Panchkula, February 28: RoundGlass Punjab FC (RGPFC) will look to maintain their advantage on top of the table as the league is moving to its final stages when they face off against Churchill Brothers in a Round 20 fixture of the Hero I-League 2022-23 season which will be played here at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 PM.
This is RGPFC’s penultimate match at home of the season and the league leaders are unbeaten at home. The team are in a confident mood after the 8 – 0 mauling of Sudeva Delhi FC in their previous match which helped them leap ahead of Sreenidi Deccan to the top of the table. Churchill Brothers will take the field after their hard fought win against Kenkre FC at Goa.
“The most important aspect from last match was getting three points and it will be the same for the match tomorrow. We are against a quality side and should be focused against them inorder to secure all three points, said RGPFC Head Coach Staikos Vergetis during the pre-match press conference. On the minimal gap between matches, coach said, “It is a problem that every team faces and we are obligated to overcome this situation. We are providing everything possible for the players to recover as soon as possible to perform well.”
The season is getting into the final stages and every match is important for the team with the title and ISL promotion on offer. The attack line of the team has been in fine form with Luka Majcen and Juan Mera scoring goals for fun. Luka has 12 goals while Juan Mera has 8 goals in the season occupying the second and third positions of the top goal scorers. The defence has also been in top form, keeping three consecutive clean sheets.
RGPFC midfielder Juan Carlos Nellar during the pre – match press conference said, “I am happy to help the team in every way possible and reach the objective. The energy is high in the dressing room and we are focused and confident to secure three points from the match”.
RoundGlass Punjab FC had played a goalless draw against Churchill Brothers FC in the reverse fixture at Goa last year. RGPFC is currently first in the table with 43 points from 19 matches while Churchill Brothers FC are fourth in the table with 29 points from 19 matches.