SCG look for revenge against Mumbai FC

Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa, who lost to Mumbai FC in the first leg, are looking for revenge as they lock horns against them tomorrow at Nehru Stadium here in 16th round of the I-League football championship.

Sporting started their second leg well, winning both matches against Pailan Arrows and Mohun Bagan to take their tally to 20 points from 15 matches and place themselves at the eight place.

The Goa outfit`s confidence is running high after they beat mighty Mohun Bagan. They go in tomorrow`s match with a lot of confidence to avenge the defeat they suffered against the Mumbai side in the away match. "The win against Bagan came at the right time as the team was going through a lean patch. It should do a lot of good to the team`s morale," said Sporting coach Ekendra Singh.

"We are aware Mumbai FC have beaten us in the away match, but at the moment they are going through a lean phase and we should take advantage of it and hit them hard."

Boboi Singh and Rowllin Borges, who got injured in the last match, will not play tomorrow while rest of the team will remain the same. "The boys are upbeat and rearing to go. We want to win as many matches as we can from now on and are looking forward to collect full points as it is our home match," stated Singh.

Mumbai FC have been on a losing streak, going down to Chirag United, Salgaocar and Pune FC in their last three ties to languish at to 11th spot with 14 points from 15 matches.

Coach Khalid Jamil will miss Keegan Pereira tomorrow due to red card. The rest of the team will remain the same. "We need to work harder, create chances and convert them effectively. Last time we played them, we won. But that is past. We have to play with conviction as our opponent have the advantage of playing at home," he said.