League football: Eagles looking to lift CFA title

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 23, 2018 04:25 PM IST

Chennai: Second-placed Hindustan Eagles played out a 1-1 draw with Income-Tax Recreation Club in the CFA Senior Division League football match at the Integral Coach Factory Stadium here.

The Eagles started off on a positive note with left-winger Rajaganapathy making probing runs in the left flank of the Income-Tax half. Hindustan broke the deadlock in the 15th minute when Cletus converted.

Rajaganapathy had put the ball into the 18-yardbox where Cletus got the better of four defenders and then slotted the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

Income-Tax equalised against the run of play in the 69th minute with Bebitto finishing a neat cross from the right side. Despite creating numerous efforts in the final third, Eagles failed to test the Income-Tax goalkeeper after that. Both teams settled for a point.

IF TEAMS ARE TIED?

A play-off match will decide the title in the CFA Senior Division League in case second-placed Hindustan Eagles manage to beat leader Indian Bank in the final league encounter at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 27 April.

Members of the organising committee confirmed that the title winner will not be decided either by goal difference or by head-to-head.

Indian Bank are currently on top of the table with 26 points, with eight wins and two draws. They have remained unbeaten in the competition thus far. The Eagles are placed just behind Indian Bank in the second position with 23 points, which includes seven wins, two draws and one loss.