I-League: Gokulam Kerala moves top with win; TRAU, Churchill play out draw

Gokulam Kerala leads the points table but is level on points with second-placed TRAU FC and third-placed Churchill Brothers.

Denny Antwi struck a brace in Gokulam's win over Mohammedan SC.   -  Twitter @ILeagueOfficial

Ghanaian forward Dennis Antwi’s brilliant brace helped Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC) record a 2-1 win over Mohammedan Sporting in a I-League championship round match at the Kalyani Stadium on Sunday.

GKFC totaled 26 points to tie with Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) and Churchill Brothers, but leapfrogged both on better head-to-head results to take the top spot.

All three teams will be in contention for the title during the mouthwatering last round on Saturday.

GKFC played with purpose and Antwi drew first blood when he chested down the ball inside the box and turned to his left to shoot home in the 19 minute.

Antwi again showed his class when he shot from a tight angle to beat goalkeeper Priyant Singh between his legs in the 33 minute.

Sporting played better in the second half as substitute custodian Zafar Ali Mondal made some excellent saves and the forward line created chances.

Sujit Sadhu’s 85 minute header put GKFC under pressure but the green shirts managed to hang on to their lead.

In an early kick-off, TRAU and Churchill Brothers played out a 1-1 draw at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

The results:

At Kalyani Stadium: GKFC 2 (Dennis Antwi 19, 33) bt Mohammedan Sporting 1 (Sujit Sadhu 85).

At Kishore Bharati Krirangan: TRAU 1 (Phalguni Singh 43) drew with Churchill Brothers 1 (Luka Majcen 28).

At Kalyani Stadium: Roundglass Punjab FC 1 (Chencho Gyeltshen 37) bt Real Kashmir FC 0.

 

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