Casual Dempo draw against Mumbai FC
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- Published 10.12.08
|Action during the match between Dempo and Mumbai FC on Tuesday. A Telegraph picture|
Calcutta: Dempo Sports Club, content with a place in the semi-finals of the 30th Federation Cup, did not mind looking second best to Mumbai FC here at the Barasat stadium on Tuesday, finishing their league matches with a 1-1 draw.
The Mumbai side came into the game with just two points and no chance of advancing to the semi-finals. But they showed the eagerness expected from a team which has nothing to lose. They took all the initiative and looked hungry.
However, it was Dempo who went ahead. The goal was a result of both planning and luck. Joaquim sent the ball across to Clifford Miranda on the right. Clifford headed it to the goal-mouth where Cliffton Gonsalves’s marker had him covered. But he failed to connect and Cliffton managed a touch to send it into the goal.
The brightest moment of the match saw Mumbai FC make it 1-1. They got a free-kick 20 yards from the goal. Alex Ambrose’s right-foot free-kick swung past the wall and went in through the second post leaving the goalkeeper stranded.
Dempo SC: Abhijit Mondal, John Dias, Creson Antao, Marcus Peixoto, Nascimento Silveira, Climax Lawrence, Jerry Zirsangha (Joe Rodrigues 63), Clifford Miranda, Joaquim Abranches (Peter Carvalho 69), Dominic Noronha, Cliffton Gonsalves.
Mumbai FC: Amit Singha Roy, John Benedict, Anas Edathodika (Sanjay Parte 90), Balpreet Singh, Kamaljeet Kumar, Nishant Mehra (Kutty Mani 64), M. Pradeep (Subhas Chakraborty 80), Jagdish Pappiah, K. Aseem, Alex Ambrose, Felix Abogaye.
Referee: Dhanapati Roy.