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Tollygunge prevail over Indian Bank 4-2

February 11, 2003 18:57 IST

Ashim Biswas scored a brace as Tollygunge Agragami got past a despirited Indian Bank 4-2 in the seventh National Football League clash in Kolkata on Tuesday.

The locals, who stamped their authority from the outset with a cohesive display, took an early lead through Moses Owira before Biswas struck twice to make the scoreline 3-0 at the break.

Nigerian import Akeem made the scoreline 4-0 in the 67th minute before the visitors reduced the margin through veteran striker Sabbir Pasha and Basheer Ahmed in the 73rd minute and 87th minute of the Salt Lake stadium match.

With this, Tollygunge improved their tally to 17 points from 13 matches while the bankmen, conceding five consecutive losses, remained at 11 points from 13 outings.

Moses, who had scored twice against ITI, broke the ice for the hosts with a 25 yarder that rammed into the net past a helpless goalkeeper in the 18th minute.

Three minutes later, Biswas got a ball from a Amitabha Chanda freekick and fired a power packed right footer from top of the box that swung into the goal.

The talented youngster, who has been delivering the goods upfront on regular basis, scored his second in the 34th minute with a long ranger from 30 yards that stunned the entire rival defence giving no chance to custodian Sebastian Netto.

Indian Bank came close to scoring only on two occasions in the opening half but were thwarted by a brilliant save by Tollygunge keeper Arindam Ghosh and a goaline clearance by Sandip Das.