Thursday , 13 December 2018


Minerva begin defense of title with game against Churchill Brothers

IANS   PANCHKULA Defending Champions Minerva Punjab FC, begin their I-League title defense with a home game against Goan giants Churchill Brothers Sports Club at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here today. The ‘Warriors’ from Punjab have a 2-1 head to head advantage going into the game with the former two-time winners. Both teams have new strategists at the helm ... Read More »

Sporting Clube fight back to dent Salgaocar FC; occupy fourth slot

NT NETWORK   DULER Sporting Clube de Goa coach made six changes with the team that lost to Dempo Sports Club in their previous game and Salgaocar Football Club took the initiative by scoring in the first half where they played superior football. But, the former champions fought back in the second to score twice and end the evening with ... Read More »

Not much of home advantage in ISL

DHIMAN SARKAR|HT   KOLKATA By winning two of their eight home games, ATK emerged champions in the first and third editions of the Indian Super League (ISL), in 2014 and 2016. If despite a success percentage (based on the number wins and draws) of 48.57 at home ATK have been this successful, Steve Coppell’s team shouldn’t really be worried about ... Read More »


St Anthony’s taste victory over Nuvem Varca: St Anthony’s SC, Colva entered the quarterfinals of Varca Panchayat Cup football tournament defeating Nuvem SC 5-4 via the tie breaker played at Varca grounds on Friday. The teams played a goalless draw in regulation time. In the tie breaker St Anthony’s SC proved to be the better shooters, scoring accurately through Nelson ... Read More »

Navelim pull off win in close encounter

NT NETWORK   Cavelossim Navelim SC entered the quarterfinals of Cavelossim Panchayat Cup football tournament defeating  St Rock’s Youth Club, Majorda 2-1 in a closely contested match played at Fr Drunstan and Wellington grounds, Cavelossim on Friday. Both the teams matched each other well in all the departments of the game and had equal chances to find the mark. While ... Read More »

ATK stay safe at home defeating Chennaiyin

Dhiman Sarkar | HT   KOLKATA Till Carlos Salom swooped to conquer and flicked home Francis Fernandes’ delivery in the 17th minute, it seemed defending champions Chennaiyin FC were the living embodiment of Murphy’s Law, which says if something has to go wrong it will, in ISL 5. By the third minute, the visitors were trailing at Salt Lake stadium ... Read More »

I-League starts with uncertain future looming large

PTI   NEW DELHI Its future uncertain due to the impending restructuring of the country’s football structure, the I-League kicks off Friday with a lot of promise following a fantastic previous season and a fair amount of buzz due to Real Kashmir’s debut in the top division. The All India Football Federation’s development side Indian Arrows and Chennai City FC ... Read More »

Dempo SC enhance goal scoring blitz with 6-1 win over Velsao

NT NETWORK   DULER U-20 player Pruthvesh Pednekar made the impossible, possible as he managed to control a ball that was on its way out and bending forward headed the ball from zero angle in to score the first goal for Dempo Sc in their 6-1 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Professional league organized by Goa ... Read More »

Churchill Brothers promise to play the right chords

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Churchill Brothers FC will take on Minerva Punjab FC on October 28 in their first match of I-League 2018-19 to be held in Chandigarh at 2.00 pm. The new look team, comprising of 21 members, flew to Chandigarh on Thursday with Romanian head coach Petre Gigiu, technical staff manager Denzie Ferrao and Colin Alemao. “We have ... Read More »

10-man NorthEast hold Jamshedpur for draw

IANS   Guwahati NorthEast United climbed back to the top of the Indian Super League after an 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here on Thursday. Bartholomew Obgeche (20th minute) gave the hosts early lead before Farukh Chaudhary cancelled out his strike in the 49th minute. It was the Highlanders who created the first real ... Read More »