Salgaocar edges out JCT

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Salgaocar exploit a sloppy defence to overcome a fighting JCT Mills by a solitary goal in their Tata National Football League match.

Salgaocar edges out JCT
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Ludhiana, Kolkata:

Salgaocar exploited a sloppy defence to overcome a fighting JCT Mills by a solitary goal in their Tata National Football League match in Ludhiana today. After a barren first half, Alex Ambrose scored the match-winner for Salgaocar in the 26th minute of the second session off a neat pass from Dharanjit Singh from the right flank. Ambrose, who received the pass following a goalmouth melee, raced down with the ball and beat the rival custodian Arvind Kumar hands down. With this hard-earned victory, Salgaocar have secured 23 points from 13 matches while JCT remained static on seven points. Bagan blank F C Kochin Formidable Mohun Bagan put its title quest back on the rails, blanking F C Kochin 3-0 in a one-sided National Football League encounter. Nigerian Abdullatif Seriki emerged as the star of the day at the Salt Lake stadium as he not only struck a brace but also played a vital role in the other goal scored by R C Prakash to propel the local outfit up to the fourth position in the charts, with 22 points from 13 ties. Bagan, who had dropped to the eighth spot after two consecutive losses against Mahindra United and Vasco Sports Club, looked a transformed side. They were impressive in all departments of the game, despite the absence of star Brazilian striker Jose Ramirez Barreto and his compatriot and defensive fulcrum Amauri de Silva, due to double bookings. Nothing seemed to go right for F C Kochin, who seemed utterly rudderless and failed to have a look at the Bagan goal even once. They now have only 10 points from 13 matches. (PTI)

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