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Churchill clear favourites against United Sikkim

Press Trust of India  |  Mapusa 

Churchill Brothers enjoy a clear three point lead at the top of the table and have a match in hand but TD Subhash Bhowmick is not thinking of the title as yet.

"It is too early to think of anything. We have several matches to go and we have just crossed the half-way stage now.

Let us win more matches and then we can see where we stand," said Bhowmick.

Churchill have won both of their matches at Duler's artificial turf and are favourites to add three points to their tally against the bottom-placed Sikkim United.

"Favourites are only on paper. It will be 11 versus 11 and their chances will be as good as ours," Bhowmick said.

Churchill have been on a roll and scored nine goals in their last two matches.

Bhowmick's only worry will be whether to start with Lebanese striker Akram Moghrabi or Gabonese striker Henri Arnaud, who came from the bench in the previous game and scored twice.

Sikkim United are at the bottom of the pool with 10 points from 14 matches and new coach Nathan Hall, who took charge only recently, is yet to taste a victory.

The northeast side came closest to a victory, after Hall took charge, in the last match against Mumbai FC.

They led 2-1 until the last minute of added time when Ghanaian sharpshooter Yakubu Yusif struck to tie the match at 2-2. The team will be hoping for better luck in Goa.

First Published: Wed, September 15 2010. 13:19 IST