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  • 19 October 2013
  • • 19:15
  • • Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune, Mahārāṣṭra
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  • Thats all folks! Cheers from Balewadi as Pune FC win 1-0.
  • Both teams played well, but to the victor go the spoils.
  • Churchill look dejected as Pune go top of the I-League
  • 90' + 4'
    And thus the game ends. 1-0 to PFC
  • 90' + 3'
    Douhou Squares up a ball within the Churchill D after great build up paly but no one to finish off the move as Churchill hold on.
  • 90' + 2'
    SubstitutionDouhou Pierre Velington Rocha
  • 90' + 1'
    4 minutes of added time for Churchill to rescue a point
  • 90' + 1'
    Pune FC holding firm here.
  • 89'
    Denzil Franco shoots over.
  • 88'
    Hugo's corner is a deep one and it is met up a churchill at the edge of the box as his cross is gathered by Amrinder
  • 88'
    FreeKick for Churchill as Hugo delivers and is cleared by Angus. Hugo gets another bite of the pie as his dangerous cross is again sniffed out by Angus for a corner
  • 87'
    A wierd move no doubt forced by injury for Mariano Dias as the substituted attacker Al Kaddour is re-substituted
  • 86'
    SubstitutionAmad Ahmad Al Kaddour Jaison Vales
  • 85'
    Denzil Franco on the pitch as he's impeded by D'souza.
  • 85'
    Great cross-field ball by Douhou from the right to Anthony D'Souza who can't quite keep the ball in play
  • 82'
    Hugo goes down in pain as the Physio is signalled onto the pitch
  • 81'
    SubstitutionThongkhosiem Haokip Dhanpal Ganeshan
  • 81'
    The corner was well taken but the defense for Pune holds still.
  • 79'
    Meyer down with cramps as Churchill gather a corner.
  • 78'
    Nikhil Kadam received a hero's praise as he was substituted
  • 77'
    SubstitutionNikhil Kadam Anthony D’ Souza
  • 77'
    Yellow Card Arata Izumi
  • 77'
    Calum Angus' hopeful ball forward is snuffed out by the Churchill Defense.
  • 75'
    Denzil Franco's lovely ball in needed for someone to finish it, but no one on the end of it.
  • 74'
    WHAT AN ASTRONOMICAL MISS BY HAOKIP. Nikhil Kadam's mistimed volley in the Churchill D, amidst shoddy defending, falls straight to Haokip who shoots wide from 10 yards out.
  • 72'
    Hugo puts in a superb ball but Balwant heads it on only to find Al Kaddoour has fouled the defender in the D
  • 70'
    A great through ball by Douhou to find Haokip is again covered by Adseope
  • 69'
    Calls for Penalty as Arata is fouled and from the resulting pandemonium Churchill set up an attack. The Shot from Al Kaddour the sub is punched away by Amrinder
  • 68'
    SubstitutionAnthony Pereira Amad Ahmad Al Kaddour
  • 67'
    A deep cross in by Denzil Franco, thanks to neat play from Hugo as the attacker is found offside.
  • 66'
    Mix up between the Pune's defenders as they concede a careless throw due to miscommunication.
  • 65'
    Double block by the Pune defenders as Nikhil Kadam tries to counter Churchill's growing clout with a swift break. Well defended by Dharmaraj
  • 63'
    Haokip's long ball into the offesive D finds a great run by Douhou who's left foot shot goes narrowly wide.
  • 62'
    Churchill's counter again comes to nothing as Hugo's weak shot from the right curls wide.
  • 61'
    Yellow Card James Meyer
  • 61'
    Mickey Fernandes shoots high and wide from the edge of the Pune FC D.
  • 58'
    Pune look in total control of this match as Nikhil Kadam and Douhou play a neat couple of passes between them before the former sets up the latter to just shoot wide. It graces the side netting
  • 57'
    Last ditch defending as Nikhil Kadam's excellent driven cross is beaten out for a corner by the covering Churchill defender before it reaches Haokip
  • 55'
    The corner is a sweetly delivered one as Balwant daftly tries to deflect it into goal with the inside of his boot. Amrinder gatehr it.
  • 55'
    Hugo Machado earns a corner for his team as a long ball by Mickey Fernandes finds Balwant Singh who's tap down leads to him finding Hugo on the corner of the box
  • 54'
    It's all for Churchill to do now as they stare into another defeat.
  • 53'
    That was the defender's first goal for Pune FC
  • 52'
    Goal Calum Angus
    GOAL for Pune FC as Calum Angus' excellent free kick zips and swerves through the ball as the red Lizards score.
  • 50'
    Unnecessary foul by Denzil on Nikhil Kadam gifts Pune a dangerous Freekick
  • 49'
    Yellow Card Denzil Franco
  • 48'
    Superb check by the Churchill defense to prevent Haokip from getting through
  • 48'
    Churchill come close as Lenny Rodrigues' shot graces the post before heading out.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionSatish Singh Anthony Barbosa
  • 46'
    Pune FC get us going for the second half as Satish is replaced by Anthony Barbosa
  • And here come the teams onto the pitch for the second half.
  • Hugo looks enticing in attack as he links up with his forwards. Churchill need him to fire to get their noses ahead. Balwant looks fantastic in attack too.
  • Churchill have done well to hang on and make an even match of this.
  • Raft of chances for Pune FC but they haven't capitalized.
  • 45' + 2'
    And there's the Halftime whistle folks. 0-0
  • 45' + 2'
    Mumtaz fouls Hugo as Churchill wind the half to a close
  • 45' + 1'
    Kadam tries to set up Douhou but his ball is a little too quick for the Ivorian
  • 45'
    Two minutes of time added on
  • 43'
    Pune FC just getting a little complacent in possession
  • 42'
    Hugo tries to set up Balwant, comfortably gathered by Amrinder.
  • 41'
    Meyer hustled well by Churchill defence not allowing him to cross as Douhou sets up a throw in for his side.
  • 39'
    Haokip is free in the area nad as he tries to set himself to shoot, he loses his footing and slips the ball horribly wide. So close yet so far.
  • 37'
    Balwant Singh's dipping shooter from 35 yards sees Amrinder gather it comfortably
  • 36'
    The counter by Pune sees James Meyer receive a brilliant pass on the left and he tees up Douhou only for the Ivorian to shoot high and wide.
  • 36'
    Mumtaz fouls Raju and MAchado's subsequent clean delivery is nearly met by a man in blue, but somehow Pune FC clear.
  • 35'
    Great play between the Churchill front three as Hugo is nearly set into a dangerous position by Raju Yumnam
  • 34'
    Freekick for Churchill as the crowd protest for an earlier foul on Kadam
  • 33'
    A great cross in Meyer on the left as Haokip is kept of the ball and the defender pads it down for the keeper.
  • 32'
    James Meyer getting some good ball on the left but Churchill holding still.
  • 31'
    A great cross by Anthony Pereira, held on in the Pune box by Amrinder or Balwant was ready to pounce
  • 30'
    Machado shoots over.
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Anas Edathodika
  • 29'
    Anas Edathodika fouls Mickey Fernandes and goes into the book FK in a dangerous position for the usually reliable Machado.
  • 27'
    Haokip in an attacking position but he shoots over.
  • 26'
    Gurjinder meets the brilliant corner in by Angus, wide of the target
  • 25'
    Foul on Anas in a dangerous position by Balwant Singh. Angus stading over it.
  • 22'
    Machado sets Lenny off on the left side as he weaves a run into the Pune FC box and his subsequent low cross, inside the D finds no one waiting to pounce. 0-0
  • 20'
    Haokip steals the ball of Denzil in the Churchill half as his shot from 30 yards gleefully falls in to hands of an awaiting Mickey Fernandes
  • 19'
    Douhou is fouled and he takes the resultant free kick from the right, which is a beautifully flighted ball, right onto the head of Haokip who puts it over the bar.
  • 17'
    Great over the top ball by the Pune FC defence as Hammed Adseope covers for Churchill.
  • 15'
    Raju Yumanam steals the ball of Tabia to clear any potential danger for his side.
  • 1'
    Tabia Shoots high and wide for Pune
  • Churchill Brothers in their away kits get us away.
  • Satish Singh lets one fly from 20 yards out from a corner clearance and though it marginally off target, , Churchill going close.
  • As the teams huddle up, we only hope it lives up to its billing as a cracker.
  • The fourth official is Ranjit Bakhsi
  • The referee for todays game is Pranjal Banerjee and he will be assisted by Biplab Podder and Samar Pal.
  • Douhou's dipping low cross into the box from the right side finds an on rushing Arata whose shot goes over a stranded Mickey Fernandes, but also the Churchill cross bar.
  • And here come the teams : Pune FC led by Anas Edathodika nad Churchill Brothers led by Ravanan Dharmaraj
  • All eyes on Thongkhosem Haokip as the young man will be watched by Wim Koevermans at the Balewadi stadium. Highly regarded by all his peers for someone his age. 
  • Bad news folks, fifteen minute delay due to technical reasons. Bear with us.
  • As both teams head into the tunnel to get ready for the match, Pune FC will head into this match knowing a win will catapult them to the top of the table although temporarily
  • Churchill desperately need to win this match to stand any chance of being in the title race as they're defending Champions.
  • Churchill the attack down the right as Hugo Machado's pass nearly sets Anthony Pereira on goal as Amrinder Singh rushes out to protect his lines.
  • Churchill concede a corner only for the resulting ball put in to wreck havoc in the defense of the away side due to its pin-point delivery. Churchill somehow survive the pinball in their D
  • All-round action here as as Churchill find their defenses at sixes and sevens thanks to a cross from the right by Kadam which narrowly misses Haokips extended foot
  • As for Churchill, their without Antouchet and Balan, two of their strikers. Otherwise a fully fit squad for Dias to choose from.
  • Pune FC, the home team head into the match without Raul Fabiani, ruled out with an injury he picked up against Bagan. He is replaced in the line up by Thongkhoisiem Haokip
  • Breaking the habit is playing over the PR system in the stadium as Churchill look to break the winless habit. Coincidence?
  • Its a cool evening here in Pune, where a slight spectre of Rain hung until now.
  • Good evening and welcome to the balewadi stadium folks!