I-League - Round 13: Dempo held to draw, Pune FC & East Bengal win
Dempo SC remain top of the I-League with 29 points from 13 matches, though they were held to a goalless draw by an inform Mumbai FC, who themselves remain fifth with 20 points to their name.
Another inform side in Pune FC scored their fourth win in a row, a 2-1 away win to Shillong Lajong FC, and moved into second spot with 26 points. Striker Jeje Lalpekhlua and winger Khanthang Paite scored for the winners, while defender Govin Moirangthem Singh scored for the hosts.
Meanwhile, East Bengal Club returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win against the Pailan Arrows at Kalyani Stadium, after the red-and-gold had lost their last two encounters. Striker Robin Singh in the first session, and two goals from captain Sanju Pradhan after the break, sealed the win against the young guns.
Elsewhere in Goa, bottom of the table Salgaocar FC returned to winning ways in style with a 4-0 trashing of Air India. All four goals came in the first session, with both striker Milagres Gonsalves and defender Augustin Fernandes scoring a brace. With this win, Salgaocar FC moved off the bottom of the table.
Round 13 Stats
29-December-2012: ONGC 1-1 United Sikkim FC (Mumbai)
Goals: 0-1 Nima Tamang (13′), 1-1 Sachin Gawas (24′)
29-December-2012: Shillong Lajong FC 1-2 Pune FC (Pune)
Goals: 0-1 Jeje Lalpekhlua (29′), 0-2 Khanthang Paite (48′), 1-2 Govin Moirangthem Singh (59′)
29-December-2012: Churchill Brothers SC – Mohun Bagan AC (Goa)
- match cancelled as Mohun Bagan suspended from league -
29-December-2012: Prayag United SC 1-3 Sporting Clube de Goa (Kolkata)
Goals: 0-1, 1-2 Ogba Kalu Nnanna (5′,68′), 1-1 Ranti Martins Soleye (15′), 1-3 Joseph Pereira (90+4′)
30-December-2012: Salgaocar FC 4-0 Air India (Mapusa)
Goals: 1-0, 3-0 Milagres Gonsalves (21′,25′), 2-0, 4-0 Augustin Fernandes (23′,35′)
30-December-2012: East Bengal Club 3-0 Pailan Arrows (Kalyani)
Goals: 1-0 Robin Singh (44′), 2-0, 3-0 Sanju Pradhan (55′,86′)
30-December-2012: Mumbai FC 0-0 Dempo SC (Mumbai)