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AFC Cup

  • 9 April 2014
  • • 17:30
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa
  • Referee: Lam Ng Kai
  • • Attendance: 200
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Live Commentary

  • Thank you for being with me. This is Arjun Namboothiri taking your leave. Stay tuned to Goal for further updates and reactions. Good night!
  • Churchill keep their round of 16 hopes still alive as Persipura Jayapura go through, they only needed a point from this game. With Home United winning in the other game, they are on seven points, level with the Red Machines. If these two teams are still level after the next round Churchill will go through because of their better head to head record.
  • 90' + 4'
    FULL TIME: Churchill brothers 1-1 Persipura Jayapura
  • 90' + 3'
    The free kick is poor from Anthony Pereira as this match looks surely over.
  • 90' + 2'
    SubstitutionJaison Vales Anthony Pereira
  • 90' + 2'
    Churchill get a free-kick in an attacking area. Last chance surely?
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionGerald Pangkali Dominggus Fakdawer
  • 90' + 1'
    Persipura holding off possession, they just need a point to go through to the next round. They are not taking any risks at the moment.
  • 90'
    Three minutes of added time.
  • 87'
    Will we see a late twist in the tale. A lot of drama has taken place in the final 15 minutes of the game. The crowd definitely sense something. Do you?
  • 85'
    CLOSE!!! Balwant Singh finds himself through on goal with a brilliant ball from Shabana but a last ditch tackle from Daniel Tata saves Persipura there. The crowd sensed a goal there. So CLOSE.
  • 84'
    Yellow CardAbdelhamid Shabana
  • 83'
    GoalBalwant Singh
    GOAAALL!!!! Balwant Singh Churchill's leading scores puts it past Yoo after Wolfe put him through on on one with keeper. His first shot was saved but he hit it on the rebound.
  • 80'
    CLOSE!!! A long ball from the Persipura, sees Boaz through but Lalit Thapa rushes to get the ball,
  • 76'
    GoalBoas Theofilus Erwin Salossa
    GOAAAAL!!! Ferinando Pahabol gets into a great position inside the box puts it towards Boaz who has to just tap it in from close range. Great link up play from Persipura leading to that goal. Churchill trail.
  • 73'
    Meanwhile in the other Group E encounter Home united defeats New Radiant which means they go above Churchill in the standings by a single point at the moment.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionIan Louis Kabes Yohanes Ferinando Pahabol
  • 69'
    Free kick goes astray as the Persipura defence easily clear the ball.
  • 68'
    Wolfe intercepts the ball inside the Persipura half rushes goal wards but finds the Bio Paulin stands strong to intercept. The crowd cry for a card, but the referee is not interested. Free kick to Churchill.
  • 63'
    Churchill are looking to counter whenever they have ball. wolfe and Balwant looking to combine this time but couldn't muster a shot on goal.
  • 60'
    BAD MISS!! Persipura bossing the possession so far, Gerald goes for a long shot, hits a Red shirt, falls directly to Titus who hurries his header. The ball sails well over the bar.
  • 57'
    Titus again dangerously getting into box in a good area but his chipped balls finds nobody as Churchill clear the ball effortlessly.
  • 55'
    SHOT!! An ambitious shot from Warren sails over the bar. Looks like only a goal from distance will only settle this game. Both defensive set-ups have been quite solid.
  • 53'
    SubstitutionJoshua Lenny Rodrigues
  • 53'
    Nothing really happening so far as Churchill look to make a change with Lenny looking to come on as a substitute. Churchill need more authority in midfield.
  • 49'
    OH JAISON!! Wolfe puts a through ball to Jaison after good work by the Trinidadian on the left, Jaison takes one touch too many as he dribbles it too far ahead.
  • 46'
    Second half resumes with the music still playing in the stadium. Musical football anyone?
  • 45' + 1'
    HALF TIME: Churchill Brothers 0-0 Persipura Jayapura
  • 45'
    1 minute of added time.
  • 43'
    The half is coming to a close with no goals, but plenty of chances. Persipura have controlled the midfield region so far. Churchill have relied on long balls.
  • 40'
    BIG BIG MISS!!! HOW DID HE MISS THAT? Wolfe gets into free space down the right hand side of the box, dribbles past one defender, surges ahead and gives a low cross to Jaison who just had a tap in from two yards, but he misses. Toress would have been proud.
  • 38'
    Pressure from Persipura inside Churchill's half , but they can't seem to penetrate their defence. Will we see a goal in the first half?
  • 35'
    Yellow CardGerald Pangkali
  • 35'
    A wonderful cross from the right flank comes in directly to Boz who takes a first time shot with the ball still in the air. The shot is however is hit straight into the Churchill defence.
  • 33'
    SHOT!! Balwant Singh is put through by Wolfe again, he gets a shot on his weaker foot which brushes past the post. More power needed in that shot.
  • 30'
    OH SO CLOSE!!! Persipura should have had the lead. Titus who has been a live-wire throughout the game cannot put his legs to a wonderful cross from the right flank. He just had the keeper to beat.
  • 27'
    DOUBLE SAVE!! Boaz is put through with a magnificent one touch pass from Titus, the talismanic striker shoots, only to be saved by Thapa, the rebound falls to Imanuel whose shot is also held by Thapa. Good positioning from Churchill's custodian.
  • 25'
    Poor play from Denzil again, a loose pass is intercepted by a white shirt but Persipura's attack is short lived as Shabana rushes from midfield to win the ball back.
  • 23'
    OFFSIDE!!! A wonderful ball from Warren from the right flank is met by Wolfe which is saved by Yoo, the ball was creeping inside the goal when the lineman's calls for offside.
  • 21'
    Churchill controlling possession pretty well until Denzil got the ball and played a long ball straight into the hands of the rival's custodian. Poor stuff from the Goan.
  • 18'
    SHOT!! Another Shot, another one goes way above the post. This time it's Gerald Pangkali.
  • 16'
    SHOT!! Balwant Singh gets a magnificent shot with his left foot, the goal keeper has no chance to stop it, but it goes just wide of the keeper's left. SO CLOSE.
  • 14'
    SHOT!! Imanuel shoots a long ranger which goes wide again. Persipura have had a quite a few shots but none have been on target so far.
  • 12'
    Jason looses the ball in Churchill's half as he tries to dribble through four Persipra white shirts, but he he eventually looses the ball. Persipura attack but Churchill are alert to intercept.
  • 10'
    Yellow CardDaniel Siogama Tata
  • 8'
    PENALTY APPEAL!! Wolfe puts Shabana through with a delightful ball inside the box, Shabana turns with a deft touch and he is brought down in the box. Churchill appeal for a penalty, but the referee tell the Egyptian to get up. Play continues.
  • 6'
    Churchill finally get the ball, Wolfe runs through but the Persipura defence is there to clear.
  • 5'
    SHOT!! Another long shot by Titus again goes over the bar after a long spell of short passing around the box. Churchill can't get the ball at the moment.
  • 4'
    Persipura easily bossing Churchill in midfield. A through ball finds Boaz on the left hand side of the box, the Indonesian puts in a low cross only to find a Churchill defender.
  • 1'
    First shot goal wards from Persipura Jayapura. Titus Bonai takes a long heave from outside the box. It goes way above the bar.
  • 1'
    KICK-OFF.
  • The teams are coming out. Tell us your predictions and tweet to us @Goal_India. Will Churchill edge closer to the round of 16 today? Or will we see another Persipura victory? Let's find out. The first time these two played, the Indonesian team ran out 2-0 winners on match day one.
  • The main threat that the Indonesian side pose will come through Boaz Solossa, who is an inspirational leader in the side and the all-time top scorer with 104 goals. He is also in good form coming from a brace from their last AFC Cup encounter against New Radiant.
  • The top teams face each other in this calsh today. Looks like a heavy weight contest on the cards. Churchill with less rest and injury to four key players will be tested more than ever. Whereas Persipura have nothing loose, as a win or a draw would guarantee qualification to the round of 16.
  • Persipura XI : Yoo Jae(GK), Wanggai, Alom, Kabes,Sanadi,Gerald,Daniel,Tinus, Tibo,Bio,Boaz(C)
  • Churchill Brothers XI : Lalit(GK), Naveen, Sanjay, Denzil(C), Shabana,Balwant, Jaison, Wolfe, Asley, Joshua,Zeleny
  • Good evening folks. Welcome to the LIVE commentary of the match between Churchill Brothers and Persipura Jayapura. This is match day five of the AFC Cup Group E.