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Vasco score over ITI

December 23, 2002 20:10 IST

Vasco Sports Club edged past Indian Telephone Industries 2-1 in a seventh National Football League match in Bangalore on Monday.

Jules Alberto came out with a superb header to put the Goan outfit ahead 1-0 in the 34th minute at the Bangalore
Football stadium.

Then, in the 66th minute, ITI's Akshay Das scored a self-goal, a lapse which proved costly and for which they had
to pay a heavy price.

From 0-2 down, the local side, who are at the bottom of the table with just two points (two draws) from their seven
encounters and yet to taste victory, raised their game several notches as Vasco came under tremendous pressure in the second-half.

In the 80th minute, ITI pulled one back, as Najeeb came out with a splendid header off a James Singh pass.

Vasco goalkeeper and skipper Rogerio Ramos did a fine job under the bar, coming out with some good saves.

Tempers ran high in the second half-which saw Vasco's Satish Minz and Ramos being shown the red card and sent out.

Vasco scored their fourth victory from eight encounters and have 15 points to their credit, while
relegation worries are still haunting ITI.

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