Margao, Oct 7 (UNI) Nicolas Rodrigues's second half brace of goals guided Churchill Brothers to edge out Sporting club de Goa 2-1 in the Vodafone GFA Footall league Championship match at the Nehru stadium Fatorda here today.
After a barren first half, Churchill grouped themselves well and shot into the lead in the 60th minute through Nicolas Rodrigues off a well measured pass received from Odafe Okolie.
Within next ten minutes, Churchill increased their lead again through Nicolas (his brace). It was a powerpacked shot from Odafe which was blacked by rival goalkeepr and rebounded towards Nicolas, who was lurking inside the box controlled the ball well and neatly placed into the net to make it 2-0.
Towards the close of play in the 86th minute, Sporting club de Goa reduced the margin by the goal of Thounaogam Singh.
The goal was a result of fine combined move intiated by Elijah Junior who passed the ball to Bibian Ferandes, without wasting a time passed to better placed Singh, who did the rest.
Churchill maintained its lead at the top of the table with 19 points six wins and a draw from seven outings . While Sporting remained on same seven points from equal number of matches.
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