I-League: Lajong holds Churchill Brothers to goalless draw

The home side in Vasco fails to secure fourth successive win in the competition.

Churchill Brothers now has 16 points from 14 matches.   -  H. Vibhu (File Photo)

Churchill Brothers failed in its bid to notch up its fourth successive win as Shillong Lajong held it to a goalless draw in an I-League match here on Sunday.

Churchill started in right earnest and had two chances in the opening minutes but neither of them resulted in a goal. Anthony Wolf won the ball from Yuta Kinowaki with a sliding tackle and took a shot which hit the post, and off the rebound Ansumana Kromah’s strike was saved by Lajong keeper Vishal Kaith. In the 29th minute, Brandon Fernandes’ shot from distance hit the crossbar and bounced off.

The visitor, which did well in keeping Wolf and Kromah in check, failed to have a clear chance in the first half. After the change of ends, Lajong looked a dominant side as it created more scoring chances but could not take advantage of them.

The draw took Churchill Brothers’ points tally to 16 from 14 matches and it remained in the sixth place. Lajong is at fourth with 20 points from 13 matches.

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