Minerva Punjab hosted Churchill Brothers in the Hero I-League 2017 campaign at Punjab. The match resulted in a goalless draw as both sides settled for a point each.
Match conditions were pretty upsetting due to the bad condition of the field and players found it quiet hard to play on such a field.
First chance of the match came at the 13th minute when the home side’s Victor Amobi took off on a run from his own half but was directed away before reaching the keeper by Churchill’s full back Adil Khan.
Just before half-time,Loveday brought down Churchill’s strike Wolfe just outside the box.There were shouts for a penalty but the referee gave a free-kick,rightly so.The free kick taken by Adil Khan saw the ball go just over the crossbar.
Only 3 minutes later, Priyant Singh almost found the back of the net for Minerva but the away keeper Priyant Singh pushed away the curling ball.
Churchill almost got a goal at the dying moments of the first half when Wolfe hit in a cross from the edge of the pitch only to be sent away from Chesterpaul by Arashpreet.
Second half underwent and it was the home side again who almost found a goal when Amobi stole the ball from the midfield and made a run combining play with Filatov and burst into the box,and then shot at goal which was diverted away by Priyant Singh for a corner.
Karim and Wolfe had chances towards the end of the match but neither put in enough to find a goal.
At fulltime,the scores were level.
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– Nandan Rajeev