Churchill Brothers FC Goa 1 (Martín Cháves 75′)
drew with
Namdhari FC 1 (Akashdeep Singh 57′)

AIFF Media Team

VASCO DA GAMA: Churchill Brothers FC Goa and Namdhari FC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco da Gama.

With both sides languishing in 10th and 11th place respectively, the draw doesn’t exactly help their cause of climbing the ladder. Churchill Brothers are now at 13 points, while Namdhari are at nine points after playing 12 games each. While the Punjab side are exempt from relegation in their debut I-League campaign, the Red Machines are six points clear of the danger zone.

Young forward Akashdeep Singh put Namdhari in front in the 57th minute with his second goal of the season. However, the sending-off of defender Saurabh Bhanwala in the 73rd minute after receiving a second yellow card proved to be a big blow for the visitors. Churchill Brothers equalised shortly afterwards with a goal from skipper Martín Cháves in the 75th minute.

Both teams will be back in action on February 14. Namdhari will return home to take on relegation-battlers NEROCA at 2 pm, while Churchill Brothers will make the trip to Kalyani to face Inter Kashi at 7 pm.