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September 21, 2013 4:00 PM IST
Duler Stadium — Mapusa
Referee:‬ P. Banerji‎
 
 
Darryl Duffy 41′

Churchill Brothers SC 0-1 Salgaocar FC: Defending champions suffer early blow

A goal in the first half was enough for Derrick Pereira's side to register three points against their much fancied opponents...

By Anselm Noronha

Churchill Brothers SC vs Salgaocar FC, I-League
AIFF Media
Darryl Duffy's goal in the first half proved to be the difference between the two sides as Salgaocar FC handed Churchill Brothers SC a 1-0 opening day defeat in the I-League 2013-14 season.

The Red Machines tested the Salgaocar custodian just once in the game and that only highlights how poor they were and it was, only thanks to the wastefulness of Salgaocar players that the scoreline remained 1-0.

Mariano Dias started with two of their foreign players, Hameed Adesope and Hugo Machado, in the Churchill starting eleven. Jaison Valles and Bineesh Balan started upfront for the defending champions.

Derrick Pereira meanwhile handed debuts to Claude Gnakpa and Darryl Duffy to lead their attack with Clifton Dias and Francis Fernandes supporting the two frontmen.

It took a while for the two sides to get going and the first opportunity coming only in the 11th minute when Francis played a wide to the left of Duffy, who returned the ball for the former whose short went above the bar.

Three minutes later, Churchill had a chance of their own from a cornerkick by Alesh Sawant. Adesope headed it back in play which saw Balan miss an attempt to volley despite being in an unmarked position.

Just before the half hour mark, Clifton’s pass released Duffy which saw Arindam Bhattacharya come off his line to block the striker’s attempt. He was called into action again to tip Chika Wali’s bicycle-kick over.

Dias' men survived a scare in the 37th minute as Gilbert Oliveira sent a pinpoint cross to Duffy, who was unmarked inside the box, but the latter failed to connect which allowed the Churchill fans to heave a sigh of relief.

Arindam was the guilty party for the opening goal when he spilled the ball off a Clifton Dias cross with Duffy in the right place to pounce on the remains and make it 1-0 for Salgaocar in the 41st minute.

Duffy missed several chances and could have scored a hat-trick had he been more clinical in front of goal. A cross from Francis from the right in front of the Churchill goalmouth saw the Scot head it embarrassingly wide.

The first real save by Salgaocar goalkeeper Karanjit Singh was in the 62nd minute from a low shot on target by Lenny Rodrigues.

Karma Tsewang should have really put the game to bed as he failed to tap in from handshaking distance after Gilbert did well to cross from the left with about 10 minutes left on the clock.

It was certainly a poor start from Churchill Brothers as they need to up their performance by several notches if they hope to retain their title. Salgaocar FC had a good game but Derrick would have been far more pleased had his attacking players taken the chances that came their way.


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Churchill Brothers SC

27
 - 
18
 - 
25
Hameed Adesope
Defender
 - 
29
Satish Singh
Defender
 - 
13
 - 
15
Anthony Barbosa
Midfielder
 - 
21
Alesh Sawant
Midfielder
65′
 - 
10
Hugo Machado
Midfielder
29′
 - 
24
Lenny Rodrigues
Midfielder
91′
 - 
22
Jaison Vales
Midfielder
75′
 - 
35
Bineesh Balan
Striker
 - 

Salgaocar F.C.

 - 
1
Karanjit Singh
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
18
 - 
4
Chika Wali
Defender
36′ 36′
 - 
19
 - 
29
Clifton Dias
Midfielder
78′
 - 
30
 - 
37
 - 
25
Rocus Lamare
Midfielder
 - 
23
Rahul Kumar
Defender
83′
 - 
7

Substitutes

1
Lalit Thapa
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
3
 - 
33
Richard Costa
Midfielder
29′
 - 
16
Amandeep Singh
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
7
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
34
 - 
14
Karma Tsewang
Midfielder
59′
 - 
36
Rosario Mendes
Midfielder
83′
 - 
26
Randeep Singh
Midfielder
78′
 - 
9

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cornell Glen Cornell Glen
Striker
Shillong Lajong
14 3
Sunil Chhetri Sunil Chhetri
Striker
Bengaluru
13 3
Darryl Duffy Darryl Duffy
Striker
Salgaocar
13 2
Josimar Josimar
Striker
Mohd Sp
13 1
Ranti Martins Ranti Martins
Striker
Rangdajied
12 0