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Ashim’s golden goal takes Bengal to final

Calcutta: Bengal made the final of the national under-21 football tournament in Balia Friday, beating hosts Uttar Pradesh 2-1 via an Ashim Biswas golden goal.

According to information received here, Bengal took the lead in the fourth minute, courtesy a solo effort by Palash Karmakar. Bengal dominated the rest of the first session, but could not add to the tally.

In the second session, UP fed on home support to make a strong comeback. Nitin Singh Bisht headed in the equaliser after one hour, following a free-kick from the midfield.

There were no more goals in regulation time. Ashim struck for Bengal in the fifth minute of the extra-time,

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