ONGC FC - United Sikkim FC Preview: Can Nathan Hall register his first win?
In a bottom of the table clash, the north eastern outfit travel to the national capital to take on an ONGC side who are high on confidence after tasting a win in the last round...
By Anselm Noronha
Minz, Gurung, Odeola, Gawas;
Brown, Sangha, Katsumi, Joel;
UNITED SIKKIM FC
Safar, Anwar, Farid, Das;
Attivi, Ansari, Rodriguez, Thupden;
With ONGC FC making their way out of the drop zone for now, it looks as if Santosh Kashyap has his ship sailing in the right direction towards their season end target to finish seventh on the table.
The former Air India and Mohun Bagan coach got off to a point against Salgaocar FC in his first match in charge before registering ONGC's second win of the campaign in their last match against Shillong Lajong FC.
|Can Santosh Kakhyap be outsmarted by Nathan Hall?|
United Sikkim FC, on the other hand, are not enjoying the same kind of rhythm although they have lost only once among their last five matches played (W0, D4, L1).
Nathan Hall's initial matches with the north-eastern outfit also started with draws against Pune FC, Air India, Churchill Brothers SC and Shillong Lajong FC before breaking down to Mumbai FC in their last fixture.
ONGC FC: Eric Brown has a slight niggle but will be available for Kashyap's first 11 selection while injured Keniston C is set to miss the match.
United Sikkim FC: A similar line-up that started against Mumbai FC can be expected for Saturday's clash against ONGC FC.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- ONGC FC's first win in this season was when they beat Dempo SC 3-1.
- United Sikkim FC's Nathan Hall, 27, is the youngest to coach an I-League outfit.
- In the two encounters between the two sides, United Sikkim FC have beaten ONGC FC on both occasions.
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Top 3 Predictions
ONGC F.C. 0-2 United Sikkim F.C.
- 25 %
ONGC F.C. 3-0 United Sikkim F.C.
- 12.5 %
ONGC F.C. 8-0 United Sikkim F.C.
- 12.5 %
|I-League (I-L)||10-Feb-2013||United Sikkim F.C. 0 - ONGC F.C. 1|
|I-League (I-L)||29-Dec-2012||ONGC F.C. 1 - United Sikkim F.C. 1|
|India - I-League Division 2 (IND2)||11-Apr-2012||United Sikkim F.C. 2 - ONGC F.C. 1|
|India - I-League Division 2 (IND2)||12-Mar-2012||United Sikkim F.C. 4 - ONGC F.C. 2|
|11-May-2013||United Sports Club 3 - ONGC F.C. 1||I-L|
|20-Apr-2013||ONGC F.C. 1 - Mumbai FC 1||I-L|
|14-Apr-2013||ONGC F.C. 0 - Pune FC 1||I-L|
|07-Apr-2013||Shillong Lajong FC 1 - ONGC F.C. 1||I-L|
|28-Mar-2013||Sporting Clube de Goa 1 - ONGC F.C. 1||I-L|