Salgaocar hold Churchill

Churchill Brothers’ hopes of taking a comfortable lead at the top of table received a setback as they were held to a goal-less draw by Salgaocar in the 22nd round of the I-League at Duler stadium on Wednesday.

Churchill, who drew their match for the second time in a row, took their tally to 44 points from 21 matches, three points ahead of second- placed East Bengal, while Salgaocar’s tally stood at 24 points from 22 matches.

Churchill made their intentions clear in the barren first half. Though they dominated play, they failed to get past the rival defence.

Salgaocar’s best chance came in the 78th minute but Augustin Fernandes’ header struck the post.

United Sikkim thrashed Air India 5-0 at Gangtok in another game. John R Aracil (45th), John Landa Matkin (55th), Nurudeen Salau (60th and 62nd), Thupden T Bhutia (90th) scored.

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