Dempo aiming to tighten grip over title with win against AI

Updated: May 04, 2010, 16:07 PM IST

Margao: Table-toppers Dempo will look to tighten their hold on the I-League title when they face Air India in their 24th round match at the Nehru Stadium.

A win against the airmen will all but seal the deal for the hosts, who are nine points ahead of second-placed Mahindra United, if Churchill Brothers fail to beat Mohun Bagan.

Beto`s aggressiveness and his knack of scoring goals has helped the Goan giants win against Sporting Clube de Goa and Mohun Bagan.

Defender Cresent Antao, who suffered an injury against Bagan, has been ruled out for tomorrow`s match and will be replaced by Anwar Ali. Meanwhile, Clifford Miranda who sat out of the last match?due to suspension is back in the side to bolster the attack.

Beto will lead the charge from behind along with Climax Lawrence to keep the attack going.

In the absence of Sunil Chhetri, Ranty Martins and Joaquim Abranches have combined well upfront to trouble the rival defence.

Dempo coach Armando Colaco was all praise for his team for putting up a good show against Mohun Bagan, where the team won the match after conceding goals in the first half.