I-League: DSK, Churchill looking for full points

DSK Shivajians hosts Churchill Brothers in the fourth round of the Hero I-League at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Saturday.

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"In this league, anyone is capable of beating anybody, on the day," says DSK coach David Rogers.   -  AIFF

DSK Shivajians hosts Churchill Brothers in the fourth round of the Hero I-League at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Saturday. Both managers, David Rogers and Alfred Fernandes, are looking for a positive result in the match.

Churchill Brothers coach Alfred Fernandes said, "We come into this match with a mission; to get points." He added, "In the first three matches, we played to our potential, displaying good performances, but the results did not go our way."

Churchill Brothers has lost all its three matches, with the last two defeats coming at home. "It is seen, against big clubs such as Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, you cannot make silly mistakes — which cost us valuable points."

"The team missed a couple of chances, in the opening match against Mohun Bagan. In the second match, at home against Mumbai, we scored the first goal. But we could not hold on to it, as we conceded a goal in the final minute. In the last match, we lost to East Bengal, despite playing a good match, tactically," he added.

"We are playing good football. Hopefully, tomorrow's match can be a turning point for us to put points on the board," he said.

DSK Shivajians managed its first win of the campaign when it got past Chennai City FC in its last home fixture. Talking about Saturday's opponent, the British manager David Rogers expressed, "It is great to see Churchill Brothers back in the Hero I-League. They are a good addition to the league."

"Churchill Brothers have got good players. They have a good manager. In this league, anyone is capable of beating anybody, on the day. If you do not prepare the right way and underestimate opponents, then you can face problems", Rogers concluded.