Churchill Brothers Secure Vital Victory with Late Winner Against Shillong Lajong FC

Martin Chaves seals crucial victory for Churchill Brothers with a dramatic late winner against Shillong Lajong FC.

In a thrilling encounter at the Tilak Maidan, Churchill Brothers clinched a crucial 2-1 win over Shillong Lajong FC in the I-League 2023-24 season, signaling a potential turnaround in their campaign.

The victory propels Churchill Brothers to 20 points from 17 matches, while Shillong Lajong FC remains at 26 points from 17 outings. Despite starting the match as underdogs, Churchill Brothers displayed remarkable resilience and determination throughout the game.

The early stages saw Churchill Brothers asserting their dominance, with Stendly Fernandes breaking the deadlock in the 15th minute after Lalremruata’s free kick was parried into his path by the goalkeeper, Neithovilie Chalieu.

However, Shillong Lajong FC responded just before halftime, as Phrangki Buam capitalized on Douglas Tardin’s precise cross to restore parity.

The second half witnessed a physical and ill-tempered affair, culminating in straight red cards for one player from each side. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Churchill Brothers sealed the victory in the 80th minute through Martin Chaves’ acrobatic scissor kick, sparking jubilant celebrations among the home fans.

The win marks a significant milestone for Churchill Brothers, providing a much-needed boost to their season and igniting hopes of a late surge up the table. With momentum on their side, Churchill Brothers will look to capitalize on this victory and build upon their performance in the remaining matches of the season.

As the I-League 2023-24 season progresses, Churchill Brothers’ resilience and fighting spirit exemplify the unpredictable nature of football, where underdogs can rise to the occasion and overturn expectations.

With their sights set on climbing higher in the standings, Churchill Brothers’ triumph over Shillong Lajong FC serves as a testament to their determination and unwavering belief in their abilities.

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