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  • 4 April 2013
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Salgaocar FC - Prayag United SC Preview: David Booth's side will hope to build on the positive performance against Churchill

Salgaocar FC - Prayag United SC Preview: David Booth's side will hope to build on the positive performance against Churchill

The Round 23 match is all set to be held at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, as the Goan club play hosts to the Kolkatan outfit...

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
SALGAOCAR FC

Karanjit;
Nicolau, Luciano, Augustin, Cardozo;
Randeep, Lamare, Wilkinson, Francis;
Josimar, Milagres
PRAYAG UNITED SC

Sangram;
Dhanachandra, Mandal, Gouramangi, Dey;
Tulunga, Lalkamal, Lal Mohan, Asif;
Hernandez;
Vincent;

Salgaocar FC gave a good account of themselves in the goalless draw against Churchill Brothers SC last week, and will now look to further improve to move closer to sealing a place in the mid-table of the I-League standings by the end of the season.

The Green and Whites are currently occupying the 10th spot with 24 points from six wins and as many draws, but have lost 10 matches including four home defeats, from their 22 matches.

David Booth's side will be boosted by the return of a couple of his first team players who were suspended or injured.


Ranti Martins has scored 23 of United SC's 46 goals

Having held title contenders East Bengal to a 2-2 draw after a narrow away win against United Sikkim, Prayag United SC, should they win on Thursday, will look to capitalise on their opportunity and move third in the standings at least temporarily before Dempo SC and Pune FC are in action later in the week.

Eelco Schatorrie's outfit have so far accumulated 35 points with 10 wins, five draws and seven defeats from 22 matches, but stand fifth on account of a poor head-to-head record against the defending champions.

  TEAM NEWS

Salgaocar FC: Striker Gabriel Obatola is suspended for the tie. Josimar, Rocus Lamare and Milagres Gonsalves are meanwhile set to return having served their respective bans.

Prayag United SC: Striker Ranti Martins and defender Bello Rasaq have picked four yellow cards each and have hence have to miss the game.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Salgaocar FC, other than United Sikkim FC, have scored the least number of goals (21) till date.
  • Prayag United SC, after this match, will be playing their remaining three I-League fixtures at home.
  • Both Salgaocar FC and Prayag United SC have won three of their last five home and away matches respectively.
  • Salgaocar FC and Prayag United SC have also lost only one match each from their last five respective home and away encounters.

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1Karanjit SinghGoalkeeper
3Augustin FernandesDefender
19Nicolau Colaco Defender
17Luciano SabrosaDefender
2Fulganco CardozoDefender
25Rocus LamareMidfielder
26Randeep SinghMidfielder
30Francis FernandesMidfielder
21Anthony D'SouzaMidfielder
8Milagres GonsalvesDefender
9JosimarStriker
22Vinay SinghGoalkeeper
15Collin AbranchesDefender
23Rahul KumarDefender
31John WilkinsonMidfielder
34Brian MascarenhasMidfielder
36Rosario MendesDefender
9Marcus MasceranhasStriker
21Sangram MukherjeeGoalkeeper
20Chinta Chanrashekhar RaoDefender
-Dhanachandra SinghDefender
17Deepak Mandal Defender
37Lalkamal BhowmickMidfielder
14Mohammed RafiqueStriker
-C. HernándezMidfielder
39Gouramangi SinghMidfielder
20Asif KottayilMidfielder
11Kayne VincentStriker
24Shankar OraonStriker
40Arindam GhoshGoalkeeper
18Sukhen DeyDefender
31Lester FernandezMidfielder
31C.K. VineethMidfielder
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