Mohun Bagan in quarter-final

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

A solitary goal by Nigerian import Jamesh Agbo Ugwu helped Mohun Bagan advance into the quarter final.

Mohun Bagan in quarter-final

Bangalore:

A solitary goal by Nigerian import Jamesh Agbo Ugwu helped Mohun Bagan advance into the quarter final, defeating Indian Bank, Chennai 1-0 in the Federation Cup Football Championship here today. Jamesh Agbo Ugwu and Roberto Mendes Silva of Brazil combined well to set up the match winning goal in the 37th minute. With Silva passing the ball in the goal area, Ugwu seized the opportunity and slammed it into the net. Two minutes later, Basu Deb Mondal made a good effort to increase Bagan's tally, but the bank custodian Felix Edward, thwarted him. Bagan, 11 times winner of the Federation Cup, did not allow their rivals any leeway. They were on the attack right from the beginning. In the 8th minute, forward Ugwu attempted to land the ball into the net through a reverse shot, but D Ravanan of Indian Bank, cleared the ball. Indian Bank's goalie, Felix Edward effected a splendid save when Mehtab Hossian hammered a powerful shot in the 17th minute. Indian Bankmen had a close look at the Bagan citadel in the 36th minute when M Sudeesh's effort was blocked by custodian Subrata Paul. Apart from this, the bankmen did not have much success in attacking the rivals' goal mouth in the first half. Bagan, which sensed no threat from their rivals, rested its star forward Silva in the 60th minute. The Bankmen stepped up the attack in the second half, but could not capitalise on a couple of chances, as their strikers shot wide. (PTI)

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