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I-League 2017 Fulltime: Churchill brothers Vs Mohun Bagan

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                        2-1

 

What drama. Wolfe and Lyngdoh made the most of some sloppy Bagan defending to seal a memorrable comeback win. There was ofcourse the power outage which meant play was held up for more than 40 minutes in the second half. Bagan have two games in hand over the others at the top but this is a big result in the context of the title race.  The hosts now have two wins in two under new manager Derrick Pereira. We would like to thank you for bearing with us through all the delays and hope we made it worthwhile. Goodnight from Goa.

90+5' Duffy picks up a yellow as the referee blows for fulltime and this game is all done.

90+4' Substitution Churchill Kromah off Mollick on.

90+3' Yusa fouls Brandon and concedes a free-kick that should be that.

90+2' Sehnaj with a foul Brandon. Churchill free-kick. They take it short as Bagan press and clear.

90+1' We are into five minutes of added time.

90' Balwant gets the ball in the Churchill box and his flick on is cleared by Keenan.

88' Ferreira with a block on the run of Costa. The counter cleared by Rowilson.

85' Rowilson and Kromah are down. The game will still be on for a while as Balwant tried to head to Duffy in the Churchill box

84' Churchill on the counter but Ferreira snicks the ball from Wolfe at the edge of the box.

82' 40 minutes after the outage we are back on.

The  officials and Churchill seem keen to rsume while Bagan are still not happy with the lights.

The game is going to resume as the players get back on to the pitch. Churchill are currently leading 2-1
 
Some good news. The lights on the other side of the stadium are coming on!
 
Lights seem to be coming on in the same side of the stadium again. A maximum of 30 minutes wait to decide whether tha game will continue or not is the word coming in now

We have been with no or partial power for the best part of 15 minutes now.

All the lights are out again.

Lights on one side of the ground have come on completely but still we wait.
 
One side of the stadium lights are coming on but will these be enough to get the game back on? Well, the officials are having a discussion on the sidelines.

The stadium generator has gone short and there are attempts being made to get the lights back on.

The lights are back on in the press box but no floodlights yet.

The stadium clocki is tiicking on but there is no play but hopefully we can resume soon.

81' If you thought the evening couldn't get anymore interesting the lights have gone out here at Tilak.

79' Substitution Bagan Bikramjit off Sehnaj on.

77' Substitution Bagan Prabir off Souvik on.

75' Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal Churchill. The comeback is complete. Brandon's cross into the box and with Bose static Lyngdoh comes in around the back and ticks it in.

73' Prabir lunges in on Seriton and gets a yellow.

72' Substitution Bagan Jeje off Balwant on. Corner comes in for Chiurchill. Its headed away and Lyngdoh's first time shot is wide.

69' Ball crossed into the box and Brandon's header goes over.

67' Brandon's shot is well blocked by a white shirt.

65' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL Churchill. Seriton intercepts in midfield  and sends a lobbed pass to Wolfe. Fereira and Anas are ball-watching. Wolfe controls and smashes it in.

64' Ball played into the box by Churchill cleared by Yusa.

61' Lovely control and shot by Jeje that produces a good save from Naveen Kumar.

57' Churchill creating the odd chance but no sustained spell of posession yet.

54' Wolfe with a driving run and shot which is splendidly tipped wide by Debjit. The ssubsequent corner is cleared.

52' Bagan still the better team in the second half.

49' Yusa foul and Bagan get a free-kick just outside the box which is taken by Norde and cleared.

46' Back on in the second half.

Churchill started the better but couldn't create any clear opportunities in that phase. Bagan came back into the game amd took the lead through Prabir. Then Rowilson's header was cleared off the line and Brandon's free-kick was well parried by Debjit. The Maariners haven't been spectacular but are on course to extend their unbeaten run. Back in a bit.

45+3' There goes the whistle for halftie.

45+1' We are into two minutes of added time.

43' Yusa gives the away the ball in his own final third but Fereira wins it back.

42' Duffy and Norde link up nicely before the the former curls one over.

39' Yusa fouls Lyngdoh and gets a yellow. Churchill have a free-kick centrally just outside the box. Brandon take it and Debjit has to parry a dipping drive. The Bagan defenders follow in and clear.

37' Bagan are comfortable although neither team is playing with enough intensity at the moment.

34' Churchill corner and Rowilson's header is cleared off the line.

31' Past the hour mark and Churchill have faded a bit after that good start.

27' Brandon with a good cross which Bagan clear.

24' Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaal Bagan. Bose to Norde who picks out Prabir with a love cross and he heads in with some style.

22' Good move by Bagan but Duffy can't get his shot away.

20' Bagan corner is way too deep and goes out for a throw-in on the other flank.

19' Nothing comes off the subsequent corner.

18' Ball down the line plays in Diuffy who takes some touches and produces a save from the keeper.

16' A cross in from the left fllicked on by Jeje to the overlapping Prabir whose shot is straight at the keeper.

14' Prabir with a nice run down the left but with Duffy making a dash into the box he overhits the cross.

10' Norde studs up straight in the midrift of Lyngdoh but it was unintentional and the referee let's it go.

7' Bagan just starting to get into the game after the breezey start by Churchill.

5' Bose fouls Lyngdoh and concedes a free-kick which is clipped into the box and cleared.

3' Another cross into the box by Churchill and Bagan clear.

1' We have kickoff here in Goa. Early cross into the box cleared for a Churchill corner but nothing comes off it.

07:00pm The teams are out and this one promises to be a good one.

06:51pm Mohun Bagan: Bikramjit, Duffy, Yusa, Jeje, Ferreira, Norde, Bose, Kotal, Majumder (GK), Das, Edathodika.

Substitutes: Goloui, Sourav, Balwant, Paul (GK), Souvik, Bikramjit, Sehnaj

06:45pm Churchill Bothers XI: Kromah, Rodrigues, Almeida, Khan, Seriton, Wolfe, Brandon, Bektur, Chesterpaul, Naveen (GK), Richard Costa.

Substitutes: Priyant (GK), D'Silva, Surchandra, Sona, Nicholas, Mollick, Kingslee.

06:40pm Let's get those teams in.

06:30 pm: Hello and welcome to the I-League game between Churchill Brothers vs Mohun Bagan. This is your host Sourav Neogi from Goa.

 

Published: Sat Mar 04, 2017 09:55 PM IST

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