JCT shock Vasco
JCT Mills, Phagwara, denied Vasco, Goa, a chance of finishing second in the National Football League, upsetting them 2-1 in the concluding round match in Ludhiana on Monday.
Had Vasco won the match, they could have finished behind champions Mohun Bagan. With 40 points, all they could manage was a third placing behind Churchill and above another Goa team -- Salgaocar.
Coached by Sukhwinder Singh, who guided his team to the
inaugural NFL crown, JCT, who were languishing at the bottom of the league
table, put up a splendid display today, displaying better combination
than their superior rivals.
It was JCT who forged ahead, when Hardip Saini scored in
After the breather, JCT's Nigerian
recruit Stephen made it 2-0, much to the
dismay of the strong Goan outfit.
Vasco's Peter Rodrigues, Marcos Pereira and Sanjay made
some sporadic moves, which, however, failed to make any impression on the JCT goal.
The lone goal for Vasco was scored by Rodrigues following
JCT logged 21 points from 22 matches.
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