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  • 17 April 2013
  • • 18:30
  • • Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama, Goa
  • Referee: P. Singh
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  • FULL TIME: Churchill Brothers SC 2-2 Dempo SC
  • 90' + 3'
    SAVE!!! Antchouet's shot blocked by Roychowdhury and the rebound mistimed by Jaison
  • 90' + 3'
    Antchouet flagged off-side
  • 90' + 2'
    Godwin Franco's flag-kick caught in the air by Churchill keeper Nandy
  • 90'
    Three minutes added time
  • 89'
    Antchouet's shot blocked again
  • 87'
    GOAL-LINE SAVE!!! The ball was still in play and Antchouet's header across the face of the goal was headed away just in front of the goal-line by Dempo defender Samir Naik, after a cross was sent in by Churchill substitute Jaison Vales
  • 87'
    SAVE!!! Dempo keeper Roychowdhury blocks a powerful right-footer by Lenny
  • 86'
    Substitution Bineesh Balan Jaison Vales
  • 86'
    All substitutions done with, while the Churchill subs have shown more promise on the pitch
  • 85'
    Substitution Koko Sakibo Joy Ferrao
  • 84'
    Both, Dempo's Sueoka and Churchill's Chhetri still look like their full of energy as both sides seek a winner
  • 81'
    Substitution Anthony Pereira Nicolau Borges
  • 80'
    Antchouet tries to find Arezou..cleared by Samir Naik and a feable shot by Churchill's Gabonese striker goes rolling towards Roychowdhury
  • 78'
    Good play between Chhetri and Arezou...the latter crosses in...but Antchouet's shot is blocked by Samir Naik
  • 77'
    Asley Fernandes' shot...straight to the Dempo keeper
  • 70'
    Substitution Clifford Miranda Joaquim Abranches
  • 69'
    Yellow Card Climax Lawrence
  • 68'
    Yellow Card Samir Naik
  • 67'
    Sueoka falls short of a cross in the area as Dempo aim for a fight-back
  • 64'
    Substitution Sudhakaran Naveen Kumar Satish Singh
  • 64'
    CLOSE!!!! Lenny's shot from the right is sent out by Roychowdhury on the far side
  • 57'
    It's a neck-to-neck affair out here
  • 55'
    No match can get as exciting as this when you're shouting from the stands especially
  • 53'
    Goal Sunil Chhetri
    GOOOAAALLL!!!! It's Chhetri again....his free-kick beats Dempo keeper's outstretched arms towards Roychowdhury's right
  • 52'
    Peter Carvalho was guilty of bringing down Asley Fernandes
  • 51'
    Churchill with another free-kick
  • 48'
    It would be interesting to see who scores first in the second half
  • 46'
    Second half resumes
  • HALF-TIME: Churchill Brothers SC 1-2 Dempo SC
  • 45' + 1'
    Goal Climax Lawrence
    GOOOAAALLL!!! Dempo regain the lead as Koko Sakibo sets up Climax Lawrence inside the Churchill box, and the latter smacks it past Nandy
  • 45' + 1'
    Assist Koko Sakibo
  • 45'
    Two minutes added time
  • 44'
    Goal Sunil Chhetri
    GOOAAALLL!!!! Chhetri places the ball at the back of the net rather easily off the resultant free-kick
  • 43'
    Dempo defender Samir Naik brings down Chhetri just outside the penalty area for a Churchill free-kick
  • 40'
    BALAL AREZOU!!! moves around the left wing and shoots...but wide!
  • 38'
    It's hard to say which is the better team today, as Churchill and Dempo are sweating it out
  • 36'
    SAVE!!! Chhetri's shot from the edge of the box, after being squared by Balan, thwarted out by Dempo custodian Roychowdhury
  • 32'
    CLOSE!!! Dempo's Peter Carvalho clears the ball in the air against an onrushing Arezou, as Antchout charges in an innovative shot wide
  • 30'
    Lenny's shot blocked by Godwin, who almost instantly gave it back to the red shirts, saved by an alert Peter Carvalho however
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Anthony Pereira
  • 27'
    OHH!!! Denzil's failure to effect a clean clearance could have had his side in trouble if it wasn't for a cover-up by his team-mate Tamba against the run of Sakibo
  • 26'
    Churchill meanwhile need to keept he pressure on East Bengal in the title race, also having to play a double-tie against Mohun Bagan among their remaining fixtures
  • 25'
    It's a steap task for Dempo to climb up to to the third spot, but they can regain the fourth place if they win this match
  • 23'
    Churchill Technical Director Subhash Bhowmick forced to make the early change after Steven Dias injured himself by kicking the bench
  • 22'
    Substitution Steven Dias Balal Arezou
  • 21'
    Miranda's cross for Sakibo, but Tamba cuts it out
  • 19'
    Sueoka's cross drops into Nandy's lap
  • 18'
    Dempo also seem to be cutting out almost all of Churchill's forward arrays in their own half
  • 16'
    Dempo look like an all new side as compared to the one we saw in the last match...the passing seems to be going right
  • 15'
    SAVE!! Sakibo moves ahead fluently and releases the goalscorer on his left, but Churchill keeper Sandip Nandy charges out of his line to block Sueoka's shot on target
  • 12'
    Goal Ryuji Sueoka
    GOOAAALLL!!! Debabrata overlaps on the left wing and picks out Ryuji Sueoka, who was unmarked across the face of the goal, as the Dempo man headed home gloriously
  • 12'
    Assist Debabrata Roy
  • 9'
    Chhetri and Antchouet seem to be marked well for the moment
  • 8'
    Balan shoots from distance
  • 5'
    It's a quick game on the cards today from both sides as the two Goan teams battle for possession
  • 3'
    CLOSE!!! Balan's header off a Steven Dias cross is tipped above the bar by Dempo keeper Subhasish Roychowdhury
  • 2'
    Yellow Card Peter Carvalho
  • 2'
    Churchill free-kick as Carvalho fouls Denzil
  • 1'
    And we're underway...Dempo in white from right to left
  • TEAM NEWS

    Churchill Brothers SC: Nandy (gk), Denzil, Ravanan (c), Tamba, Naveen, Steven, Lenny, Asley, Balan, Chhetri, Antchouet

    Churchill Brothers Subs - Thapa (gk), Satish, Yumnam, Balmuchu, Biswajit, Jaison, Arezou

    Dempo SC: Subhasish (gk), Debabrata, Carvalho, Selwyn, Samir, Miranda (c), Climax, Anthony, Sakibo, Sueoka

    Dempo SC Subs - Kattimani (gk), Borges, Shallum, Menyongar, Romeo, Joy, Abranches
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  • Churchill Brothers can take a huge step in their quest towards becoming the I-League champions of the 2012-13 season if they defeat Armando Colaco's Dempo. The Red Machine are on the back of a 1-0 loss to Warriors FC in the Asian Confederations Cup (AFC) Cup and will look to avoid an extension of that in the I-League.
  • FACTs & STATs:

    • Churchill Brothers have won only one of their last five encounters with Dempo SC
    • Churchill Brothers are one among two sides in the I-League who have conceded less than 20 goals this season with 19 goals. East Bengal is the other team to have been breached only 15 times this season. 
    • In the nine home games that Churchill Brothers have played this season they have lost only once while Dempo SC have lost three of their six home games. 
  • Dempo head coach Armando Colaco is also believed to be absent from the technical area, assistant Mauricio Afonso hence taking over
  • Star midfielder Beto is still out injured and Churchill Brothers head coach Mariano Dias being in Germany, the club's technical director will take over the bench
  • Can the Red Machine take one step closer to the title?

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