Salgaocar look for I-League revival against ONGC
Posted on: 04:00 PM IST Dec 13, 2012
Margao: In a clash of the two bottom-placed teams, Salgoacar FC and ONGC will be looking for a revival when they face off in an 11th round I-League match at the Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
With only a win against Mumbai FC, Salgoacar - who have suffered three straight defeats in the last three matches - have six points from 10 matches and are looking to collect full points against their opponent who are also lying at the bottom with six points.
Coach David Booth has warned his boys to perform now or never as this is the best chance to win against a side whose morale is lying low with only a win from ten outings. "The team is playing well but the strikers have let us down by not scoring when opportunity came their way which saw in our defeats in the last three matches. The defence is also a concern that they tend to lose concentration in the latter part of the game and concede goals which they must stop if we are to win tomorrow," stated Booth.
ONGC put their best performance against Dempo when they won 4-1 but lost their way thereafter leaving coach Subrata Bhattacharya worried. "We have a good chance tomorrow to win against Salgaocar as they're going through a lean patch. The boys have come well prepared to challenge them and I expect it to be a close contest," stated Bhattacharya.
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