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East Bengal win under-19 NFL

June 02, 2003 19:47 IST

A second-half strike by Kishore Mullick enabledEast Bengal edge past a fighting Jagajit Cotton Textile Mills, Phawara, by a solitary goal and win thesecond Under-19 National Football League, at theDuler Ground, Mapusa, Goa, on Monday.

After playing second fiddle to JCT in a barren first-half, East Bengal scored the all-important goal in the 59th
minute when Ashim Sarbogya laid a pass to Kishore Mullick in the box. Mullick dribbled past defender Kuldip Singh and scored past a diving 'keeper Tarlochan Singh.

Playing an aggressive game in the first-half, JCT held theupper hand over their rivals with more of the exchanges but
were frustrated by rival 'keeper Somanth, who bought off a good save off Mandeep Kumar's attempt.

In the second-half, JCT made all out efforts in the closing stages to restore parity but found goalkeeperSomath hard to beat.

East Bengal's junior side have thusemulated their senior team by winningthe title for the second time. The Kolkata club had won the first edition of the league in 2001.

East Bengal's senior side had won the National Football League in April.

Complete coverage - 2003 under-19 National Football League

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