The I-League kicks off today and it is an exciting day ahead with as many as five matches lined up today with the marquee match being a Goan derby between defending champions Dempo and Churchill Brothers. Catch all the action as it happens Live

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Dempo Sports Club


Churchill Sports Club

5.30PM, 6th Oct, Fatorda Stadium, Margao


Churchill Brothers: Sandip Nandy, Bilal Najjarine, Ravanan D, Denzil Franco, Saran Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Steven Dias, Tomba Singh, Bikrmajit Singh, Beto, Henri Antchouet
Dempo: Subashish – Valeriano, Debabrata, Gawli, Cresson – Clifford, Anthony, Climax, Carvalho – Sueoka, Ricketts

1′:Match starts.

4′: GOOOAAAALLL !!! A howler from Nandy gives Dempo the lead as Sueoka scores!

7′: Dangerous ball from Dias headed just wide by Beto.

9′: Another chance for Chaurchill Bros as Subhashis saves a shot from Dias.

11′: Rickets tries to find his team-mates with a cross but Ravanan is well placed to clear it.

15′: Dias gets into a shooting position but shoots straight at Roychowdhury.

19′: Lenny Rodriguez sets it up for Tomba whose shot goes over.

22′: Franco intercepts Rickett’s pass to Miranda.

23′: Poor free kick from Perreira as Nandy didn’t have to move.

27′: Nandy makes amends by puling off a sharp save to deny Anthony Perreira.

30′: Dempo lead at the half hour mark thanks to Sueoka’s early goal.

33′: So close for Dempo !! Perreira’s shot comes off the post.

35′: Dias’ cross safely handled by Subhashis.

36′: Dias-Beto combo once again causes problem to Dempo defence. The Brazilian’s header goes just wide.

38′: Great effort from Ravanan! The Churchill Brothers player manages to execute a great bicycle kick but Subhashis pushes it on to the goal post.

39′: For the third time in this half, Beto heads wide.

42′: This time Bilal finds the side netting from a Dias corner.

44′: Close the half time, Dempo still lead.

45′: Wonderful pass from Lenny to Beto but the Brazilian’s shot goes wide again.

HT: Churchill Brothers 0-1 Dempo :: This match has definitely lived up to the hype till now. Both teams have created a number of chances to score and the action has been end to end!

46′: Second half starts.

47′: GOOOAAALLLL!!! Churchill Brothers get a well deserved equalizer though ever-green Beto.

50′: Both teams are trying to score the second goal now.

52′: Keen battle going on in central midfield between Climax and Lenny.

54′: Another good chance for Churchill Brothers as Tomba comes close to heading in Bilal’s free-kick.

55′: Koko Sakibu, who has often changed matches for Dempo as a sub replaces Ricketts.

58′: Churchill Brothers have enjoyed lion’s share of possession in second half.

60′: Score remains level at the hour mark.

65′: Neither team has managed to create clear cut chances in past few minutes. The match has slowed down a bit.

70′: 20 minutes left for both teams to find another goal.

71′: Chance for Churchill Brothers. Bikramjit sets up Lenny whose shot goes wide.

73′: Akram, who scored multiple times in Fed Cup after coming on as a sub, replaces Henri.

75′: GOOOAAAALLLL !!! Anthony Perreira assists as Sueoka gives the lead back to Dempo.

79′: Churchill Brothers going all out for the goal now. Dempo has good chance on hitting them on the break.

83′: Great work from Nandy to deny both Abranches and Anthony, surely a strong contender for save of the week!

86′: Final throw of the dice from Bhowmik as Rajum Yumnam joins the fray.

89′: Young prospect Romeo Fernandes replaces Sueoka who dished out a Man of the Match performance.

90′: Three minutes added.

FT: Churchill Brothers 1-2 Dempo :: The defending champions see off a spirited challenge from Churchill Brothers to start their campaign with three well deserved points.


United Sikkim vs Salgaocar FC

6th October, Paljor Stadium, Gangtok

3-2 (FT)

US – Nuredeen Salau, Machado Sal, Jhungan – Milagres Gonsalves, Angel Aldeceur

Shillong Lajong FC – Mohun Bagan AC

6th October, Nehru Stadium, Shillong

2-0 (FT)

SLFC – Boithang, Lalramluaha

Pailan Arrows vs Mumbai FC

6th October, Salt-Lake Stadium, Kolkata


PA – Holicharan Narzary (2),  Milan Singh MFC – Opara, James


6th October, Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune



  • Joseph George

    #IndianFootball I-League: HT – PA 1 – 2 MFC. Holicharan Narzary gave lead to Arrows while Mumbai hit back via David Okpara and James Singh. (via @jogeo23)