UP, Bengal book summit clash in national sub jr football

Haldwani, Oct 5 (UNI) Defending champions West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh will clash in the final of the 30th Sub Junior (U-16) National Football Championship here.

In the first semi-final today, Uttar Pradesh held on to their nerves to edge out Karnataka 4-3 via penalty shootout in a closely contested match.

Both the sides were tied 2-2 after the regulation and extra times. Uttar Pradesh made a remarkable comeback in the second session to wipe out a 0-2 deficit at the time of going for the breather.

In the second semi-final later in the day, Bengal defeated Punjab by a solitary goal. Sajal Das scored the all-important goal in the 18th minute.

The final will be played on Sunday.


Story first published: Friday, October 5, 2007, 21:35 [IST]
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