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Home advantage for JCT against Churchill

sports Updated: Oct 22, 2009 23:29 IST
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JCT will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on holders Churchill Brothers in the fourth round of I-League in Ludhiana on Friday. Both teams remain unbeaten from the first three rounds.

The Phagwara side will be hoping to keep Churchill's rampaging striker Odafa Okolie under control. He will return after one-match ban. Meanwhile, Churchill are determined to fetch three points.

Their winning chances will be further bolstered by the presence of the Nigerian imports, Ogba Kalu Nanna and Khethang Paite. In another match, Viva Kerala will face Kolkata's Chirag United on their home turf.

Mahindra face Dempo

High after registering back-to-back wins, Mahindra United have a daunting task at hand when they lock horns with league leaders Dempo in their fourth round match to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao on Friday.

Placed third, and with eight goals to their credit from the last three matches, the team would be looking to improve their conversion rate.

Said United's coach David Booth, "If the team is making chances, the possibilities are that you will score from some of them. The bigger worry is that if you aren’t making chances then you can't score goals.". The Mumbai outfit has been able to maintain a clean sheet and are tied with Dempo on seven points.