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KUSC are champions

Calcutta: Kolkata Union Sporting Club (KUSC) defeated Food Corporation of India (Eastern Zone) 2-1 via penalty shoot-out to win the Lakshmibilash Cup, at the Mohun Bagan ground, on Thursday.

The teams were tied goalless after regulation time. And in the shoot-out, FCI’s Amit Vedprakash put his team ahead. Deepak Shah restored parity and then Gurpreet Singh converted the last hit much to the delight of his teammates.

It was young Chandan Pal who turned out to be the hero for Kolkata Union.

He made numerous saves in the regulation time and another five at the shoot-out. “The heat was unbearable, but I kept my cool,” he said.