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  • 28 November 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • Duler Stadium, Mapusa

Live Commentary

  • Arindam Bhattacharya is named as the "most valuable player"
  • And it's full time. What a finish....right at the death. Defending champions Churchill Brothers get their first win in 10 matches
  • 90' + 5'
    Yellow Card Jaison Vales
  • 90' + 5'
    Goal Jaison Vales
    GOOAAALLL!!!! Churchill substitute Jaison Valles chested the ball in off a cross by Anthony Pereira who was played through on the right wing by Yasser Shahen
  • 90' + 3'
    We are in added time. Will there be a winner?
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionBalwant Singh Jaison Vales
  • 90'
    Is this going to be yet another heart-break for Churchill?
  • 89'
    Goal Pratesh Shirodkar
    GOAALLL!!!! Pratesh Shirodkar converts his chance from the inside the box after being set-up by a delightful through-ball by substitute Mauvin Borges
  • 86'
    Yellow Card Y. Raju
  • 86'
    CLOSE!!!! Gonzalo's header off Shirodkar's free-kick that falls in the path of both Karpeh and Victorino, who however were flagged off-side
  • 84'
    SubstitutionJovel Martins Mauvin Borges
  • 84'
    Kalu shoots wide down the other end
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Jovel Martins
  • 83'
    Shabana shoots wide from distance
  • 82'
    Another good check by Franco to prevent Kalu from receiving a cross put in by Shirodkar
  • 80'
    Good piece of defending by Churchill right-back Denzil Franco to check the run of Karpeh who was vying to receive a long cross by Garcia
  • 78'
    Karpeh shoots wide!
  • 77'
    SubstitutionBineesh Balan Anthony Pereira
  • 77'
    Balan has to be sacrificed due to injury
  • 76'
    Sporting striker Boima Karpeh is getting into good areas quite often but is over-smarted by the opponent's defense
  • 74'
    Churchill's Lenny hits the side netting on the left after receving a pass by Yumnam
  • 71'
    CLOSE!!! Churchill Brothers on the counter and Al Sebai shoots across the face of the goal from close to the right post
  • 70'
    SAVE!!! Another Sporting attack sees Jovel Martins pass release Karpeh in a one-on-one situation with Arindam, but the Churchill goalkeeper pulls of a good save
  • 69'
    Karpeh with a back-heel kick in the Churchill box, but none of his team-mates to receive the pass
  • 68'
    Garcia finds Kalu in the Churchill box, but the latter is unable to control the ball as a defender clears the same
  • 67'
    Shabana and Kalu clash again as the two go for the ball
  • 66'
    Shabana is back on the pitch and he looks okay as play resumes
  • 64'
    Ouch!!! That must have hurt....Shabana runs into the follow-through of Kalu's boot after the Nigerian cleared the ball with an overhead kick
  • 63'
    Karpeh is spotted having a quick chat with Al Sebai...any guesses what he's saying to the Churchill defender?
  • 62'
    SubstitutionRowllin Borges Victorino Fernandes
  • 60'
    CLOSE!!!! Garcia's short corner from the left was crossed in by Jovel and Garcia side-tapped over from just outside the six yards area
  • 57'
    Karpeh flicks a Jovel Martins throw-in to Arindam
  • 54'
    CLOSE!!! Karpeh manages to find his way inside the opponent's box on the left and tries to find a team-mate, but Ravanan clears away the danger
  • 52'
    Shahen is ruled off-side for the second time in the second half
  • 50'
    Karpeh complaining of time-wasting while Shabana's free-kick goes straight to Ravi Kumar
  • 48'
    Some good passing going on between Shahen, Balwant and Denzil on the right side but the Sporting back-line is alert enough
  • 46'
    SubstitutionCajetan Fernandes Joyner Lourenco
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAlesh Sawant Bineesh Balan
  • 46'
    Second half resumes
  • HALF-TIME: Churchill Brothers SC 2-1 Sporting Clube de Goa
  • 45' + 3'
    Karpeh limps back on the pitch after receiving some treatment
  • 45'
    Three minutes added time shown as Sporting avert the corner
  • 45'
    Karpeh is lifted out on a stretcher while Churchill Brothers have a corner
  • 43'
    Referee brings down Karpeh. Something that you don't see everyday
  • 40'
    CLOSE!!!! Shabana moved in between Keenan and Gonzalo, but was denied by Ravi Kumar in a one-on-one situtation before Sporting defender Mathew Gonsalves got rid of the rebound
  • 37'
    Goal Balwant Singh
    GOOAALLL!!!! Yasser Shahen lays off the ball for Balwant who shot past Ravi Kumar, although the Sporting goalkeeper got a touch to it, after the cross was sent in by Alesh Sawant. 2-1
  • 36'
    CLOSE!!! Shabana puts it in on his second attempt and Balwant heads wide again.
  • 36'
    Second corner of the match earned by Shabana
  • 34'
    An easy take for Arindam from Shirodkar's shot after punching away Cajetan's corner
  • 33'
    First corner of the match as Denzil heads Shirodkar's cross wide
  • 31'
    Some good combination by Cajetan and Shirodkar until Ravanan interferes and forces a goalkick for his side
  • 29'
    CLOSE!!! Denzil Franco almost found the target on the far side from the right after receiving a pass by Shabana
  • 28'
    Play resumes
  • 26'
    Kalu stays down after being tackled
  • 26'
    Shabana stopped in his tracks by Cajetan Fernandes as Sporting try to hit on the counter
  • 25'
    A good cross in by Pratesh Shirodkar, although Rowllin Borges and Boima Karpeh are unable to create enough space to get a shot away, while Shirodkar follows up with a weak shot at goal
  • 22'
    Churchill Brothers looks a much better side with the inclusion of their new recruits today. Except for conceding that quick equaliser!
  • 20'
    WIDE!!! Balwant Singh's flying header goes wide off the far post from Denzil Franco's cross from the right
  • 19'
    Lenny shoots straight into Sporting goalkeeper Ravi Kumar
  • 17'
    A lot of interceptions being seen in the center of the pitch in the past couple of exchanges
  • 14'
    CHANCE!!!! A nice long cross from Garcia that Kalu chested down and played to Cajetan Fernandes, who wasted the opportunity by literally passing the ball to the Churchill defense instead of having a go at goal
  • 13'
    Most the moves happening in the midfield at the moment
  • 12'
    Arturo Garcia is playing in a fallen back position today
  • 10'
    Sporting are moving the ball a bit more comfortably than their Goan rivals who are working hard too
  • 7'
    SHABANA!!! hits the side netting on the right this time
  • 6'
    So Churchill Brothers are back to square one
  • 5'
    Goal Boima Karpeh
    GOAAALLL!!! Equaliser! A similar kind of goal on the opposite side. Keenan Almeida's cross is directed at the back of Arindam Bhattacharya's nets by Boima Karpeh
  • 3'
    This is what Churchill has been waiting for and probably might get his first win if they continue in this fashion.
  • 2'
    Goal Abdelhamid Shabana
    GOAAALLL!!! An opener in the very first move. Balwant Singh finds Abdelhamid Shabana on his left and the Egyptian midfielder finds the back of the net
  • 1'
  • Sporting Goa subs: Victorino, Muvin Borges, Rojen, Rovan, Velito Cruz, Sourav (gk), Joyner
  • Churchill subs: Thapa (gk), Balmuchu, Jaison, Anthony Pereira, Satish, Richard Costa, Balan
  • Sporting Clube de Goa XI: Ravi (gk), Mathew (c), Keenan, Gonzalo, Kalu, Garcia, Jovel, Shirodkar, Cajetan, Rowllin, Karpeh
  • Churchill Brothers XI: Al Sebai, Shahen, Denzil, Ravanan (c), Shabana, Balwant, Thangjam, Sawant, Lenny, Yumnam, Arindam (gk)
  • Here are the line-ups
  • I am Anselm Noronha, reporting Live from Mapusa
  • Sporting Goa also played an away 0-0 draw to Bengaluru FC and for now it is understood that Flaming Oranje striker Dawson Fernandes is still nursing an injury and Boima Karpeh would hope to find his scoring boots. Midfielders Stephene Barreto, Joseph Pereira and Mackroy Peixoto are doubtful starters.
  • On the team news front, we know that Churchill will be without the services of midfielder Micky Fernandes who picked his fourth yellow card in the previous fixture againt Mohammedan Sporting which finished goalless
  • Sporting Clube de Goa have meanwhile been playing a good brand of possession based football game this season under Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon Barreras.
  • The Red Machines have parted ways with their foreign players and have roped in Syrian duo of Yaser Shahen (striker), Naser Al Sebai (defender) and a Egyptian midfielder Abdelhamid Shabana. They will pin their hopes on the new Asian signings to start delivering good performances right from the onset as the club is in dire state.
  • Churchill Brothers are still looking for that elusive win as the reigning champions find themselves at the bottom of the table
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