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JCT trounce Tollygunge

Source: PTI
April 21, 2005 19:36 IST
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JCT Mills, Phagwara, got past Tollygunge Agragami 3-1 to further worsen the Kolkata team's position in the relegation zone in the National Football League in Kolkata on Thursday.

Manjit Singh and Sakatar Singh netted for the winners in the first half, before Harvinder Singh struck breather in the drab Salt Lake stadium outing. Suman Dutta (junior) scored a consolation goal for Tollygunge towards the end.

After today's victory, JCT's points tally have shot up to 26 from 18 matches, and they continue in the sixth position.

In contrast, lowly placed Tollygunge's crisis deepened, as they remained at the tenth spot with 15 points from 18 games. Only Vasco (14 from 18 matches) and SBT (13 from 18 matches) are placed below Tollygunge in the 12-team league where the last four sides would be relegated.

JCT went ahead in the 17th minute when Manjit capitalised on a loose ball to fire a powerful volley which went into the net, beating Tollygunge custodian Sudip Sarkar all hands down.

The millmen got the insurance goal 14 minutes later, with Sukhwinder Singh setting up Sukhjinder Singh with a measured cross. Sukhjinder found Sakatar on the clear, and released the ball to the striker, who volleyed in.

Tollygunge tried to stage a recovery in the second half, but failed to create positive chances.

Harvinder increased the margin in the 75th minute as he snatched the ball from Isiaka Abayomi and directed it into the goal with a right footer.

With the writing clearly on the wall, Tollygunge managed to make the scoreline 3-1 in the 86th minute with Dutta finding the mark from close.

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