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I-League 2017: Churchill Brothers 3-0 DSK Shivajians: Derrick Pereira wins against former side

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Churchill Brothers romped to a 3-0 win, helping new coach Derrick Pereira overcome his former side DSK Shivajians in an eleventh round I-League 2016/17 encounter at the Tilak Maidan Ground in Goa on Sunday. Second half strikes from Anthony Wolfe (64') and Ansumana Kromah (67') helped the Red Machines douse the challenge put up by the visiting Loni-based outfit. Surchandra Singh (90+4') got onto the scoresheet late to send his former side packing without a point. For the home side, it was Naveen Kumar back in between the sticks in place of Priyant Singh, while Seriton Fernandes and Bektur Talgat replaced Satish Singh and Surchandra Singh. The two changes made by Dave Rogers saw Mohd Sajid Dhot and Sumeet Passi make way for Lalnunsiama and Naro Shrestha.

After Brandon Fernandes sidestepped Gouramangi Moirangthem to shoot wide, the first real chance of the game came in the 20th minute when Ansumana Kromah smashed the ball wide after Brandon's corner, headed by Adil Khan, came in the path of the Liberian on the right side of the post.

Soon after, Anthony Wolfe passed back to Brandon from the right touchline saw Subrata pull off a brilliant save off Brandon's shot. Kromah tried getting to the lurking ball but the rebound of his shot was cleared by Gourmangi before Brandon could pounce on it.

In DSK Shivajians' first good opportunity, a spearheader by Halicharan off Shrestha's cross from the left was kept out Naveen Kumar in the 24th minute.

Churchill Brothers once again had the chance to pull ahead around the half-hour mark when Wolfe was played through by Talgat, but the Trinidad and Tobago striker fumbled against rival goalkeeper Subrata Paul. In the second half, substitute Pranjal Bhumij's shot from the left came off the horizontal in a counter move by the Shivajians, two minutes before Wolfe scored the opener in the 64th minute.

In a move initiated by Wolfe himself, Brandon's through ball from the left saw the former race past his marker, Milan Singh, and smash it past Subrata at his near post.

A couple of minutes later, in a counter-attacking move by Churchill Brothers, Quero's flag-kick was headed away by Wolfe. With Brandon and Richard Costa driving the ball forward, Chesterpoul did the hard work to shrug off the challenge by McFaul that saw Kromah move in position to take a shot that beat Subrata in goal once again. The hosts dropped back to rest on the two goal advantage. Teenager Lallianzuala Chhangte was introduced in attempt to level things and the Mizoram born nearly had Churchill in danger until Richard Costa blocked his move inside the box. Five minutes were added on as injury time but Subrata Paul was caught offguard by Surabuddin Mollick's ambitious striker from 25 yards out as the ball found the back of the net to round off a clinical victory for the Alemao family owned club. Churchill Brothers moved up from the foot of the table to the eighth spot as they won their second game of the season - both coming at home. DSK Shivajians meanwhile lost their second successive game on the road but they managed to hold onto their sixth spot on the standings.

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