I-League: Sporting Clube eyeing top spot

Mapusa (Goa), Dec 20 : Sporting Clube de Goa will eye the top spot in the Airtel I-League standings when they take on United Sports Club at the Duler Stadium here Saturday.

A win will take them to the top of the ladder, along with Bengaluru FC.

Sporting Clube are placed second at the moment and are considered challengers to leaders Bengaluru FC for the title.

They are just three points behind the leaders but the Spanish coach, Oscar Bruzon, said any plans to compete for positions can wait till February.

"For now, we have to focus on one match at a time," said Bruzon.

"The boys have really worked hard. They have slogged everyday and deserve to be in the position that they are. But, before we can start jumping to conclusions, I need to win against United Sports Club," he said.

Bruzon said it is "mandatory" for his team to collect all three points on offer, especially because they lost 1-3 to United in the away match.

"With due respect to United, it was a game we should have won comfortably. We missed so many chances and conceded two silly goals at the fag end of the match. We don't want such stories to be repeated," he said.

United are currently seventh in the table with 18 points. A win will take them to fourth spot and with the likes of Ranty Martins and Eric Brown to count upon, United will always remain a dangerous side.

--IANS (Posted on 20-12-2013)

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