Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wolfe hands Indian team victory


CHURCHILL BROTHERS: Trinidad and Tobago striker Anthony Wolfe, far right in front row, with his Churchill Brothers teammates.

Mark Fraser

 Two weeks ago, Trinidad and Tobago striker Anthony Wolfe scored his first goal since joining defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Churchill Brothers SC. It was an important goal as well, the 1-0 victory against Rangdajied United FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium taking the team out of the relegation zone.

Fresh from their triumph in the 35th Federation Cup, Churchill Brothers had two new foreign players in Costa Rican striker Cristian Lagos and T&T World Cupper Wolfe.

Struggling for most of the season, Churchill Brothers have improved recently with two victories and two draws in their last four IPL matches, but lost 2-0 to Indonesian champions Persipura in Asian Cup action yesterday.

Churchill Brothers are 11th of 13 teams in the IPL.

Wolfe, who moved from North East Stars to the Indian club in January, hammered the rebound of his own penalty to punish the visitors in the second half after there appeared to be nothing to differentiate the two bottom-placed teams.

Wolfe’s 56th minute strike helped Churchill Brothers reach 13 points, one more than Rangdajied United and the same as Mohammedan Sporting. Churchill Brothers, however, displaced Mohammedan Sporting from 12th position due to their superior head-to-head record.