I-League: Pune FC out to strengthen position against Prayag

Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 8 (IANS) Pune FC have their eyes set on maintaining their position on the league table when they face Prayag United Sports Club in the 15th round of I-League football here Wednesday.

Jan 8 2013, 11:06am CST | by

I-League: Pune FC out to strengthen position against Prayag
Photo Credit: STR, Getty Images

Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 8 — Pune FC have their eyes set on maintaining their position on the league table when they face Prayag United Sports Club in the 15th round of I-League football here Wednesday.

Pune are on a nine-match unbeaten run and will be hoping to round off their north-east and Kolkata mission without any hiccup.

"Yes, we've had a good run going into this match and we will try our best once again. Prayag are definitely a good side on paper despite the run they have had. The last that they played, they dominated and won the match late," said Pune coach Derrick Pereira.

Prayag over the past two games have overhauled their line-up to get back on track. The 1-3 loss to Sporting Clube Goa led to Coach Eelco Schattorie making changes aplenty. Goalkeeper Subrata Paul made way for Kalyani-lad Sangram Mukherjee.

In defence, Nigerian Bello Rasaq returned from his two-game suspension, while Costa Rican playmaker Carlos Hernandez was back for the Dempo SC game. Japanese-New Zealander Kayne Vincent, who was out for long spell out with injury, and M.P.Sakeer, out with suspension, and and ex-Pune FC attacking midfielder Lester Fernandez, are also back in action.

With options aplenty, Pune have a virtually full-strength squad at their disposal.

Pune's main job on the morrow will be keeping I-League top-scorer for the past two seasons Ranti Martins in check. Ranti currently leads the current season with 15 goals.

"Defensively we need to be compact. We will need to play well like we have done so far," said Pereira.


Source: IANS


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian bowlers in fine form in second practice match
Adelaide, Dec 4 (IANS) Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets here Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia.
Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club.
Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.
European golfing duo target Thailand meet
Chonburi (Thailand), Dec 4 (IANS) Two of Europe's most consistent performers will be looking to end 2014 with a bang at the Thailand Golf Championship which takes place at the award-winning Amata Spring Country Club Dec 11-14.

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla