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Churchill win via Yakubu strike

Margao: Yusif Yakubu’s first half strike took Churchill Brothers to their third successive win as warded off a stiff challenge in the second half to down Hindustan Aeronautics Limited 1-0 in the National Football League at the Nehru Stadium Tuesday.

Churchill surged ahead in the 15th minute when Kasif Jamal sent a through pass for Yakubu who raced into the rival box and placed the ball deftly to ’keeper Mark Mascarenhas’ left. Yakubu, who took his tally to five, was later declared the Man of the Match.

With this win, Churchill take their tally to 13 points from eight matches, the same as Salgaocar who are fourth behind East Bengal (18), Dempo (16) and Vasco (15).

Easy for Bengal

Bengal crushed Goa 5-2 while Kerala and Manipur played out a goalless draw in the 25th sub-junior national football championship at Neyveli Tuesday.

For Bengal, the scorers were Ranjit Chatterjee (2), Biswajit Mazumdar, Surnan Dutta and Ashim Das. Bevan D’Mello and Lavino Fernandes scored for Goa.

Bengal top the table with seven points in three matches.

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