Injured Beto may miss two matches
The goalless draw against Salgaocar in their I-league match yesterday, could haunt Churchill Bros should East Bengal win their match against Prayag United on Friday.
"It was another chance lost to regain a five point lead. It was a tough match and both teams wanted to get the three points which were very crucial for us. Both teams missed chances," said Churchill coach Mariano Dias.
In what was a competitive game, Churchill suffered a casualty when star attacking midfielder Beto was injured as early as the 36th minute. The Brazilian was replaced by Bikramjit Singh.
Churchill Brothers have been one of the consistent sides in this year's I-League. They have played a pleasing brand of football and have a healthy blend of youth and experience in their ranks which sees them top the I-League table with 44 points from 21 matches, three ahead of rivals East Bengal. East Bengal have 41 points from 21 matches followed by Pune FC with 37 from 20 matches and Dempo 35 points from 21 matches.
"Beto will be out for the next two to three games. He had a hamstring injury. (Lamine) Tamba had an injury too. Lenny (Rodrigues) and Bikram (Singh) played well. I’m happy with their performance. Henry (Antchouet) was not at his best. I don’t know what happened to him," said Mariano. [H]