Chirag to go for the kill against JCT
A confident Chirag United will look to go for the kill when they take on a lowly-placed JCT at home in a round seven I-League match in Kolkata tomorrow.Updated: Jan 02, 2011 20:37 IST
A confident Chirag United will look to go for the kill when they take on a lowly-placed JCT at home in a round seven I-League match in Kolkata on Monday.
Having beaten JCT to clinch the Durand Cup earlier this season, Chirag United will once again look to carry on with the psychological advantage against the Punjab outfit who had a shaky start to the league before winning their last match.
Chirag had a spirited last outing in an away match, when a late goal by Joshimar Da Silva Martins enabled them hold defending champions Dempo to a 1-1 draw in the last round match in Goa.
Dempo took the lead in the stoppage time of the first half through Clifton Gonsalves which was cancelled by Joshimar in the 89th minute as fifth-placed Chirag have nine points from six matches.
Chirag will once again look forward to the Brazilian forward to score, even as they have an injury problem in their Nigerian frontman Elijah Junior.
Having suffered an injury against Dempo, the Nigerian is yet to gain match fitness as the team think-tank said a final call on the striker would be taken tomorrow.
With Subrata Bhattacharya still indisposed, Sanjoy Sen will once again guide Chirag from the sidelines as he said that three points would be their main target.
"JCT have beaten Viva Kerala in their last match. We don't want to take it easy. The boys are confident to get full points," Sen said.
JCT, on the other hand, will be confident after beating Viva Kerala as that came after suffering four losses and one draw in the league.
Parminder Singh-coached side will look forward to their foreign trio of defenders Omolaja Nurain Kareem, Daniel Bedemi and striker Ibrahim Baoru Keke to avenge their Durand Cup final loss.
JCT - on four 4 points - currently lie ahead of bottom-placed Air India (3 points) after six rounds in the 14-team standings.
First Published: Jan 02, 2011 20:25 IST