Indian Arrows receives Neroca in Goa while both sides seek to build momentum
Vasco Da Gama, January 4 () Full of confidence after his impressive victory over the Goa giants, Churchill Brothers, Indian Arrows will seek to produce another good show when they host Manipur's Neroca FC in an I-League match here on Sunday.
The Arrows, under the skilful guidance of coach Shanmugam Venkatesh, created more than a flutter when they beat Churchill Brothers 2-1 last week for their first win of the campaign.
Manipur, on the other hand, has not been as impressive as his debut season, but a well-disputed draw at the home of the defending champions of the city of Chennai in his last outing would have prepared them very well for Sunday's game at the Tilak Maidan here. .
Neroca coach Gift Raikhan identified the score as one of the areas in which this team would need to focus.
Indian Arrows is a very good team, as was evident in their victory against Churchill Brothers and we are not taking them lightly, the coach said on the eve of the game.
We need to score, but our focus will be to take three points anyway. We respect the talent that the Arrows have a lot, but we will surely play to win.
The Arrows Venkatesh gaffer, on the other hand, was more focused on starting the year well.
Obviously, a victory increases motivation before the next matches. But we cannot sit back and rejoice over the previous result at this time. It's time to take advantage of those three points and move on, he said.
The arrows are indefatigable in their approach and their players like Vikram Partap and Givson Singh are brave and relentless when they look for an opening. Neroca is well served under the bar with Trinitarian veteran Marvin Phillip making good changes regularly, but key players like Chanso Horam and Taryk Sampson will have to be alert in defense and if the likes of Malian striker Boubacar Diara can score more in attack, Visitors can leave Goa with three crucial points. ATK ATK