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  • 6 April 2014
  • • 17:00
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa
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  • Hope you enjoyed the game. This is Arjun Namboothiri from the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. See you next week for another round of exciting I-League fixtures. Good night.
  • Churchill will be the disappointed of the two teams after dominating the play in most parts of the first half and a win would have helped them to breath better in the bottom of the table. Sporting will be happy with a point as their title hopes are almost over with this game.
  • 90' + 4'
    FULL TIME. Sporting Clube de Goa 1-1 Churchill Brothers.
  • 90' + 2'
    WHAT A CHANCE!! Shabana dissects the Sporting defence with a great through ball towards Wolfe. The Trinidadian skips past the keeper but goes too far ahead as he doesn't find the angle to shoot. He puts it back to Lenny who passes it around to loose possession eventually.
  • 90'
    Four minutes added time.
  • 88'
    CLOSE!!!! Shabana curls in a dangerously ball, Zeleny jumps perfectly but doesn't connect. The ball is not cleared as plenty of blue shirts attack the ball to no avail. Sporting clear the ball.
  • 87'
    Yellow Card Pratesh Shirodkar
  • 86'
    A free kick to Churchill in an attacking position as Shabana is brought down in the box.
  • 84'
    SHOT!! Sporting having more of possession as the game comes to a close. This time Kalu takes a long shot which goes way wide. A bit ambitious?
  • 83'
    SubstitutionCajetan Fernandes Mauvin Borges
  • 80'
    Goal Boima Karpeh
  • 80'
    GOAAAAAAL!!! Boima curls in a beauty. Beevan tries to find an oranje shirt with a low cross into the box, but his ball is cleared by the Churchill defence. The loose ball falls directly to Boima who curls it in from 8 yards. It's all square.
  • 78'
    A cross from Sporting is blocked by Shabana who takes the cross on his face. He is immediately on the ground as the medics rush towards him.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionAlesh Sawant Ashley Fernandes
  • 74'
    HALF CHANCE!! Jaison finds space on the right puts in a great low cross into the box, but Balwant cannot get at the end of it. So close.
  • 72'
    Goal Anthony Wolfe
  • 72'
    GOAAAALLLL!!! Wolfe scores a ripper. A long ball from the Lalit Thapa is headed goal wards by Satish Siingh, Kalu who has been shifted to center back position completely misses the ball as it falls to Wolfe who smashes it to Melroy's right. That had serious POWER.
  • 68'
    A wonderful cross in from Beevan looks to find the rising Boima but Ravanan clears it. He protests to the referee saying Boima was pushing him, but the ref is not interested.
  • 65'
    Yellow Card Denzil Franco
  • 64'
    An hour into the game and we have no goals to talk about. Where will this game be won? Will we even have a goal after so many chances?
  • 60'
    SubstitutionGonzalo Pratesh Shirodkar
  • 60'
    Gonzalo falls to the ground and looks like he is hurt. Pratesh seems to be making way for him.
  • 56'
    Sporting are missing a good winger in Victorino today and a potential threat infront of goal. They have been completely blank on the attacking front today.
  • 53'
    SHOT!! Shabana dribbles past a host of defenders, looses the ball, the ball falls to Jaison whose shot is saved heroically by Melroy.
  • 52'
    Denzil plays a dangerously back pass which Boima intercepts agains but the Churchill defence are alert to clear the ball. Churchill's defenders are falling asleep too often.
  • 50'
    WHAT A MISS!! Alesh puts in a cross to Wolfe, who head it down for Balwant to shoot, but the striker's shot is not met accurately from five yards. OH Balwant.
  • 47'
    Yellow Card Daniell Zeleny
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJoseph Pereira Beevan D'Mello
  • 46'
    BIG CHANCE!! Ravanan plays a poor back pass to the keeper, but the onrushing Boima intercepts and tries to chip it over the keeper, but Thapa gets a touch on it to par it away. What are you doing Ravanan??
  • 46'
    Second half resumes..
  • Churchill should have been in the lead but they have wasted plenty of good chances. Sporting have never really got into the game. An interesting half awaits as the Red Machines look to save relegation.
  • 45' + 2'
    HALF-TIME. Sporting Clube de Goa 0-0 Churchill Brothers.
  • 45' + 1'
    Nothing really happening as the half comes to end. Churchill have been so unlucky.
  • 45'
    Two minutes of added time.
  • 42'
    OH BALWANT!! Churchill continuously put pressure on the Sporting defence. Shabana puts in a great ball into the box, Balwant only had to get a feather touch to it, but he misses by a whisker. So Close.
  • 40'
    Another half chance falls to Lenny. but his shot is well saved by Melroy. When is the goal going to come??
  • 38'
    SHOT!! Jaison puts in a cross looking to find Balwant, but the ball is headed away by the Sporting defence. It falls directly to Lenny who takes a thunderous half-volley which sails well over the post.
  • 35'
    After a flurry of Churchill chances Sporting hold possession. But no real penetration form the men in Oranje.
  • 32'
    THIRD CHANCE FOR CHURCHILL!! This time Balwant chests the ball and controls it well to lay it up for Wolfe, but his shot his way above the post. Poor Shot.
  • 30'
    ANOTHER CHANCE!! Shabana puts Wolfe through, the Trinidadian sprints to get hold off the ball, rounds of one defender puts it back to Balwant who should have scored, but he misfires from close range.
  • 27'
    WHAT A CHANCE!! Wolfe misses a chance to put Churchill ahead. He finds himself one one one with the keeper, rounds the keeper, but Melroy gets the faintest of touches to par it away. SO CLOSE.
  • 26'
    SHOT!! Velito gets a shot in after playing a one two with Kalu. This time his shot is just wide off goal.
  • 24'
    Sporting now completely in the Churchill's half at the moment. Passes are exchanged with no real venom.
  • 20'
    CLOSE!! Skipper Joseph Pereira skips past Zeleny and Ravanan, stops the ball and shoots but it's been blocked. That could have been crucial considering there was only one man to beat.
  • 17'
    Velito dangerous again as he has been brought down just outside the box by Zeleny. The referee is unmoved as the Sporting players protest in anger. Coach Oscar Bruzon joins the protest with the assistant referee.
  • 14'
    SAVE!! Velito and Kalu exchange passes after Velito unleashes a powerful shot only to be saved by a diving Lalit Thapa. Top SAVE.
  • 12'
    Yellow Card Rowllin Borges
  • 12'
    Churchill having good share of the ball so far. This time Shabana forces a lunging tackle from Rowlin Borges, as he gets into the referee's books. Poor tackle.
  • 9'
    CLOSE!! Cajetan sends in a wonderful corner which brushes through the Churchill's defence and falls straight to Kalu Ogba who misses from 10 yards.
  • 6'
    SAVE!! Churchill attacking with all their might early on. Shabana plays another chipped through ball, this time finds Wolfe who takes a first time shot only to be tipped away by Melroy. Good Shot.
  • 5'
    SHOT!! Shabana plays a delightful through ball over the Sporting defence finding Jaison on the right who curls in a another great ball to Balwant, but his header finds the keeper. First SHOT on target.
  • 3'
    Churchill attack from left to right. They have the ball as they attack through Jaison from the right. He puts Balwant through, but the striker's pass into the box is not accurate enough.
  • 1'
    KICK-OFF.
  • The teams are out on the pitch. Tell us your predictions and tweet to us @Goal_India. Can Churchill get the crucial three points or will Sporting give have shout for the title? Lets find out.
  • For Churchill it's a must win game which will ease relegation fears considerably and give them confidence to avoid the drop as they head into the last set of games. Top scorer Balwant Singh will be the man to watch today. The talismanic striker has often helped the Red Machines from difficult positions this season and he is definitely the key.
  • Sporting are still missing Nallapan Mohanraj, Jovel Martins, Dawson Fernandes and Victorino Fernandes for the game through injury. However they have good depth. Velito Cruz who made his debut last time around plays again along with the impressive Melroy Fernandes, who is just three games old.
  • Saran Singh, Raju Yumnam and Bineesh Balan have not made the trip, while Sanjay Balmuchu who is carrying a small niggle makes the bench.
  • Churchill XI: Thapa, Franco, Ravanan, Shabana, Balwant, Vales, Lenny, Alesh, Satish, Wolfe, Zeleny
  • Sporting XI: Keenan, Gonzalo, Rojen, Chinta, Cajetan, Joseph, Borges, Cruz, Karpeh, Fernandes, Kalu
  • Good evening everybody. Welcome to the LIVE commentary of the match between Sporting Clube de Goa and Churchill Brothers.