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Ever-Ready stun Bagan to title

Calcutta: Ever-Ready came from behind to surprise Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the All Airlines Gold Cup final in Haldia on Wednesday.

According to information received here, holders Mohun Bagan took the lead inside the second minute when Manitombi Singh took advantage of a deflected ball off Ever_ready defender Wajed Ali inside the box.

Parity was restored in the 12th minute when Gray’s attempted shot was handled by Harpreet Singh. The Liberian converted the resultant spot-kick.

Then, second minutes after the break, a quickly-taken Jayanta Sen throw-in found Gray on a vantage position near the box and the latter’s curling shot caught Bagan goalie Prasanta Dora on the wrong foot.

Gray was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match, while teammate Earnest Jeremiah was given the Man-of-the-Tournament award. Mohun Bagan had to be content with the fair play award.

TFA champions

Riding Parvinder Singh’s goal, Tata Football Academy (TFA) on Wednesday beat Air India 1-0 to emerge champions in the 25th Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament played at the Bhaichung Stadium in Namchi, reports Our Correspondent.

The solitary goal of the match came in the 36th minute, when Parvinder headed home a cross from Suneet Thapa.

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