• Churchill 2-1 United
  • Pune 1-1 Eagle
  • Mohammedan 2-1 sikkim
  • Dempo 2-1 Bhowanipur
14.01.2014: UNITED SC 1-2 Churchill Brothers (KOCHI - FT.)
CB : Shabana 4', Balwant 18'
USC : Ranty 42'

CRB : Lalit, Sanjay, Denzil, Ravanan, Raju Y, Lenny, Saran, Shabana, Alesh, Wolfe, Balwant.
USC : Jayanta, Deepak, Anupam, Dhanachandra, Lalkamal, Souvik, Jayanta, Tapan, Vineeth, Eric, Ranty...... REF : Santosh Kumar

PRESS RELEASE - UNITED SC : United Sports Club had a bad start to their Federation Cup campaign as they went down 1-2 against the Churchill Brothers in the first match of Group A. Jayanta Paul, who joined the Purple Brigade only a few days back on loan from East Bengal started between the sticks, but it took him only 5 minutes to concede the first goal when despite saving the first shot of Shabana, he was beaten by the shot taken on rebound.... MATCH LIVE COMMENTARY BELOW

Churchill had another good chance in the 17th minute, when Balwant had a good run down the right, but his shot was blocked well by Jayanta.It, however, took the Red Machines only a minute more to double their lead when Balwant once again looked the danger man as he used a great through ball from Lenny Rodrigues to give his team a 2 goal cushion.

The Kolkata sprung to life late into the first half as they pulled off a couple of good moves to take the Churchill defense by surprise. In the 40th minute, Eric Brown pulled the trigger from the left edge, but his shot was wide from the target. However, in the 43rd minute, Ranti Martins showed a glimpses of his brilliance when he took a sharp turn and unleashed a powerful shot to halve the deficit for his side.

After the break, United once again tried hard to find that elusive equalizer but couldn't invade the opponent box with ease. Eric Brown took one of his trademark long range shots, but the opponent custodian did well to parry the danger.However, the best chance of the half came to Ranti Martins, when he failed to get hold of the ball despite being in an unmarked position after Mohammed Rafique did well to supply him the ball.

The match ended with a 2-1 scoreline and United had to taste defeat in their very first match.


FULL TIME Churchill Brothers beat United SC 2-1 in opener of Fed Cup 2014.

90+2': Rafiq missed one to one chance.
90': 4 minute added time.
90': Corner for United, Lal's kick cleared and Rajinder shot went wide.
87': Another miss of United, Rajinder cross from right but no man to head.
86': Attack of United, Eric's cross and header of Vineeth deflected from Defence.
84': PLAYER CHANGE - CHURCHILL : Micky Fernandex in and Shabana out.
83': Still the scoreline is 2-1 for Churchill Brothers.
82':Chance to Eric, his left footer went out for corner.
70': Still the scoreline is 2-1 for Churchill Brothers.
66'; Eric got a chance but his drop shot went for CB goalkick.
65': Free kick to USC but deflectd from Churchill wall.
61': Churchill is attacking more and more, Right footer of Shabana went to Jayanta.
60': Still the scoreline is 2-1 for Churchill Brothers.
56':Counter attack of United SC, good block by Raju
55':back to back two attack of Churchill, good block in defence
51': In other match Bhowanipur is leading 1-0 against Dempo.
50': Still the scoreline is 2-1 for Churchill Brothers.
48':Good move through Vineeth, ball cleared
46':Handball by Sanjay, free kick to United SC
47': PLAYER CHANGE - CHURCHILL : Binish in place or Alesh.
46': Starts of 2nd half match.
HALF TIME : The scoreline is United SC 1-2 Churchill Brothers.
45': Now the scoreline is Inited SC 1-2 Churchill Brothers.
45': Referee added 2 minuted more.
42':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Ranty reduces one for United SC. Brilliant half turn and a powerful shot. No chance to Lalit to resist.
40':Beautiful attack of United SC, Ranty's forward pass to Eric, his shot beat keepr but just missed far post.
40': Churchill Brothers 2-0 United SC.
37':Chance to Ranty from counter attack of United SC, but ball goes wide
36':Balwant's header from Wolfe's centre, directly in Jayanta's hand
35': Churchill Brothers 2-0 United SC.
33': Players Change in United SC: Md Rafiqe in place of Souvik Chakraborty
32':Eric's shot, good block in defence
29':Chance to Ranty from Souvik's centre, Ranty's header went over the bar
25':Wolfe's left footed long ranger, deflected and a corner to Churchill Brothers
23':Nearly another chance to Churchill when USC keeper Jayanta fails to control properly.Jayanta saves it in second try, no chance to Wolfe
21': Balwant score the goal with same style as Shabana did. Both were one to one situation.
20':United SC's move but Vineeth is in offside
20': Churchill Brothers 2-0 United SC.
19': Henry Ezeh, Rahul Bheke and Sehnaj Singh join Mumbai FC
18':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Balwant Singh scores for Churchill Brothers. 2-0.
16':Long ball to find Balwant, Jayanta saves it easily
15': Churchill Brothers is leading 1-0.
14':Another brilliant chance to Churchill Brothers through Balwant. Good save by Jayanta to save another sitter
13':Excellent cross of Shanbana to Wolfe, but he missed the ball. Another brilliant chance to Churchill
13':Forward pass to Wolfe, but he is in offside position
11':Churchill's move but defenders made no mistake this time
10': Churchill Brothers is leading 1-0.
5':Yellow Card to Dhanachandra. Bad tackle to Shabana.
4': GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Churchill scored through Shabana through an one to one situation.
1':Chance to United SC from Eric's center, Vineeth's header went wide.
1': Match starts at Kerala.

14.01.2014: EAGLES FC 1-1 PUNE FC (KOCHI - FT.)
PFC : Mustafa 58'
EAG : Koko Sokibo 78'

EAG : Jagroop, Charles, Govin, Najesh, Sakibo, Odili, Shajeer, Bisheshwor, Sushil, Gouranga, Subhas.
PFC : Amrinder, Tabia, Calum, Anas, Zeeshan, Gurjinder, Arata, James, Douhou, Anthony, Mustafa.

FT : Match end. Scoreline is 1-1.
90': The score line is 1-1.
58': GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL : Riga Mustafa advanced Pune FC.
HT : still the scoreline is 0-0.
40': Still Pune FC 0-0 Eagle FC.
13':Yellow Card to Meyer for his bad tackle to Gouranga.

PUNE FC PRESS RELEASE : Pune FC was held to a 1-1 draw by home side Eagles FC in their 35th Federation Cup Group-A opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, on Tuesday. Striker Riga Mustapha (59th minute) gave Pune FC the lead before striker Koko Sakibo (78th) equalised for Eagles. With a point each, Pune FC and Eagles FC stay second in the group behind Churchill Brothers SC (3 points).

The game began with Pune FC dominating early possession as they went close in the 9th minute. Controlling the ball in the midfield, winger James Meyer created space and let fly from 35-yards only for his effort to sail over the horizontal.

At the other end, Eagles pushed ahead and went close couple minutes later. After the Pune FC defense failed to clear a ball on the edge of the box, ‘keeper Amrinder Singh rushed out to block the through ball and keep the opponents at bay.

Pune FC once again went close moments later. Picking up the ball on the half-line, playmaker Douhou Pierre went on a counter down the right flank before cutting back to Meyer. The Australian controlled the ball pushing it ahead, but his low grounder lacked power and was easily saved by Eagles custodian Jagroop Singh. Both sides thereafter failed to create any close chance and went into the break tied at goalless.

At the start of the second half, Snoei handed winger Gabriel Fernandes a debut, bringing him in place of Arata Izumi who walked out after the first half with a limp. The move saw Meyer drop back and the new signing take his place on the right wing.

Pune FC began the second half on the offensive and started penetrating the Eagles’ defense. Four minutes after restart, Riga did well to find winger Anthony D’Souza on the left. The Goan cut in passed a defender on the edge of the box before releasing a right-footed that sailed over.

After continuously attacking the opponent's goal, Pune FC finally took the lead around the hour mark. Douhou brilliantly sent Othallo Tabia clear on the right flank. Doing well to run deep Tabia did well with a perfect chipped pass into the box. Keeper Jagroop, who tried to collect the ball, messed up the collection allowing Riga to capatalise on the gifted opportunity and bury the ball home from close.

Five minutes later at the other end, Amrinder pulled off a great save to block Felix Chidi's freekick from the edge of the box after James Meyer was pulled up for a foul. Into the final quarter, Eagles equalised after the Pune FC defense failed to clear the ball. Striker Koko bulldozed past a host of defenders, took a crack which was blocked by Anas and then did well to control the rebound and finish on second attempt.

In the final ten minutes, Pune FC tried to penetrate into the Eagles box but the home side held on for the draw.

14.01.2014: Mohammedan SC 2-1 United Sikkim FC (Manjeri - FT) :: GO HOME Pune FC vs Eagles
MSC: Luis, Nirmal, Mehrajuddin, Luciano, Dhanarajan, Manish, Antoni, Penn, Israil, Nabi, Joshimer.

FT : Match end. Mohammedan SC win their first match in Fed Cup.
90': Now the scoreline is 2-1 for Mohammedan as Joshimar and Penn scored for Mohammedan.
86': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-1. United Sikkim reduced the margin through Adeleza.
80': Mohammedan SC is leading 2-0 now.
72':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Mohammedan SC leading 2-0 through Penn's brilliant goal
69':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Mohammedan SC leading through Joshimer's brilliant goal
62':Joshimer's shot but a brilliant save by Sikkim's keeper
60':After one hour of play score remains goalless
46':Second half resumes
HALF TIME. Score remains goalless after the end of first half
45':Referee added 3 minutes of injury time
43':Another good opportunity to Mohammedan SC through Nirmal, but he missed the chance
40':United Sikkim's attack, shot hit the cross bar and went out.
37':Nabi's shot, went wide. Score remains goalless
33':Back to back two corner of Mohammedan Sporting. Keeper finally saves the ball
28':Counter attack of United Sikkim, but Dhanarajan committed a foul. Free kick to United Sikkim
24':Luis Barreto saves the ball from corner
23':First corner of the match to United Sikkim
18':United Sikkim's attack, Luis made a brilliant save in a close shot
15':Chance to Joshimer, but he missed a good opportunity
9':Chance to United Sikkim but good save by Dhanarajan in middle
5': Free kick to MSC. Penn's kick went out
0':Kick off
0':Full crowded stadium in Manjeri, Malappuram, Kerala

14.01.2014: Dempo SC 2-1 Bhawanipore FC (Manjeri - FT..)

Dempo: Kattimani, Debabrata, Simon, Selwyn, Narayan, Pronoy, Carvalho, Clifford, Beto, Romeo Jeje

FULL TIME. Dempo SC beat Bhawanipur FC in 2-1 in their first match of Federation Cup 2014
86':Players Change in Dempo: Prabir in place of Debabrata
76':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Dempo leading now 2-1 against Bhawanipur. Beto scores for Dempo
67':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Dempo equalise through Alwyn. Brilliant one-two with Beto and a brilliant finish
46':Second half resumes
HALF TIME. Bhawanipur FC leading 1-0 against Dempo SC after the end of first half
37':Players Change in Dempo: Alwyn in place of Pronay
30':After half hour of the match Bhowanipur SC still leading 1-0.
8':GOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL Bhawanipur SC advances through Dipendu Duary
0':Nearly a houseful Manjeri Sports Complex