Dempo emerges NFL champion

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Two second half goals by R C Prakash and Ranty Martins guided Dempo to their maiden National Football League title.

Dempo emerges NFL champion

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Two second half goals by R C Prakash and Ranty Martins guided Dempo to their maiden National Football League title when they beat Tollygunge 2-0 in the deciding round of the match played at Tilak ground in Vasco today. After a barren first half, Dempo surged ahead in the 56th minute when Prakash converted off a cross by Clifford Miranda from the right in the 56th minute. Martins then assured Dempo the title by scoring in the 78th minute off Miranda's pass. Thus Dempo achieved the rare distinction of winning the Federation Cup and the NFL title. The win took Dempo's final tally to 47 points. Exciting matchIn another match at Nehru stadium, Mahindras United cut short Sporting Clube de Goa's dream of winning the title when they beat them 3-1 in an exciting match. Mahindras scored through a brace by Flavio De Rodrigues (40th, 86th) and substitute K Koluthungan (81st), while Sporting reduced the margin through Wilton Gomes (42nd). Mahindras thus finished with 34 points to remain on fourth place. While Sporting Clube de Goa finished second behind Dempo with 45 points. (PTI)



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