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Churchill came into the game more and more in the second half. Subhasish’s sending off gabe them hope of rescuing a point. But, they lacked the cutting edge in the final third throughout the game and Bagan held out. The best chance fell to Angelo Colaco who saw his shot come back off the bar. Much to improve on for both teams in what is a long season. The Mariners go home with all thee points Churchill will take the positives and look to bounce back. Goodnight from Kolkata.
90+6′ There goes full-timewhistle and the Mariners making a winning start but they had to work for it.
90+4′ Pronay Halder shields the ball in the left side of the corner. Two Churchill defeners tries to take the ball away from him.
90+3′ Colaco takes a bullet like shot. Hits the bar. What a chance for Churchill.
0+2′ Bagan keeper Debjit is down. Medical personnel comes in to assist.
90+1′ We are into four minutes of added time.
90′ Katsumi tries to run solo again through the Churchill defence but is taken down Churchill defenders. Foul awarded to Mohun Bagan.
88′ Substitution for Mohun Bagan Duffy out Bikramjit in.
87′ Dying moments of the match. Mohun Bagan is playing all defensive as all of the Bagan players are coming down.
86′ Colaco takes the free-kick. The shot goes wide.
85′ Pronay Halder with a challenge on Brandon Fernandes. Fernandes goes down. Referee awards a free kick to Churchill.
84′ Sehnaj Singh with an amzing shot from 30 yards. The goalkeeper saves it!
83′ Souvik Chakraborty with a solo run down the wing but is confronted by three of Churchill defenders. The ball goes out.
80′ The pace of the game has gone down.Both of the teams are fighting for midfield dominance, however, Bagan is winning it by a mile, thanks to Pritam Kotal and Katsumi.
78′ Mohun Bagan is playing a possession based footbal. The mariners are not allowing the Churchill players to gain on them or the ball.
77′ Corner for Churchill. Brandon Fernandes takes the shot but goes wide.
75′ Prabir Das with an amazing solo run, surrounded by four Churchill defenders. Das dribbles and shoots, goes wide. Katsumi picks the ball up and tries to shoot but the refree calls for offside.
73′ Duffy with a threatning run. The Churchill keeper comes out of the box and tackles the ball.
72′ Keenan goes out for bleeding from his head. Captain fantastic. Surabuddin Mollick comes on for skipper Keenan Almeida.
69′ Substitution for Mohun Bagan Pronay Halder in Balwant Singh out.
67′ Substitution for Churchill A.Fernandes out A.Colaco in.
66′ Subs for Mohun Bagan Kean Lewis out Prabir Das in.
63′ Subhasish is awarded a red card by the referee for his foul on Churchill’s S.Fernandes.
62′ Duffy with another cross but is intercepted by Keenan. The Churchill captain heads it up forward.
60′ Katsumi gets a pas from Balwant and runs towards the goal and passes it back to Balwant. Balwant dives and shoots but the ball goes out for one inches.
59′ Balwant is brought down by Churchill’s S.Fernandes. Referee indicates for a foul.
57′ Balwant gets a pass from Souvik and passes it down to Duffy. Duffy dribbles and passes it to Katsumi. Katsumi shoots but the shot is saved.
56′ Anas tries to clear the ball but Churchill’s S.Fernandes appeals to the linesman. Linesman indicates that the ball is out.
54′ Subhasish is being shown a YELLOW card for his foul on Churchill’s S.Fernandes.
53′ Balwant dribbles around Churchill defenders and passes it to the wings to Katsumi. Katsumi receives and crosses the ball but is again misjudged. The ball goes wide.
51″ Adil Khan moves to clear the ball but Duffy intercepts. Both collies and goes down as the result.
50′ Souvik Chakraborty with an impressive run. But is marked by Churchill captain Keenan. The ball goes out once again.
49′ Subhasish with a throw in. The ball goes to Balwant Singh and then towards Sehnaj. Sehnaj shoots the ball but is misjudged again. The ball goes out.
48′ Katsumi with another aerial ball to Pritam Kotal but is misjudged. The ball goes out.
47′ S.Singh with a through ball to S.Fernandes but Anas intercepts the ball and passes forward.
46′ Welcome back we are back underway in the second half.
Bagan have been the dominant side and deserve their lead. Duffy has been a threat uptop and the Mariners could have had more. Churchill have tried to stay organized and compact and deny the opposition space in midfield. They haven’t penetrated much. Brandon Fernandes has been lively though and whilst its 1-0 they are well in the game. Back in a while.
45+2′ There goes the whistle for the break. The hosts have a narrow lead.
45+1′ We go into two minutes of added time.
44′ Duffy tries to play a through ball to Balwant but is again intercepted by Churchill’s Rowlinson.
43″ Sehnaz Singh with a yellow card.
41′ Kingslee to A.Fernandes. Fernandes passes it to Satish Singh. Satish Singh crosses it to Miranda. Miranda runs down the wing while Kingshuk Debnath is marking him. Captain Katsumi comes tracking back and sends the ball out.
40′ Duffy with a run down the flanks while Keenan is marking him. Duffy crosses but the cross is intercepted by Adil Khan.
39′ Mohun Bagan’s Kingshuk Debnath tries another aerial ball but misjudes. The ball goes straight to Churchill’s Keenan.
37′ Pritam Kotal picks up another long ball and passes to Katsumi. Katsumi dribbles and passes it again to Kotal. Rowlinson intercepts and the ball goes out.
34′ Duffy picks up a deflective shot and shoots again. The Churchill keeper reacts quickly and saves the shot.
33′ Keenan marking Balwant very well. The Mohun Bagan forward tries to pick up a pass from the wings but is intercepted.
31′ ingslee with an impressive run but is taken down by Anas.
29′ Kingshuk and Anas is playing ones and twos. Anas tries to pass to the skipper Katsumi but is incepted by Churchill.
28′ Goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllll!!!! Pritam crosses to Balwant. Balwant moves up in the position and heads the ball into the net!
26′ Katsumi passes to kingshuk. Kingshuk tries to pass the ball to Duffy but Rowlinson intercepts and sends the ball to Brandon Fernandes.
25′ Clifford Miranda with a impressive run. Shoots the ball but is intercepted by Soumik.
24′ Mohun Bagan’s Duffy with an impressive run but Churchill keeper Priyank comes out and punches it away.
22′ Duffy trying to get in position to gain another long ball but is offside. Priyank takes the goal kick and sends the ball back into the play.
21′ Mohun Bagan captain Katsumi trying to catch a long ball but Churchill keeper Priyank intercepts.Easy catch for the keeper.
18′ Match is stopped. Churchill captain Keenan injured and is being stretchered off after an unintentional elbow in the face from Balwant.
16′ Churchill trying to maintain the pace of the game and tries to raise a counter attack. A.Fernandes tries to run solo within Bagan defense but Bagan skipper Katsumi intercepts and sends the ball back upwards.
14′ Satish Singh with a long ball. Kingshuk intercepts and sends to ball on the other side of the wing.
12′ Katsumi to take a corner kick. The corner goes to Sehnaz but Sehnaz passes the ball back to Katsumi. Wasted.
10′ The crowd is amazing here in the Barasat Stadium.The stadium seems to be painted with home colours. Cheers everywhere.
9′ Brandon Fernandes with a free kick but the kick goes straight to Churchill goalkeeper Priyank. Easy save for the away keeper.
7′ Duffy and Katsumi pairing up beautifully. Duffy passes to Katsumi. Katsumi with a solo run and passes to Balwant. Balwant with a back hill which goes straight to the wings.
6′ Kingshuk makes another rash attempt on Churchill forward Brandon Fernandes. Fernandes goes down. Referee awards a foul to the goan side.
4′ Balwant goes down after a rash tackle by Churchill Captain Keenan Almeida. The referee call a foul.
3′ Katsumi and Sehnaj tracks bacck as Churchill’s Brandon Fernandes threats the Mohun bagan defence with a overlapping run.
1′ We have a kick off here between Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers.
07:05pm The players out to a great atmosphere.
07:00pm We are minutes away from kickoff. Stay tuned.
06:50pm Churchill are the only Goan team in the league this season and return to the top flight after the best part of three years.
06:45pm Churchill Brothers: Priyant Singh(GK); Satish Singh, Rowilson Rodrigues, Adil Khan, Keenan Almeida; Brandon Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Surchandra Singh, Aniston Fernandes, Clifford Miranda; Kingslee Fernandes.
Substitutes: Naveen Kumar; Meldon D’Silva, Denzil Franco, Anthony De Souza, Surabuddin Mollick, Angelo Colaco, Banpynkhrawnam Nongkhlaw.
06:42pm Mohun Bagan: Debjit Majumder(GK); Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Kinshuk Debnath, Subhasish Bose; Souvik Chakraborti, Sehnaj Singh, Katsumi Yusa; Balwant Singh, Darryl Duffy, Kean Lewis.
Substitutes: Shilton Paul; Prabir Das, Raju Gaikwad; Robinson Singh, Pronay Halder, Bikramjit Singh; Jeje Lalpekhlua.
06:40pm The Lineups are in
06:30pm Hello and welcome to the I-League game between Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers. This is your host Sourav Neogi live from Barasat Stadium.
Pictures Via I-League Media