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Bengal stay champions

SUB-JR NATl FOOTBALL

Neyveli: Defending champions Bengal beat Manipur 2-0 in the 25th national sub-junior football meet final to lift the Justice Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy at the Bharati Stadium here Sunday.

Both teams played an attacking game right from the beginning and matched each other with moves and counter-moves, which saw a goalless first half.

However, in the 65th minute, Ranjit Chatterjee opened the scoreline when he converted a spot-kick. Then, a few minutes from time, Jaidul Islam made it 2-0 for Bengal.

Y. Raju Meetai of Manipur and Bengalís Biswajit Mazumdar were given marching orders.

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