zone after 90 minutes of pulsating football at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal on February 21.

Pritam Singh scored first for Neroca FC in the second minute itself before Shibil Muhammed restored parity for Gokulam Kerala FC in the 25th minute. The visitors then took the lead through Nathaniel Garcia in the 40th minute.

After the break, Neroca came from behind to equalise in the 48th minute through Philip Adjah. They then scored their third goal, nine minutes before the end of the regulation time, through Ronald Singh to register a much-needed victory.

The win means Neroca are now seventh in the points table with 15 points in 14 matches. Gokulam, on the other hand, stay fourth with 17 points from 12 matches.

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