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I-League: Autchouet's 'trick puts Churchill atop table

December 17, 2011 20:47 IST

Churchill Brothers surged to the top of the I-League ladder for the first time after securing a comfortable 6-0 victory over Shillong Lajong FC in their tenth round I-League encounter at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Saturday.

Roberto Mendes da Silva opened the scoring with a penalty in the 29th minute, followed by a Lalrindika Ralte strike. The second half saw a flurry of goals when ND Opara added his name on the scoresheet before striker Henri Autchouet's scored a second half hat-trick.

The comfortable victory helped Churchill take their tally to 23 points, two more than Dempo, who have a match in hand against Air India on Sunday.

Sporting Clube hold Mohun Bagan

Sporting Clube de Goa struck a goal through a penalty to hold Mohun Bagan 1-1 in a tenth round I-League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.

The evenly-contested match saw both the teams playing a goalless first-half before Syed Rahim Nabi gave the home side a 73rd

minute lead.


in a space of seven minutes, Sporting Clube equalized when Kalu Ogba Nnanna converted a spot kick to earn a point.

Mohun Bagan now have 20 points, while Sporting Clube have 13.

Chirag United Kerala defeat Prayag United 2-1

A brace by David Sunday helped Chirag United Kerala produce their first home win of the season and edge out Prayag United SC 2-1 in a tight encounter in the tenth round of I-League

at the University Stadium, Trivandrum.


Yakubu struck for Prayag to reduce the deficit.

The win earned Chirag eight points and Prayag are sitting on 17 points after 10


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