I-League 2022-23: TRAU Earn 3-2 Win Over Churchill Brothers

Last Updated: February 10, 2023, 22:33 IST

TRAU beat Churchill Brothers 3-2 (Twitter)

TRAU beat Churchill Brothers 3-2 (Twitter)

The win avenged TRAU’s 1-6 defeat to the Goan side back in December as Billu Teli, Komron Tursunov and Fernandinho all netted for the red pythons

TRAU FC put up a spirited show to bounce back from behind twice and defeat Churchill Brothers 3-2 in the I-League at the Kumban Lampak Stadium on Friday.

The first 45 minutes were mostly about Churchill, and they took the lead in the 38th minute by sheer luck when Salam Rajan Singh of TRAU tapped the ball into his own net while trying to clear hastily in the 38th minute.

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Leimapokpam Nandakumar Singh’s team did not look like a winning side till the end of the first half but somehow completely transformed itself after the break.

TRAU scored the equaliser through Billu Teli (57th) when he headed the ball to the far post from a short corner by player-of-the-match Fernandinho.

Churchill once again went ahead when substitute Kapil Hoble made it 2-1 in the 66th minute.

A minute later, Komron Tursunov (67th) made it 2-2 before Fernandinho converted a penalty (78th) to seal a fine win.

The win also avenged their 1-6 defeat to the Goan side back in December.

TRAU are now third on the table with 26 points. The top two teams — Sreenidi Deccan and RoundGlass Punjab — are eight points clear of them.

Churchill Brothers are on the fifth spot with 23 points.

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