Press Esc to close
Saturday 05 September 2015
News updated at 9:39 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Clinical Churchill go past United Sikkim

Mapusa (Goa), Jan 13, 2013, PTI:

Churchill Brothers Sports Club continued their fine run in the I-League, scoring a goal in each half to get the better of United Sikkim 2-1 at the Duler Stadium here on Sunday.

The win helped Churchill Brothers take their points tally to 34 from 14 matches and enjoy a clear four-point lead at the top of the table with a match in hand against East Bengal, who are placed second with 30 points.  

Roberto Mendes Da Silva scored the opening goal for Churchill Brothers in the fourth minute while a second-half penalty from Henri Arnaud made it 2-0 in the 71st minute.
American striker John Lada Matkin,  making his debut for United Sikkim, pulled one back for the visitors in the 77th minute.

Churchill did not exert themselves and took the lead in the fourth minute through Roberto Mendes when he headed home a flag kick taken by Steven Dias.  

Dias came up with two more good moves but Roberto’s attempt was muffled and then Henri’s header from close was saved by Sikkim goalkeeper Monotosh Ghosh.    

In the second session, Churchill continued with their ball possession, but it was not until the 71st minute that they could add to their tally.

Denzil Franco made a fine run inside the Sikkim box and was fouled by Safar Sardar, prompting the referee to point at the spot.

Henri stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 2-0.    Sikkim sensed a chance to take something out of the match when John Matkim scored after cutting past Israel Gurung and Lenny Rodrigues in the 77th minute. The visitors tried to find the equaliser thereafter but Churchill’s defence stood firm.

East Bengal beat Mumbai

In Kolkata, goals from Edeh Chidi and Lalrindika Ralte spurred East Bengal to a 2-0 win over Mumbai FC.

Chidi gave the home team the early lead when he struck in the 11th minute and Ralte’s wonder strike from 25 yards in the 53rd minute sealed the match for East Bengal.

In Shillong, defending champions Dempo FC settled for a goalless draw with Shillong Lajong FC at JN Stadium.  

It was the home side that had several chances to convert but the absence of striker Sushil Singh left them with no option but to fight for a draw. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Youths form human pyramid to break 'Dahi Handi' during Janmashtami celebrations...

Youths form human pyramid to break 'Dahi Handi' during Janmashtami celebrations...

Children dressed up as Lord Krishna on the event of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebration...

Children dressed up as Lord Krishna on the event of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebration...

One horned rhinoceros at a submerged area of the Kaziranga National Park...

One horned rhinoceros at a submerged area of the Kaziranga National Park...

Widows dance as they participate in a programme organized by Sulabh International on the...

Widows dance as they participate in a programme organized by Sulabh International on the...

People from different religious communities participate in a peace rally to observe the death...

People from different religious communities participate in a peace rally to observe the death...

Kashmiri pandits dance in a procession as they celebrate Janamashtami in Srinagar...

Kashmiri pandits dance in a procession as they celebrate Janamashtami in Srinagar...

An Artist giving final touch to Lord Ganesh idols at a workshop for upcoming Ganesh...

An Artist giving final touch to Lord Ganesh idols at a workshop for upcoming Ganesh...

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Athiya Shetty at a promotional event of their upcoming film...

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Athiya Shetty at a promotional event of their upcoming film...

Schoolchildren dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during the celebrations...

Schoolchildren dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during the celebrations...

Ex-servicemen celebrate at the India Gate after the government announced the implementation...

Ex-servicemen celebrate at the India Gate after the government announced the implementation...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523