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I-League: Pune FC rally to upset Bagan 2-1

Last updated on: January 03, 2012 21:44 IST

Hosts Pune FC came back from a goal down to defeat Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan 2-1 in a 13th round I-League clash at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Tuesday.

The visitors, who took the lead in the 22nd minute through striker Odafa Okolie, were made to pay for their over-dependence on the Nigerian by an outfit that played as a team.

Indian striker Jeje Lalpeklua restored parity for the hosts in the 36th minute with the two teams tied 1-1 at half-time.

Eleven minutes into the second half, Lester Fernandes struck the decisive goal to turn the game in Pune FC's favour.

The victory takes Pune FC to 22 points from 13 matches, while Bagan stay two points ahead from as many matches.

Prayag stun Dempo 2-1

Prayag United scored a goal in each half to shock Dempo 2-1 and finish their first leg I-League engagement on a high note at the Nehru Stadium in Margao, on Tuesday.

The visitors, who led 1-0 in the first half, scored through Josimar Da Silva Martins in the 7th minute capitalising on a defensive lapse and later through Gouranga Biswas in the 78th minute.

The defeat saw Dempo remain on 27 points and in danger of losing their top spot to Churchill Brothers at the end of the first leg.

Prayag United took their tally to 21 points from 13 matches.

Dempo, who failed to play a cohesive game and were lethargic in their approach, pulled one back in the 60th minute through Ranty Martins.

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