Mah U now in I-league second spot after beating Churchill Bros. by 4-1.
Margao, March 3, 2010: Nehru Stadium at Fatorda witnessed a 4-1 victory for Mahindra United against their biggest rivals Churchill bros and climbed to second spot with 25 points from 14 matches. They are now keen to defeat the table-topper Dempo Sports Club, who have 26 points from 13 matches.
The stars of the match, Mohammed Rafi and Murritala Ali scored two goals each to direct Mahindra United to a convincing 4-1 win in the 14th round of the I-League football tournament on Wednesday.
Rafi scored the first goal of the match in 16th minute giving Mahindra a good head start for the first half. The second half started with Ali scoring in the 56th minute followed by Rafi (70th) and Ali (injury time).
Churchill, started off the game with couple of early scoring chances but failed miserably.
Rafi opened Mahindra’s account with a penalty in the 16th minute when Sushant Mathew was brought down by Rowilson Rodrigues to tap an aerial ball inside the Goal box. In the second half Mahindra’s Strategy was break the opponent’s defense which earned another penalty in the 56th minute when Ali was brought down inside the box by Churchill defender Dhanachandra Singh.