Akram brilliance earns Churchill win in Shillong

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A brilliant goal from Akram Moghrabi in injury time helped Churchill Brothers earn full points against hosts Shillong Lajong in the round seven match of the I-League here at JN Sports Complex on Saturday. With this win Churchill have 15 points from seven matches.

There was not much of action in the first half to write about except in the 25th minute when unmarked Akram Moghrabi failed to control a nice ball by skipper Henri

Arnaud A Rebienot. Had Akram controlled the ball and took a try on target the story would have been different and the result was 0-0 at the lemon break.

Changing over the side it was Lajong who dominated proceedings, but the lady luck failed to smile over them. In the 56th minute Eugenson Lyngdoh volleyed the ball over the rival defenders and set it for Sushil Kumar Singh whose shot was inches off target.

In the 64th minute the tourists came close to changing the score when Bineesh Balan volleyed the ball and for Akram to nod home. But his shot kissed the post and went wide.

In the 69th minute Jacob Lalrawngbawla took a long range power full shot from just outside the danger arc but the ball re-bounced hitting the woodwork. As the match was on its way for the long whistle Akram Moghrabi, taking a long try found the back of the net and earned three points for his team and earned man of the match award for himself.

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