Vasco beat Tollygunge by solitary goal

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Vasco down Tollygunge by a solitary goal and move to the second place in the 7th edition National Football League.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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Vasco defence warded off second half threats to down a fighting Tollygunge by a solitary goal and move to the second place in the 7th edition of the Oil PSU National Football League at the Nehru Stadium here today. Vasco dominated the first half and scored the all important goal in the 50th minute through striker Rui Wanderlei Weis. With this win, Vasco collected 21 points from ten matches and moved to second place displacing Dempo (20) while Tollygunge remained on 10 points from as many matches. Vasco started off well by dictating terms in the first half as they moved the ball from both the flanks and could have taken an early lead but Tollygunge keeper Arindam Ghosh, who was declared man-of-the match, came to his team's rescue to save Marcos Pereira's shot. Marcos, who was tightly marked, did however trouble the rival defence and earlier had an easy chance to put his team up off Jules' pass but shot out from close. Tollygunge, who relied on long passes to break the rival defence, came close to scoring in the 35th minute when Ashim Biswas' try was parried by keeper Saji Joy who played his second match in place of regular Ramos. After persistent efforts, Vasco took the lead in the second session when medio Riston Rodrigues relayed the ball to Rui from the centre who controlled the ball well and sent a deft placing to find the net. (PTI)

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