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Sporting looking for a win against HAL

Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa is looking to end their I-League campaign on a winning note as they take on relegated team HAL tomorrow at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda here.

Sporting Clube de Goa Technical Director Alex Alvares was hopeful that his team would finish among the top five but the defeat against East Bengal in their last match dashed all hopes and are now on eight place with 37 points.

A win tomorrow will not alter their position as they will finish behind Prayag United who are on 42 points from 25 matches. "Now that we play our last match at home we want to end on a winning note. HAL are an unpredictable side who can turn things around on their given day. My boys are ready for the challenge and I expect a close contest," stated Alvares.

With James Moga back in the side after one match suspension, the attack will look more sharper, summed up Alvares said.

HAL who are relegated to the second division of the I-League will play their last match tomorrow are on 8 points and hoping to end the season on winning note. HAL coach Ramalingam Thyagraj said we are aware of tomorrow`s challenge. We drew against them in our last meeting but tomorrow they have the home advantage and we have to play to our potential for a win," said Thyagraj.

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