Salgaocar beat Tollygunge

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Salgaocar Sports Club Goa rode on a late penalty to get past Tollygunge Agragami 2-1 in the ninth National Football League encounter in Kolkata today.

Salgaocar beat Tollygunge

Kolkata:

Salgaocar Sports Club Goa rode on a late penalty to get past Tollygunge Agragami 2-1 in the ninth National Football League encounter in Kolkata today. Striker Felix Ibrebru struck both the goals for the winners who logged three valuable points to bolster their kitty to 22 from 17 outings. Nigerian Akeem Abolanle was the sole scorer for Tollygunge, who further endangered their position in the relegation zone as their tally remained at 15 points from 17 matches. Salgaocar dominated the proceedings in the Salt Lake stadium exchange as Tollygunge relied on an overtly defensive strategy in their desperate bid to get a solitary point. After a goalless first half, the Tollygunge resistance finally collapsed in the 60th minute as Felix tapped home a measured centre from Jerose Oliveira. Series of movesThe goal prompted Tollygunge to come out of their defensive shell and the city outfit launched a series of moves to taste success 11 minutes later. Chinmoy Sarkar essayed a fine pass from the middle, and Akeem showed fine opportunism to let loose a snap right footer which rocketed into the goal. However, Tollygunge's relief was short-lived. In the 77th minute, an advancing Bhuvan Joshi was tripped from behind by Tollygunge's substitute player Ramu Adhikari in his own box, and referee Arjunan awarded a penalty to the Goans. The Tollygunge players protested, but Arjunan stood firm. Felix made no mistake in converting the set piece. (PTI)



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