Kozhikode, Feb 1 : As the Hero I-League 2019-20 inches closer to the half-way stage, fourth-placed Gokulam Kerala FC will aim to snap the four-game winning run of third-placed Manipuri side Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC, as they go head-to-head in a key clash at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Sunday.
TRAU are on a four-match winning streak now since the Imphal derby over cross-city rivals Neroca FC. Since their defeat to Quess East Bengal in the second week of December last year, they are also in the midst of a six-game unbeaten run.
Gokulam, on the other hand, have been blowing hot and cold, winning half of their eight games so far but also losing three in the process. Marcus, in fact, along with Ugandan Henry Kisekka have accounted for nine of Gokulam’s 12 goals so far and the duo will have to do an encore if the hosts have to stop the TRAU juggernaut in their tracks.
Besides Gokulam’s foreign duo, the likes of Falguni Singh and Premjit Singh for TRAU have also impressed with their skills. Their recent great form notwithstanding and the confidence, the visitors have conceded more than they have scored so far and that will be a worrying factor against the likes of Marcus and Henry upfront, that too at home. Princewill will also have to get his scoring boots given the fact that he is expected to do the bulk of the scoring for the Red outfit. (UNI)