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Churchill Brothers face stiff NEROCA FC challenge in I-League

Churchill Brothers have remained unbeaten in their last four I-League matches but will face a tough challenge when they take on NEROCA FC in Goa tomorrow.

football Updated: Jan 29, 2018 23:41 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Churchill Brothers are unbeaten in their last four I-League games and will look to continue that good run of form against high-flying NEROCA FC. (AIFF)

Aiming to keep their unbeaten run in January intact, Churchill Brothers will be facing a stiff challenge when they take on NEROCA FC in an I-League encounter, here tomorrow.

Churchill Brothers have remained unbeaten in their last four matches and now have 10 points from nine games.

League debutants NEROCA have had an impressive run in this tournament are placed second with 21 points from 12 matches.

Minerva Punjab FC, the other team who have made debut, are leading the table with 25 points from 10 matches.

Churchill Brothers assistant coach Alfred Fernandes said tomorrow’s match is crucial as they are playing against second best team in the standing.

“A win tomorrow will be a morale boost for us as we play next two matches at home against Minerva Punjab who are leading the chart and Aizwal FC.

“If we manage to win all three matches at home, it will help us achieve our goal of moving out of relegation zone and also lay a platform to finish among the top-five at the end of the season. NEROCA has been playing well but our boys know what to expect from them tomorrow,” stated Fernandes.

Minerva Punjab coach Gift Raikhan on his part said:”It is a must-win game as we have lost two consecutive matches after successive nine matches win and losing tomorrow it will put us in difficult position to fight for the title.

“Churchill Brothers is a good team and have won three matches in succession and are playing at home. They have an advantage over us. We will try to correct our mistake and came back strongly to win against Churchill Brothers tomorrow,” stated Gift Raikhan.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 17:47 IST