Vasco: Unbeaten in their last three games with two consecutive wins, hosts Churchill Brothers will look to keep the momentum going when they take on an unpredictable Indian Arrows at the Tilak ground here on Monday.
Their campaign after the arrival of four new foreign imports has taken a new turn that started an unbeaten streak for the ‘Red Machines’ coach Alfred Fernandes however remains cautious of the young guns who he feels are ‘full of exuberance.’
“It will be fast and furious from the Arrows’ side. They are going from strength-to-strength and with the addition of some under-19 players; they are have grown even stronger,” said the Churchill assistant.
But he also remained confident of his boys who have found a new rhythm. “I had already said that you will be witnessing a completely different Churchill Brothers side as the foreigners have brought in a lot of quality. The team is now more balanced and we are playing good football,” added Fernandes.
Despite their recent run that only has one win in the last five fixtures, with four losses Arrows however are still three points clear of Churchill at seventh position in 12 matches. But the home team has two games in hand, ensuring a win tonight may help them displace the visitors and another may well save from the relegation zone.
Arrows coach Luis Norton de Matos however warned it won’t be an easy task to see-off the gritty under 17-18s. “I know if they beat Indian Arrows tomorrow, they equalize us in the table,” said the Portugese.
But “We are trying to pick up points so that we can keep going ahead. If we lost then Churchill Brothers will have an advantage over us. The last match we lost but we want to win tomorrow,” added captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam.