The sixth round of the 2017 I-League season was not the most exciting of affairs with attritional football being the order of the day. However, Aizawl FC and East Bengal managed to come with all three points while Minerva Punjab and Churchill Brothers had to settle for point each.
3. Aizawl FC 1-0 DSK Shivajians
Aizawl FC returned to winning ways in the I-League, eeking out a 1-0 win over DSK Shivajians at home. Brandon Vanlalremdika's was the star for hosts, scoring the winner in the 89th minute of the game, which ensured his side took home all three points in what was a boring display of football.
In a game, where chances were few and far between, Vanlalremdika made no mistake in front of goal, scoring when presented with the chance. The win on Wednesday helped Aizawl secure third place on the table with 13 points, while DSK dropped to seventh with only five points to their name.
2. East Bengal 2-0 Mumbai FC
Indian footballing giants East Bengal maintained their unbeaten start to the tournament, cruising past Mumbai FC 2-0 at the Barasat stadium in Kolkata. The Trinidad and Tobago international Willis Plaza scored a brace in the first half, effectively sealing the game as Mumbai could not cope with the Kolkata based side on the day.
East Bengal's brilliant run of form see's them placed at the top of the table with 16 points while Mumbai stay in mid-table with six points.
1. Minerva Punjab 0-0 Churchill Brothers
Minerva Punjab and Churchill Brothers played out a goalless draw at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana in what was a drab affair. Both Minerva and Churchill had chances to come with away with all three points, but as seen so far in the competition, the quality of finishing leaves a lot to be desired.
The home side coached by Surinder Singh are yet to score a goal at Ludhiana, despite gaining a point, they are firmly rooted to the bottom of the league table with two points. Churchill on the other hand remain in eighth position.