press trust of india
MAPUSA, 28 SEPT: Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan put up a spirited show to hold defending champions Churchill Brothers to a goalless draw in a second round encounter of the I-League at the Duler ground, here today. This was Bagan’s second draw in as many matches while Churchill opened their account by virtue of this result. Bagan have two points from two games while Churchill has one from two encounters.
The game started at a slow pace, with both the teams trying to build up patiently from the midfield. In the fourth minute, Churchill got the first free-kick of the game but Hugo Machado’s attempt was comfortably cleared by Zakeer.
The first opening of the game came Bagan’s way but Eric Muranda headed wide off a free-kick taken by Denson Devadas.
With their forward line-up of Ranti Martins and new signing Eric Brown in sublime form, United SC will look to maintain their winning run when they face Sporting Clube de Goa in the round two I-League fixture here tomorrow.
Pune FC and Shillong Lajong FC face each other in a potentially high-voltage I-League encounter, while Mumbai FC would be looking for their first win of their I-League campaign when they host Dempo SC. Bengaluru FC will be gunning for their first win in I-League when they take on Shillong-based Rangdajied United.