Churchill Brothers and Chennai in FC played out a goalless draw in the Super Cup Group D fixture at Sports Council Stadium , Wayanad in Manjra on Saturday . Both teams struggled to create meaningful chances in the first half .
In the 43rd minute , wingback Akash Sang wan received a cross from his captain Anirudh Thapa and tried to head the ball into the net . But Churchill custodian Nora Fernandes was up for the challenge and pulled out a superb save to deny Chennai in .
Unlike the first half , the second was more entertaining as both teams pressed hard for a goal . Chennai in dome anted the half and created better opportunities . In the 63rd minute , Chennai in were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position but Anirudh Thapa’s shot missed the net by a whisker .
Churchill’s best chance of scoring came in the 73rd minute after the referee awarded a freekick in their favour . But Martin Nicholas ‘ kick directed towards goal was thwarted by Chennai in goalkeeper Samika Mitre . Chennai in , who had defeated Northeast United FC in their first match , have four points while Churchill , who lost their opening game has just one point and are on the verge of getting eliminated .