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  • 20 April 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal

Pailan Arrows - Salgaocar FC Preview: Arthur Papas' side aim to climb up the ladder

Pailan Arrows - Salgaocar FC Preview: Arthur Papas' side aim to climb up the ladder

Anselm Noronha

The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental side will look to consolidate further and end their season on a high...


Avinabo, Vishal, Shouvik, Kotal;
Sarkar, Ganeshan, Doungel, Milan;
Alwyn, Narzary

Nicolau, Luciano, Augustin, Cardozo;
Randeep, Francis, Lamare, Anthony;
Josimar, Obatola

Although Arthur Papas won't be present on the technical bench for the Arrows on Saturday having gone due to personal reasons, the Australian has done his fair best in moulding the youngsters into top quality players, some of whom are reportedly ready to take on a fresh or bigger challenge next season.

Pailan Arrows, currently 11th in the standings with 23 points, have the opportunity to displace 10th placed Shillong Lajong FC but only if the Indian side manage to beat Salgaocar FC in their round 25 match of the I-League.

Salgaocar were held to a 0-0 draw by the Arrows in the return leg

The visitors have turned their fortunes from fighting relegation to being seventh on the table. Credit must be given to David Booth for turning their season around with some shrewd signings in the January transfer window.

With the Goan club not keen on signing an extension with the Englishman, it is reported that the experienced coach has already left the country. On paper, Salgaocar are in top form having won three of their last four matches. They thrashed United Sikkim 9-0 and expect them to score at least once in the tie with their strikers hitting a purple patch.


Pailan Arrows: Defender Deepak Devrani is suspended for the tie, Narayan Das and Simranjit Singh are completing their academical examinations, while Prabir Das has been ruled out due to medical reasons.

Salgaocar FC: Assistant coach Peter Vales has confirmed that he will not look to make changes in the line-up which started against Sikkim in their last game, while midfielder John Wilkinson is suffering from a minor injury.

  • Pailan Arrows have not managed to beat Salgaocar FC in the last five encounters.
  • Pailan Arrows is the only side among the 14 teams competing in the I-League to have a relegation freeze.
  • Salgaocar FC head coach David Booth (pictured) is believed to have left the club after learning that his contract would not be renewed.

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I-League ‎(I-L)‎ 20-Apr-2013 Pailan Arrows F.C. 1 - Salgaocar F.C. 2
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I-League ‎(I-L)‎ 28-Oct-2012 Salgaocar F.C. 0 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 0
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I-League ‎(I-L)‎ 02-Feb-2012 Pailan Arrows F.C. 0 - Salgaocar F.C. 0
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I-League ‎(I-L)‎ 28-Oct-2011 Salgaocar F.C. 4 - Pailan Arrows F.C. 0
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India - Federation Cup ‎(INDF)‎ 22-Sep-2011 Pailan Arrows F.C. 0 - Salgaocar F.C. 3
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3R.Vishal KumarDefender
26Shouvik GhoshDefender
12Pritam KotalDefender
30Sonu BeniwalDefender
8Ongnam Milan SinghMidfielder
19Tirthankar SarkarMidfielder
27Shaiju MonMidfielder
43Pronay HalderMidfielder
39Alwyn GeorgeStriker
21Seminlen DoungelStriker
29Shayan Roy Goalkeeper
6Avinabo BagDefender
24Rajinder KumarDefender
20Yumnam Chingkhei MeitiDefender
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41Holicharan NarzaryStriker
12Sumit PassiStriker
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3Augustin FernandesDefender
19Nicolau Colaco Defender
17Luciano SabrosaDefender
2Fulganco CardozoDefender
25Rocus LamareMidfielder
26Randeep SinghMidfielder
30Francis FernandesMidfielder
8Milagres GonsalvesDefender
14G. ObatolaStriker
22Vinay SinghGoalkeeper
15Collin AbranchesDefender
23Rahul KumarDefender
31John WilkinsonMidfielder
36Rosario MendesDefender
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