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Goal.com looks back at all the action from Week 10 in the I-League and picks a team of the best performers.

Round 10 of the I-League saw some crucial battles both at the top and bottom of the table with some vital goals and drama both on and off the pitch with the Kolkata derby being cancelled.

The first North-East derby turned out to be a drab affair as United Sikkim and Shillong Lajong played out a 0-0 draw at the Palijor Stadium. The result sees United Sikkim remain firmly in a relegation scrap at the bottom while Shillong Lajong continue their good run to climb to relative mid-table safety.

The 2-2 draw between ONGC and Sporting Clube De Goa did neither side any favours as both teams remain rooted to the bottom half of the table. Keniston and Eric Brown established an early lead for ONGC but Sporting hit back with two goals from Ogba Kalu and Seiya Sugishita midway through the second half. The hosts will be particularly disappointed having thrown away a two goal first half lead while the visitors will be encouraged by their comeback.

League leaders Dempo SC came from behind to win 3-1 against Prayag United, thus extending their lead at the top. Ranti Martins scored at his old stomping ground for the visitors. But Armando Colaco’s men completed the comeback scoring two quickfire goals in the final quarter of the match after Ryuji Sueoka had equalised late in the first half. The loss sees Prayag lose ground at the top of the table.

The Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan was suspended until further notice at the time of writing.

Air India thumped Mumbai FC 4-1 to win the bragging rights in the Mumbai derby. After goals from Henry Ezeh and Micky Fernandes had given the Airmen the early lead Yusif Yakubu pulled one back for Mumbai right on the stroke of half-time. But Vijith Shetty and Souvik Chakrabarty struck late in the second half to complete the rout for the hosts. The win was also vital for the Air India as it sees them gain an important three points in the relegation battle, while Mumbai’s five-match unbeaten run came to an end but they remain secure in mid-table.

Pune FC secured a 0-2 win away at Salgaocar, as Khanthang Paite’s two second-half strikes were enough to secure the three points for the visitors. The win sees Derrick Pereira’s men climb to a clear fourth while Salgaocar remain rooted to the foot of the table with ONGC.

Churchill Brothers notched up a crucial away win as they metted out a 0-3 hammering to Pailan Arrows at the Salt Late Stadium. The away side were in cruise control from the off and were good value for their win. The result sees Churchill leapfrog East Bengal into second closing the gap between them and leaders Dempo to three points. Meanwhile, Pailan remain sixth with fourteen points. 

TEAM OF ROUND 10


Sukhwinder Singh
Air India

Minchol Son
Shillong Lajong

Sandesh Jhingan
United Sikkim

Dharmaraj Ravanan
Churchill Brothers SC


Micky Fernandes
     
Air India

Vijith Shetty
Air India

Beto
Churchill Brothers SC

 

Douhou Pierre
Pune FC





Khanthang Paite

Pune FC

Bineesh Balan
Churchill Brothers SC

 

Rohan Ricketts
Dempo SC


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