Churchill Brothers had an important Hero I-League win, thrashing DSK Shivajians 3-0 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday.
It was a second win for the side now managed by former DSK Shivajians coach Derrick Pereira, which saw them move up from the bottom of the I-league table.
The homeside surged into the lead in the 64th minute through Anthony Wolfe, 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.
Their lead was doubled 3 minutes later after Juan Quero’s flag-kick was headed away by Wolfe. Brandon Fernandes and Richard Costa drove the ball forward to Chesterpoul Lyngdoh, who shrugged off a challenge by McFaul and found Ansumana Kromah whose shot beat Subrata in goal once again.
“It was a much needed win”, said Pereira after the match.
“The boys responded well and we were well organised in defence. We created good chances in the first half and scored excellent goals in the second half. Very pleased with the players’ response and we will try to do better.
“A win is always a win. The next match is against Mohun Bagan, so it will be the same if we win against them as well. We only do our 100 percent and get what we deserve,” he added.
Meanwhile Mumbai FC shared the spoils of their goalless draw with new entrants Minerva Punjab FC at Cooperage Stadium in the other Sunday game.
A header from Mumbai’s Anderson on the 10 minute mark, which was ruled out for offside proved to be the closest either team got to scoring a goal on the night.
Week 11 ends Minerva rising to sixth on the table while Mumbai are rooted at ninth position after a wretched run of nine winless games. Whilst DSK and Churchill Brothers are in seventh and eighth spot respectively.