Punjab draw against Churchill Brothers


I-League 2022: Churchill Brothers and RoundGlass Punjab went toe-to-toe in an epic clash to share the points in the 12th game of the 2021-2022 I League on Friday. Follow I-League 2022 updates on Insidesport.IN

Churchill Brothers, who are considered as one of the title contenders had a rough start to the Hero I League 2021-22. The Goa-based side lost 1-0 to the former Hero I League Champions Gokulam Kerala FC in their first game. RoundGlass Punjab FC on the other hand started their campaign with a brilliant 2-0 result against Rajasthan United Football Club.

I-League 2022: Punjab fight out 2-2 draw against Churchill Brothers

RoundGlass Punjab dominated the early proceedings in the game, controlling the game in the middle of the park but Churchill pressed them immensely. But against the run of play, Sekou Sylla latched onto an inch-perfect cross from Komron Tursunov in the 17th minute to give Churchill the lead.

The Churchill resistance finally broke in the 34th minute of the game as Kurtis Guthrie’s right-footed shot from an acute angle inside the box found its way into the back of the net.

The back and forth between the two teams continued with both teams enjoying successful passages of play during different phases.

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I-League 2022: Punjab fight out 2-2 draw against Churchill Brothers

Churchill regained their lead in the 44th minute as a beautiful first-time curler delivered by the Full Back Lamgoulen Gou Hangshing, found Kenneth Ikechukwu headed the ball into the goal. The first half ended with Churchill leading RoundGlass 2-1.

It looked like Churchill would run away with the three points but RoundGlass Punjab equalized late on in the 88th minute of the game. Kurtis Owen scored a wonderful free-kick from outside the box to bring the game to 2-2 for RoundGlass. The game ended with both teams getting something out of a game in which they put their all in. The end-to-end battle gave both teams a point each.

RoundGlass Punjab FC faces Kenkre FC in the next round of games while, Churchill Brothers will have a chance to secure their first win of the season against Sudeva Delhi, who are a two-game losing streak.

I-League 2022: Punjab fight out 2-2 draw against Churchill Brothers

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