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Churchill scores a comeback win, betters its position

KOLKATA

Former champion Churchill Brothers FC came from behind to beat Kenkre FC 2-1 in an 11th round I-League match at Naihati Stadium, and kept alive its hopes of qualifying for the championship phase.

After a barren first-half, Kenkre found the lead off an own goal from Churchill defender Momo Cisse.

The Goa side turned the match in its favour in the final quarter, scoring through Komron Tursunov and Kenneth Ikechuwku. This was the third successive win for Churchill, which has 17 points from 11 matches and reached the fifth spot in the current standing.

In another match at the Kalyani Stadium, Pedro Manzi scored an equaliser in injury-time to help Rajasthan United FC hold Real Kashmir FC to a 2-2 draw.

Mason Lee Robertson scored twice in the first half to give Kashmir a comfortable lead but Rajasthan managed to steal a point thanks to two late goals from M. Alocious and Pedro Manzi.

Both Rajasthan (14 points from 10 matches) and Real Kashmir (12 from 10) remained with the possibility of making it to the top-seven after the draw.

Later RoundGlass Punjab FC beat title aspirant Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in the final match of the round.

The result saw RoundGlass rising to third with 20 points from 10 matches while Mohammedan lost its top position (22 from 10) to holder Gokulam Kerala, which remained on the top with 24 points from 10 outings.

The results:

At Naihati: Kenkre 1 (Momo Cisse 49-og) lost to Churchill Brothers 2 (Komron Tursunov 75, Kenneth Ikechuwku 81).

Mohammedan Sporting 1 (Nikola Stojanovic 33) lost to RoundGlass Punjab 3 (Kurtis Guthrie 10, 37, Rupert Nongrum 83).

At Kalyani: Rajasthan United 2 (M. Alocious 75, Pedro Manzi 90) drew with Real Kashmir 2 (Mason Robertson 4, 43).


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