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  • 17 November 2012
  • • 17:30
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa

Live Commentary

  • FT: Churchill 0-3 East Bengal
  • 90' + 5'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOAALLL!!! A counter from East Bengal saw a defensive lapse on the part of Churchill player Gurtej Singh while Chidi had the easy walk to score his second of the match
  • 90' + 3'
    Almost a spill by Gurpreet, who recovered in time
  • 90' + 1'
    Moghrabi's cross blocked by Okpara
  • 90'
    Five minutes added time
  • 89'
    Ajay Singh to Henri, back to Ajay who shoots wide
  • 85'
    Denzil Franco's long ball straight in the hands of Gurpreet
  • 82'
    What a chance for Ajay Singh... The Churchill striker should have taken it on the volley after receiving a lob from Bilal
  • 81'
    SubstitutionTomba Singh Gurtej Singh
  • 79'
    Can Churchill get back from this?
  • 77'
    Goal Manandeep Singh
    GOOOALLL!!!! The simplest of passes in the midfield by Penn Orji to Manandeep Singh saw the latter move a couple of yard to his left before unleashing a powerful left-footer past Sandip Nandy
  • 77'
    Assist Penn Orji
  • 74'
    Quite some stoppages in the match in the second half by East Bengal
  • 71'
    SubstitutionRoberto Mendes Da Silva H. Antchouet
  • 71'
    Ajay Singh to Moghrabi... wide
  • 69'
    One can expect a tough end to this match
  • 66'
    Penn releases Chidi from the left, but the East Bengal striker clearly dived prematurely before clashing with an onrushing and brave Sandip Nandy to make the save
  • 64'
    Shots on goal: Churchill 4, East Bengal 3
  • 63'
    CLOSE!!!! Moghrabi's header a shade above the parrallel bar after Steven Dias' cross was not read early enough by East Bengal keeper Sandhu
  • 62'
    Yellow Card Subodh Kumar
  • 62'
    Tomba Singh's shot blocked by Naoba Singh
  • 58'
    Off-side for Moghrabi, yet again!
  • 57'
    SAVE!!! Gurpreet Singh Sandhu dived to his left to keep out Moghrabi's header from a Dias cross
  • 55'
    A moment of confusion in the Churchill box as Nandy stayed a few yards off his line after punching away Naoba Singh's cross, but defender Denzil Franco was in the right place to head out Penn Orji's effort on goal
  • 54'
    Chidi has been fighting against two Churchill defenders in the second half
  • 52'
    No real threat fro mthe set-piece
  • 51'
    Chidi and Bilal in a race down the left flank... the East Bengal tricks ahead.. wins a corner
  • 49'
    Churchill Brothers have been holding a rather meaningless spell of domination after going a goal down so far
  • 48'
    Long ball to Moghrabi... the Churchill striker took it too wide to make anything of it
  • 46'
    SubstitutionBikramjit Singh Ajay Singh
  • 46'
    First shot of the second half by Moghrabi blocked by Okpara
  • 46'
    Second half kicks off
  • HT: Churchill 0-1 East Bengal
  • 45' + 1'
    Lenny to Moghrabi... the latter off-side
  • 45'
    One minute added time
  • 44'
    Churchill free-kick.. pretty aimless by Dias.. cleared away easily
  • 42'
    Close call for the Churchill keeper but Nandy got off his line in time to clear the ball off the feet of Ishfaq Ahmed
  • 40'
    Dias takes a Churchill free-kick... eventually lands to Tomba Singh who shoots straight to Sandhu
  • 39'
    Will there be another goal in the first half?
  • 36'
    Churchill had the opportunities in numbers, but with crosses as bad as they looked, there wasn't a chance they could find the target as many times
  • 33'
    Moghrabi...!!!! After receiving a pass from Dias, the Lebanese striker's initial took to the air before the Churchill man tried a overhead kick that went wide
  • 32'
    Khabra's shot blocked in the Churchill box... Manandeep sends a follow-up shot... straight to keeper Sandip Nandy
  • 30'
    Akram Moghrabi gets close to the East Bengal keeper this time... but not in a good enough position to find the target
  • 29'
    One of the rare set-pieces of the danger from Franco's free-kick
  • 27'
    Churchill players look quite frustrated so far with none of their attacks paying dividents
  • 25'
    A good cross in by East Bengal's Ishfaq Ahmed... Nandy catches it
  • 24'
    Another week crosss by Moghrabi in the box...
  • 22'
    Beto waiting in the box for Dias to cross in... poor delivery
  • 20'
    Some good touches by Beto and Chidi in the midfield for their respective side... but no chances created
  • 18'
    Okpara looks as if he's given the definite duty of marking the runs of Beto today
  • 17'
    Both teams are trying to get a grip of the midfield..
  • 15'
    Churchil with a forward array from the right.. Franco's attempt to cross blocked by Saumik Dey
  • 15'
    East Bengal with the better of the possession lately
  • 13'
    Yumnam's cross again too far away from Moghrabi
  • 13'
    it's a quick game so far
  • 12'
    Orji's delivery ousted by Bilal on the other side
  • 11'
    Beto's cross too far from Moghrabi
  • 9'
    East Bengal's defense is looking pretty solid today, and with a goal ahead they should be quite motivated at this stage of the game
  • 7'
    Churchill are under immense early pressure... Beto and Moghrabi moving ahead... good defending by Khabra... Steven Dias shoots... easy for East Bengal keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
  • 5'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOOOAALLL!!! Out of no where did Penn Orji find Edeh Chidi in the Churchill box, while the Nigerian made the best of a defensive lapse to tap home easily
  • 5'
    Assist Penn Orji
  • 4'
    Yellow Card Roberto Mendes Da Silva
  • 3'
    Penn Orji on the left side... tries a cross... well defended by Bilal
  • 2'
    Off-side for Churchill striker Akram Moghrabi who was alone on his way towards the opposition goal
  • 1'
    We are underway at the Fatorda stadium in Goa...
  • In today's other matches, Mohun Bagan beat Salgaocar FC 3-0 while Mumbai FC scored a 4-1 victory over Shillong Lajong FC
  • The line-ups are out....

    Churchill Brothers: Bilal Najjarine, Roberto Silva (c), Denzil Franco, Ravanan Dharmaraj, Tomba Singh, Steven Dias, Lenny Rodrigues, Akram Moghrabi, Raju Yumnam, Bikramjit Singh, Sandip Nandy (gk)

    Subs - Felix D'Souza (gk), Gurtej Singh, Ajay Singh, Henri Antchouet, Israel Gurung, Thangjam Singh, Asley Fernandes

    East Bengal: Arnab Kumar Mondal, Uga Okpara (c), Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Thokchom Naoba Singh, Edeh Chidi, Orji Penn Ikechukwu, Manandeep Singh, Saumik Dey, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (gk), Subodh Kumar, Ishfaq Ahmed

    Subs - Mehtab Hussain, Sanju Pradhan, Gurwinder Singh, Robert Lalthlamuana, Lalrindika Ralte, Jayanta Paul (gk), Seiminlen Doungel
  • A late Lalrindika Ralte goal gave East Bengal a win over Churchill in the Federation Cup semi-finals, a tournament which they went on to win.
  • East Bengal are looking to recruit Andrew Barisic as their 4th foreigner. Barisic currently plays in the Indonesian league.
  • East Bengal are the only undefeated side in the I-League. Their streak continues from the Federation Cup.
  • With Abhijit Mondal still missing due to injury, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will be the one donning the gloves for Morgan's side.
  • With no injury worries, Subhash Bhowmick will have a full squad to choose from as the Red Machines look to push on to the I-League summit.
  • Whoever wins the match in Fatorda will go atop the I-League standings, while a draw will let Dempo retain their position at the end of this round of the I-League...
  • Hi, welcome to the round six encounter between Churchill Brothers SC and East Bengal, a day after Dempo were beaten 3-1 by ONGC FC in Delhi...