Mapusa: Fresh from their win against Salgaocar FC, Sporting Clube de Goa are looking to keep their winning momentum going when they lock horns with Churchill Brothers in the 19th round of the I-League, played at Duler Stadium in Mapusa, Friday.
Clube's win against Salgaocar has put them out of the relegation zone and they are now placed 9th with 17 points from 17 matches.
Sporting coach Oscar Barreras is happy after his team won against Salgaocar and is determined to wipe off the bitter memories when they lost to Churchill Brothers 8-4 in their previous encounter.
The team is in better shape now after the inclusion of two Spanish players.
Defender Angel Berlanga, who scored a goal against Salgaocar on debut, along with debutant Juan Franciso Garcia Pena will play a key role against Churchill Brothers, who are without Bilal Najjarian.
Beto, who has injured his index finger, is also a doubtful starter for Churchill Brothers.
Clube are out of the relegation zone and have now jumped to 9th place with 17 points from 17 matches. They will sure miss Dawson Fernandes who is ruled out due to injury.
While Jovl Martins and Rovan Pereira are back in the side from injury. Churchill Brother's coach Mariano Dias was disappointed with the way his team played against Mumbai FC which ended in a draw.
They are leading the table with 38 points from 16 matches, two points ahead of East Bengal who have played two matches more than them.
"The boys need to remain focused and win the next two matches which will help tem to stay clear of East Bengal during the one month break," stated Dias.