Advertisement
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

I-League 2019-20: Churchill Brothers Aim To Continue Winning Run Vs Indian Arrows

Churchill Brothers are on a fine goalscoring run in the 2019-20 I-League season, meanwhile, Indian Arrows haven't opened their account yet.

I-League 2019-20: Churchill Brothers Aim To Continue Winning Run Vs Indian Arrows
| Twitter
I-League 2019-20: Churchill Brothers Aim To Continue Winning Run Vs Indian Arrows
outlookindia.com
2019-12-27T18:54:03+05:30

Churchill Brothers would look to continue their winning run when they take on Indian Arrows in their second home I-League match, on Saturday.

(Football News)

Churchill, who played their last match on December 12 against Mohun Bagan in Kolkata, are coming in to Saturday's match on the back of a 16-day break due to the postponement of their game against Real Kashmir FC scheduled for December 15 on account of inclement weather conditions in Srinagar.

They have been on an unbeaten streak, defeating Punjab FC and Mohun Bagan with comfortable scorelines of 3-0 and 4-2.

Star striker Willis Plaza has been in tremendous form and he has already scored three goals from two matches, including a brace against Mohun Bagan.

Speaking on the eve of the match, Churchill Brothers head coach Bernardo Tavares said, "Indian Arrows team is a well-organized defensive unit that does not concede many goals. In the three games they have played so far, they have always lost by the slightest difference, showing that they are a team that defends well and it will be difficult to score goals against them.

"They have shown their quality in offensive transition and set-pieces. There are some Indian players with a lot of potential who will surely be great players in future. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to watch a good football game and our team will be able to win the game and win three points."

Indian Arrows, on the other hand, have not yet opened their account in the league but have shown immense organisation in their defence. All the matches have gone down to the wire and they have lost only by the slightest of margins.

Indian Arrows head coach Shanmugam Venkatesh said, "Although we have failed to get a positive result yet, there are quite a few takeaways from the three matches so far. We were very close to securing a good result against Aizawl but it slipped in the dying minutes. Overall, the learning process is on and we are on the right track.

"Churchill are a superb side. Scoring four goals against Mohun Bagan, that too in Kalyani speaks volumes about the firepower they possess upfront. Not only that, but their defensive unit is also in fine form. They are definitely going to start as the favourites," he added.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

LIVE: Uttarakhand Rescue Operations | Dalai Lama Expresses Concern

LIVE: Uttarakhand Rescue Operations | Dalai Lama Expresses Concern

As many as 96 persons from Karnataka are stranded in Uttarakhand following heavy floods and landslides, of which 92 are confirmed safe.

Poonch: Locals Asked To Remain Inside As Army Plans Large Scale Operation To Hunt Down Militants

Poonch: Locals Asked To Remain Inside As Army Plans Large Scale Operation To Hunt Down Militants

Indian Army's operation comes as a retaliation to the October 11 killing of an army officer and four soldiers during an encounter in Poonch sector.

IND Vs PAK: Why ICC T20 World Cup Match Can't Be Cancelled

IND Vs PAK: Why ICC T20 World Cup Match Can't Be Cancelled

Indian politicians have called for the cancellation of India's T20 World Cup opener versus Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.

Lakhimpuri Kheri: Supreme Court Asks UP Govt To Speed Up Investigation

Lakhimpuri Kheri: Supreme Court Asks UP Govt To Speed Up Investigation

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh govt to record statements of remaining witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

Advertisement