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Salgaocar hold Army XI with late goal

Last updated on: March 25, 2007 21:50 IST

A last-minute goal by Nigerian striker Felix Chimaokwu enabled former National Football League champions Salgaocar, Goa, hold Army XI, New Delhi, 1-1 in a final round second Division National Football League match in Kozhikode on Sunday.

After failing to find success despite coming up with a splendid show in the second half, Salgaocar finally scored from a penalty that came its way in the 90th minute, after Felix was brought down by the rival goalkeeper.

Earlier, Army XI stormed ahead in the 27th minute, also through a penalty by Raghu Kumar after Salgaocar's Agnelo Colaco handeled the ball.

The Goan team could have registered a comfortable victory had they made use of at least a few of the several chances, including seven corners, that came their way.

While they missed a golden opportunity to restore parity in the 31st minute when Agnelo Barreto's header hit the crossbar, six minutes later Barreto again failed to connect a neat pass from Felix in front of the goalmouth.

The biggest blunder was in the 86th minute when Salgaocar's captain, Mickey Fernandes failed to capitalise on an indirect free-kick inside the box.

Salgoacar's Agnelo Colaco and Army's K P Kabui received yellow cards.

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