With three back-to-back victories in their new home ground of Kolhapur, it perhaps was the best time for Mumbai FC to take on a formidable opposition like Churchill Brothers. However, in a matter of a little more than 90 minutes, the boys from the island city wished if they had not hosted the Goan club at the Rajarshi Shahu stadium on Saturday, courtesy an Odafe inspired 5-1 drubbing they suffered.
The match started on a high note for Khalid Jamil's boys with the skipper Noel Wilson's 35-yard strike finding the back of the net at the 12th minute. But soon devil wrecked their dreams, and the devil was none other than the Churchill's mercurial, Odafe Onyeka Okolie. He scored four goals in both halves to take it beyond the hosts.
Pune FC draw
Pune: Hosts Pune FC rallied from a goal behind to hold visitors Chirag United to a 1-1 draw at the Balewadi Sports Complex ground here on Saturday. After Elijah Junior scored at the stroke of half-time (45th minute) for the Kolkata-based club, Arata Izumi scored in the 58th minute to restore parity for Pune FC.
HAL, Viva draw
Kannur: HAL, Bangalore warded off a stiff challenge from hosts Viva Kerala to tale a 1-1 draw.