JCT enters final of Tata Youth Cup

Jamshedpur, Feb 29 (UNI) JCT Club of Punjab entered the final of Under-19 JRD Tata Youth Cup, edging past Kolkata's Mohan Bagan 2-1 in the semis at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here today.

JCT scored goal in the very first minute of the play through Lalnunzira, who received a pass from the right flank and unleashed a piledriver to defeat on-rushing Bagan goal keeper Koushik Ghosh.

JCT led 1-0 during the breather.

Bagan captain Sanjay Boro got the equaliser in the 67th minute when a goal-bound shot deflected from JCT custodian Ravinder Singh and Boro made no mistake to tap the ball into the net (1-1).

Launching a counter attack, JCT was awarded a direct free kick on the top of the box in the 76th minute, and mid-fielder Jaswant Singh took a swerving shot, which found the net (2-1).

Bagan then went all out to score a goal and their strikers missed a couple of chances, including a sitter by Suraj Singh, just before the final whitsle.

JCT will now clash with the winner of the second semis to be played between TFA and SAI, Delhi, tomorrow.


Story first published: Friday, February 29, 2008, 20:07 [IST]
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