Churchill Brothers FC Goa won the 19th match of the I-League by 2-0 against Sudeva Delhi FC on Monday at Mohun Bagan Ground.
Churchill Brothers are unbeaten in their last four fixtures they have collected 10 points. They are four points ahead of the second-placed TRAU.
Whereas Sudeva Delhi debut season in I-League is not going well. They have won a single game of their 4 fixtures.
Churchill Brothers FC Goa 2-0 Sudeva Delhi FC Team News:
Churchill Brothers came up with two changes and also changed their formation from their victory against RoundGlass Punjab. Clencio Pinto and Vikas make way for Kingslee Fernandess and Keenan Almeida. Fernando Andreas Santiago Valera used a 4-4-2 formation for the match.
While Sudeva Delhi head coach Chencho Dorji makes three changes and went with the same 3-4-2 formation. In come Lovepreet Singh (GK), Nganbam Naocha Singh, and Ansh Gupta. Out go Rakshit Dagar (GK), Pintu Mahata, and Lunkim Seigoulun Khonsai.
Churchill Brothers FC Goa 2-0 Sudeva Delhi FC Match Analysis:
The I-League debutant had a golden opportunity when they received a free kick in the 4th minute ahead of the half-circle. Kean Lewis went on to take the freekick, he sends the ball into the box for Sairuatkim. However, Sairuatkim header missed the post.
In the 17th minute, Richard Costa delivered a through ball for Clayvin Zuniga, but the ball was overhit and saved by the goalkeeper who came out to collect.
Although the Red Machines had numerous chances to take the lead in the starting minutes but did not capitalize.
Finally, The Red Machines took the lead in the 20th minute which came from a set-piece. Kingslee Fernandes sends the ball from the corner, the ball finds Zuniga inside the post, he brings the ball in control and sets it for Luka Majcen. Majcen successfully sends the ball into the right corner.
Later in the 36th minute, Luka receives the ball from the midfield and runs towards the goal. The opposition goalkeeper came out of the post to clear the ball but Luka manages to hit the ball and finds Bryce Miranda in the post who takes the second goal of the match.
As the match resumes in the second half the Delhi-based team began searching for chances to equalize the score.
Kharpan had a chance to halve their deficit. The forward traversed the defensive line and followed a long ball towards the goal. Though, he attempted to chip the opposition goalkeeper, who had come out to clear the danger but laid his effort wide of the post.
Sudeva Delhi FC attempts were offset by the Red Machines. The final score was in the favor of the Churchill Brothers with a two-goal lead over the Capital team.
Luka Majcen: He scored the first goal for Churchill Brothers adding another goal to his tally. He received the Hero of the Match award.
Bryce Brian Miranda: Bryce had a vital role in the playing XI as his goal helped them to create pressure on the opposition.
Shibinraj Kunniyil: Shibinraj has kept three clean sheets in their 4 fixtures so far.
Churchill Brothers will face TRAU in their next fixture on 29 January (7 p.m) at Kalyani Municipal Stadium. While Sudeva Delhi FC will lock horns with RoundGlass Punjab FC on the same day (2 p.m) at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan stadium.
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