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JCT rally past Vasco

Source: PTI
March 30, 2005 20:27 IST
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Costly lapses by Vasco defenders helped JCT to rally and score a 2-1 win in the ninth National Football League match in Margao on Wednesday.

After a listless first half, where both the teams wasted one scoring chance each, Vasco took the lead in the 63rd minute through Francis Fernandes.

JCT restored parity in the 70th minute after Vasco goalkeeper Virender Singh managed to block a Sukhjinder Singh free kick, but the weak clearance went to Julius Akpel who darted in and shot home to restore parity.

Vasco defence again lost concentration soon when a combined move by substitute Jaswinder Singh and Alexander Jebba caught them off guard.

Jaswinder Singh after entering the box squared the ball to Jebba who slammed in from close to put JCT 2-1 ahead.

Vasco who had better ball possession combined well upfront through Fabio Soares and Sidney Rodrigues but were allowed little space by the rival defenders. And whenever they broke the shackles they were frustrated by alert 'keeper Mansuru, who twice denied Rodrigues.

Today's win took JCT's tally to 21 points from 14 matches while Vasco, who suffered their 8th defeat, remained on 11th place with 12 points.


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