I-LEAGUE ROUND 16: CHURCHILL BROTHERS WIN WHILE DEMPO DRAW IN AWAY AGAINST SHILLONG LAJONG.

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13.01.2013: SHILLONG LAJONG   0-0   DEMPO SC ( GOA- FT..)
M.O.M : Lalchhuanmawia (SLFC)
SLFC : L.Ralte, Passah, Min-Chol-Son, Lalchhuanmawia, Lallawmzuala, Jeeban, Lalramluaha, Chitra, Lyndoh, Friday, Sukore.
DEM : Subhasish, Samir, Mahesh, Rowilson, Valeriano, Clifford, Climax, Godwin, Romeo, Koko, Abranches.

Match Report
Shillong Lajong FC held defending champions Dempo SC in the 16th round of the I-League at the JN Stadium Shillong to a goalless yet action packed draw.
The Reds started the first half brightly with more ball possession compared to the Goans and created many scoring chances for the home team but were really unlucky to miss out on taking the well deserved lead.
In the 25th minute it was Lajong once again who could have taken the lead when Lalchuanmawia's cross found Friday but the former Mumbai FC striker failed to convert the half chance.
The visitors then had their own chance to break the hearts of the Lajong's Faithfuls in the 15th minute but Samir Naik put the ball wide of the goal. The first half ended goalless, with the second half tantalising poised for a climax-like finishing to the game. The game was made even livelier with an electrifying half-time performance by the Voice of Lajong winners, Kyrshan Suphai and Ribhakupar Shadap, who were accompanied by a group of chidren between ages 8-10.
In the second half Lajong Coach, Desmond Bulpin made three significant changes in the match, bringing in Jacob for Lalramluaha in the 46th minute, Renedy Singh for Ebi Sukore in the 61st while Boithang replaced Jibon Singh in the 79th minute.
The entry of Renedy and Jacob saw the Reds digging in further into the Dempo defence, and Renedy almost made an immediate impact, when he came quite close in the 62nd minute. Lajong's game picked up a notch as they went all out for the lead, but the reigning Champions countered in almost equal fashion but were kept out by some superb defending by the Lajong backline.
Dempo SC also used all of their substitutions, bringing in Selwyn Fernandes for Mahesh Gawli in the 46th minute, Joy Ferrao for Anthony Periera and Nicolav Borges for Indian international Clifford Miranda in the 87th minute.
The visiting side looked threatening on a few occasions in the closing stages of the match, but never really looked like converting the chances, as the match eventually fizzled out to a goalless draw, which once again, betrayed the real character of the match.
Lalchhuanmawia was awarded the Man of the Match for his stellar display on the field.
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13.01.2013: CHURCHILL BROTHERS   2-1   UNITED SIKKIM ( GOA - FT..)
CB: Beto 4', Henry - Pen 72'
USK : John 78'
M.O.M : Bilal (CB)
CB : Sandip, Denzil, Ravanan, Raju Y, Bilal, Steven, Israi, Lenny, Beto, Sanjoy, Henry.
USK : Manatosh, Michel, Anwar, Safar, Abhishek, Sandesh, Mummun, Linekar, John, Nuruddin. Nadang.

APPEAL OF MOHUN BAGAN PRESIDENT SWAPAN SADHAN BASU FOR CLUB FANS THROUGH PRESS RELEASE.

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....During the Derby match of the I League that took place on 9th December 2012, we assessed the seriousness of our player, Syed Rahim Nabi's injury and the fact that violence had spread in the Stadium. We assumed that there would be a recurrence of 16th August 1980 so in order to prevent loss of lives of the spectators and football lovers, the four of us; namely, the General Secretary, Mr. Anjan Kumar Mitra, the Assistant General Secretary, Mr. Srinjoy Bose, the Hony. Finance Secretary, Mr. Debashis Dutta and myself took a decision to withdraw the Team. We felt and I reiterate that we still feel that saving lives is more important than playing a match.

Immediately, an Emergent Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Club was convened in this regard on 10th December at the Club premises, during which all the 21 members present unanimously supported our stand to withdraw the Team. None of the remaining 9 members of the Executive Committee, who were absent in that meeting, neither wrote or spoke to me or to the Hony.

General Secretary that they did not agree with our decision. So it is beyond doubt that our decision was ratified whole heatedly by the Executive Committee of the Club. We have tried to explain to AIFF in this regard and we are grateful to AIFF for giving us another opportunity on 15th January 2013 at New Delhi. We are hopeful that we will not be denied justice. Since last couple of weeks, some people are making comments against the Club Officials and launching mud slinging campaigns rather than trying to save the Club. They are making hay while the sun shines and trying to politicize the entire matter. Many more members and supporters have sent emails and rang me up mentioning that they are with the Club and that they stand by our united decision. The few of those who are trying to divide us are living in fool's paradise.

I, as President of Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, appeal to all Members and Supporters to remain united and with the Club in our moment of crisis and on 15th January 2013 we should all ask AIFF to give us a favourable decision. That must be the motto and one-point agenda for all those of us who sincerely love and care for our beloved Club.

SWAPAN SADHAN BOSE (TUTU) : PRESIDENT : MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB

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