December 27, 2002
Naik's goal puts Dempo on top
Dempo edged past a JCT by a solitary goal in Margao on Friday and moved to the top of the standings in the 7th edition of the National Football League.
December 26, 2002
Tollygunge upset Bagan
Asim Biswas struck in the dying minutes as Tollygunge Agragami stunned the defending champions 1-0 in the National Football League.
December 24, 2002
Yakubu guides Churchill to third win
Churchill Brothers managed to ward off a stiff challenge in the second half to defeat HAL 1-0 in the eighth round of the National Football League.
December 23, 2002
East Bengal rally to hold Indian Bank
Sri Lankan player Kasun Nadika Jeyasuriya's hat-trick went in vain for Indian Bank in the National Football League.
Vasco score over ITI
The victory was Vasco's fourth in eight matches in the National Football League. Complete coverage
Salgaocar snatch full points from Mahindra United
Sunday Seah's goal gave the former champions from Goa a 1-0 victory in the National Football League.
December 21, 2002
JCT down Tollygunge Agragami
A goal in each half gave JCT a 2-0 victory in the National Football League.
December 20, 2002
Dempo down HAL with three first-half goals
Goalkeeper Subhash Kumar's lapses proved costly for HAL in the National Football League match.
Barreto helps Mohun Bagan beat ITI
The Brazilian striker's 43rd minute goal enabled the defending champions score a 1-0 victory in the National Football League match.
Yakubu's solo goal gives Churchill victory
Churchill Brothers beat Mahindra United by a solitary goal to register their second victory in the National Football League.
December 19, 2002
Vasco rally to hold East Bengal
The draw enabled East Bengal stay unbeaten with 17 points from seven matches in the National Football League.
Salgaocar rout Indian Bank
Dudu Omagbemi scored a hat-trick as the former champions won the National Football League match 4-2.
December 17, 2002
Silveira brace floors Tollygunge
Francis Silveira scored twice late in the match as Dempo beat Tollygunge Agragami 4-1 in the National Football League.
December 16, 2002
Churchill score first victory
Two late goals gave the Goa side a 2-0 victory over ITI, Bangalore, in the National Football League.
George Ekeh's hat-trick helps Bagan beat HAL
Aided by a superb hat-trick by Nigerian striker, Mohun Bagan scored an emphatic 3-1 victory over HAL, Bangalore, in the National Football League.
December 15, 2002
East Bengal overcome Salgaoncar
City soccer giant East Bengal returned to victory trail as they got the better of a fighting Salgaoncar from Goa 2-1 in their sixth National Football League tie.
December 13, 2002
Insurance cover for Indian footballers
The AIFF will insure players, coaches and referees participating in the ongoing National Football League against injuries and accidents.
December 12, 2002
Churchill hold East Bengal goalless
East Bengal wasted some easy chances to score and were forced to drop their first point in the National Football League.
December 11, 2002
Mahindra hold Vasco with late goal
Abhishek Yadav's goal a minute from time earned Mahindra a 2-2 draw in the National Football League.
JCT score first victory
A goal in injury time enabled the Punjab side beat Indian Bank 2-1 in the National Football League.
December 9, 2002
Tollygunge hold Churchill
Tollygunge wasted a penalty late in the match and had to rest content with a 1-1 draw in the National Football League match.
December 8, 2002
East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 2-0
Subhasish Roychowdhury and Alvito D'Counha struck for the winners, who have still to lose in the league.
December 7, 2002
Vasco down Salgaocar
An early goal by Rui Wanderley Weis gave Vasco a 1-0 victory in the all-Goa National Football League match. Complete coverage
ITI, JCT in goalless draw
The draw left both teams still searching for their first victory in the National Football League.
December 4, 2002
Vasco end Indian Bank's unbeaten run
A fine brace by Brazilian striker Marcos Pereira gave the Goa side full points in the National Football League match.
Hindustan Aeronautics score first win
Kyrgyzstan import Raja Baliev Nurlan's fine piece of opportunism enabled them beat JCT Mills in a National Football League match.
December 3, 2002
Bagan hold Mahindra with late goal
An injury time goal by Baichung Bhutia enabled the defending champions salvage a point from the National Football League match.
December 2, 2002
Goalkeeper Rime restricts Salgaocar
The Goa side beat ITI 2-0 to register their second victory in the National Football League.
East Bengal get Brazilian striker
The transfer formalities of Gilmar, who played in the Italian League last season, were completed on Monday.
November 30, 2002
0-3 down JCT rally to hold Bagan
Defending champions Mohun Bagan frittered away the advantage of a hat-trick from George Ekeh and had to settle for a point from the National Football League match.
November 28, 2002
Late goal gives Dempo victory
Mario Soares scored three minutes from the end as the Goa side beat ITI, Bangalore, by a solitary goal.
November 27, 2002
East Bengal maintain winning streak
Mike Okoro's second-half goal gave the 2000-01 champions a 1-0 victory over JCT Mills and their third win.
November 26, 2002
Vasco down HAL for first win
Two first-half goals gave the Goa side a 2-1 victory over the Bangalore champions.
November 25, 2002
Indian Bank outplay Dempo
Former India striker Sabir Pasha's brace gave the bankmen a 3-1 victory.
November 24, 2002
East Bengal snatch full points from Mahindra United
Alvito D'Cunha's goal gave the former champions a 1-0 victory.
November 23, 2002
Salgaocar score first win in NFL
Tomba Singh's first-half goal gave the 1998-99 champions a 1-0 victory over JCT Mills.
November 23, 2002
East Bengal hold edge against Mahindra
Mahindra United will have to tighten their defence in Sunday's National Football League match to thwart the razor-sharp East Bengal attack.
November 22, 2002
Mohun Bagan down Churchill Brothers for first win
Jose Barretto's goal gave the defending champions a 3-2 victory.
November 21, 2002
Churchill, Bagan looking for first win
A keen contest is expected when the two giants of Indian football clash in their second NFL match.
Tollygunge shock Mahindra United
A 3-2 victory gave the Kolkata side their first victory from two matches in the league.
November 20, 2002
Dempo shock Salgaocar
The newly-promoted side won 2-1 to register their second victory in as many outings in the league.
Mahindra favourites against Tollygunge
The Mumbai champions should pick full points in their first 'away' match in the NFL.
November 19, 2002
Mohun Bagan lucky to hold Vasco
The defending champs were in a spot of bother but held on to a 1-1 draw against Vasco, who were twice denied by the woodwork.
Indian Bank shocks ITI 2-1 in lung opener
Imran Mohammed's brace enabled the Chennai-based outfit kick-start their NFL campaign with a win.
November 18, 2002
Vasco face tough task against Bagan
Defending champions Mohun Bagan, despite injuries to key players, look formidable against the Goa outfit.
New Brazilian striker bolsters East Bengal
A Brazilian striker, who once played alongside Ronaldinho and Lucio for Gramio, will sign for East Bengal on Wednesday.
November 17, 2002
East Bengal prevail over Tollygunge
Goals by S Venkatesh and Mike Okoro gave the former champions a 2-0 victory in their opening NFL match.
Mahindra United scrape past HAL
Striker R C Prakash's goal gave the Mumbai side a solitary goal victory in their opening match of the NFL.
November 16, 2002
Silveira gives Dempo victory
The striker, loaned from Fransa SC, netted the only goal of the NFL match as Dempo beat Vasco by a solitary goal.
November 14, 2002
Churchill, Salgaocar set to kick-off NFL
The two giants of Goa football clash in the opening match of the seventh edition of the league, which is being sponsored by the Oil PSU.
November 13, 2002
Mahindra United pulling all stops to win NFL
The leading Mumbai side has appointed a European coach in Karel Stromsik of the Czech Republic and hired a European, Ghanaian and an Ivory Coast footballer.