Roberto Silva scored a brace to help Churchill Brothers beat hosts Shillong Lajong in the 15th round I-League
encounter at the J N Sports Complex in Shillong, on Wednesday.
Playing before the packed stadium Lajong fans returned disappointed as their favorite team did not give them reason to cheers.
Churchill who played exceptional game throughout netted their first goal in the 34th minute off a spot kick, when Lajong skipper Zenith Mashangva, handled the ball inside the box, to which visitors captain Roberto Silva made no mistake to place the ball inside the net.
In the 44th minute Goan custodian Felix d’ Souza had real test in the entire first half, when he beautifully flicked off the Eugenson Lyngdoh’s shot from the corner.
Changing the side, though Lajong did created few chances to level the score but strikers weren’t upto the mark upfront.
In the 78th minute Roberto completed his brace to give Churchill 2-0 win over local favourites. He was adjudged man of the match for his outstanding performance.
The scoreline remained the same till the final whistle.
With this win Churchill now have 29 points from 14 matches while Lajong stays at 17 points from 15 outings.
The 10th round encounter between the two was won by Churchill by 6-0.