Margao: Mohun Baganís defence of their National Football League title suffered a major blow after they were held goalless by Dempo SC in a 15th-round match Friday. The draw left the Calcutta team on 25 points ó nine behind leaders East Bengal who have played 14 matches. Dempo have 25 points.
With Bhaichung Bhutia rested for the crucial match against East Bengal slated for Tuesday, Jose Ramirez Barreto was the main man upfront got Mohun Bagan. He twice came to scoring in the second half but íkeeper Abhijit Mondal blocked his first shot with his second attempt try deflected off George Ekehís head and hit the bar.
Indian Bank beat Mahindra
In Mumbai, Indian Bank beat Mahindra United 2-1 to move to 17 points. Mahindra stayed on 14. Harish and Stanley Festus scored for Indian Bank. Ednei Jose Damasio struck for Mahindra. (PTI)