Calcutta: Pailan Arrows scored a goal in each half to defeat 10-man Dempo 2-0 in an I-League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco, on Saturday.
Arrows made best use of Dempo’s poor form as they scored through Holicharan Narzary (3rd) and Alwyn George (85th) to take their tally to 23 points from 22 matches.
Dempo, the defending champions, remained on 35 points from 23 matches.
Arrows could have taken the lead in the first minute itself but Narzary’s header hit the crosspiece. Two minutes later, Narzary received a pass inside the box and drilled a low shot past onrushing ’keeper Kattimani to give his team a 1-0 lead.
Narzary and Alwyn combined well for Arrows as they made few darting runs to trouble the home side.