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I-League 2017 Full-Time: Churchill Brothers 1-2 Mumbai FC

Written by: Ravish R Narvekar


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Churchill made all the running in the second half but Kattimani in Mumbai was never really tested. Sawhney fluffed his lines from the penalty spot but atoned in spectacular fashion with a goal in added ttime. Mumbai are flying high with two wins from two while its back to the drawing board for Churchill. Its a very good evening from Goa.

90+5' There goes the whistle for full-time. What a comenback by Mumbai.

90+2' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL  Thoi with a cross from the right and Sawhney with the easiest of finishes from the penalty spot.

90+1' We are into added time.

90' Hanghal with another shot from distance but his accuracy has got worse throughout the game.

88' The match has turned into a midfield scrap  as both teams struggle to keep the ball.

85' Substitution Churchill Surchandra off Colaco on.

82' Pires has gone down with a knock and is getting sometreatment.

81' Churchill corner and a header comes in its over.

79' Adil fouls in the box and the referee points to thye spot. What a feeble effort from Sawhney as Priyant easily saves.

77' A cross into the Churchill box is cleared and falls invitingly to Surchandra on the edge of the box he blazes over.

76' We sytill await a winner.

73' Mumbai cornewr cleared and its Pratesh with a wayward shot from distance.

72' Substitution Mumbai. Dias off Sawhney on.

70' Brandon with a crunching tackle on Kadam. Dias; free-kick is easily cleared.

67' As Mumbai attack Kadam dribbles past one defender on the byline but as he cuts into the box Keean nicks the ball off him.

64' Substitution Mumbai Victoreino off Hitesh on. A Churchill corner gets easily cleared.

63' Nice interplay between Kadam and Thoi oin the edge of the box but the move breaks down.

60' Attempted through ball and Pratik with a vital tackle.

58' Another Churchill attack and as Adil goes down in the box the referee waves play on.

55' Relentless Churchill pressure. With two corners and a free-kick. But, Mumbai survive.

52' Substitution for Churchill Miranda off D'Souza on.

50' Another Churchill cormer and Rowilson with the header wide.

49' Dias with a free-kick and Rowilson with the header clear.

47' Churchill corner and its Rowilson with a header straight at the keeper.

46' We are back on in the second half.

Churchill took an early lead thanks to Brandon's lovely free-kick but since then it has been all Mumbai. Thoi and Hanghal have both had chances with the latter seeing one off his efforts rattling the post. It was Victorino who brought them level with a neat finish. Steben Dias has bossed the midfield. Back in a bit.

45+3' There goes the whistle for the break. All square.

45+1' Dias takes the free-kick and clips it in gets cleared.

45' Miranda witth a high foot goes into the book.

43' Victorino cuts in and creates some space. Shoots from the edge of the box straight at the keeper.

41' Dias with another ctoss cleared by Adil. At the other end Churchill with a cross of their which goes wide.

40' A through ball played into Seriton but his shot is straight at Gomes.

37' Dias with another Mumbai corner which is cleared.

35' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALMumbai are level. A cross comes into the box and Rowilson's weak back header just loops up and Victorino smashes it in.

33' Pires with a shot from distance which is catching practice for Priyant.

30' Mumbai have dominated the game since the hosts scored.

28' Thoi with another good cross but Adil Khan is there to clear.

27' Substitution for Mumbai Farukh off Kadam on.

24' Wolfe not closed down in the final third turns and shoots just wide.

23' This time its thoi bearing down on goal and Priyant  produces a good save.

22; The ball breaks to Victorino in the box but he isn;t expecting it and the shot is weak.

21' Dias clips in a free-kick from the right which is once again headed wide.

20' Mumbai cross cleared for a corner by Rowilson. The corner is taken outside the box and Hanghal comes in with another shot from distance just over.

18' Dias picks out Thoi with a good cross. The midfielder gets in a header but its staight at the keeper.

15' Brandon has gone down clutching his ankle but has limped back up.

14' Churchill with a shot from distance easy catch for Gomes.

12' Keenan playing with a bandaged forehead. Meanwhile, good move from Mumbai results in a shot from from distance by Hanghal that comes back off the bar.

9' Bright and breezy start for Churchill. Mumbai trying to get back into it.

7' Mumbai corner clipped in and easy cleared.

4' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL Brandon takes it and bends one into the net. What a start fthe hosts.

3' Miranda tripped by Pradeep. Free-kick just outside the box.

1' We have kickoff in Goa.

04:35 Anthony Wolfe bolsters Churchill's attack, while Mumbai again start with no foreigners.

04:30 The players are making their way out onto the pitch. Kickoff is next.

04:20pm Mumbai XI: Pratik, Pires,Thoi Singh, Reagan, Victorino, Shirodkar, Farukh, Hanghal, Dias, Kattimani (GK), Lalchhawnkima

Substitutes: Sawhney, Akhtar, Chandrashekar, Kadam, Patil (GK), Lugun

04;15pm Churchill XI: Priyant (GK), Rodrigues, Almeida, Khan, Seriton, Surchandra, Wolfe, Brandon, Miranda, Satish, Kingslee (U22).

Substitutes: D'Silva, Aniston, Lyngdoh, DeSouza, Colaco, Kumar(GK), Banpynkhrawnam.

04:10pm This is their first home game for Churchill this season. it promises to be an interesting one. Line-ups next...

04:00pm Hello and welcome to the I-League game between Churchill Brothers and Mumbai FC. This is your host Ravish Narvekar live from Tilak Maidan.

Pictures Via I-League Media


Published: Sun Jan 15, 2017 06:38 PM IST



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