Mohammedan Sporting Club progressed into the finals of the 2018 GTA Chairman´s Gold Cup after beating Oil India by 2-0 at Mela Ground in Kalimpong on Friday afternoon.
This was the third meeting between these two teams in past two months, earlier two side met in the finals Bordolai Gold Cup in Assam and where in Black Panther was victorious.
Mohammedan SC was better in the first half however, momentum was interrupted occasionally by Oil India managed to take play up into the opposition half. Nonetheless Mohammedan SC took the lead in the 16th minute through Pankaj Moula who taped the ball into the net on Prosenjit Chakraborty´s brilliant cross.
Despite creating numerous scoring opportunities it was lack of finishing that saw first-half ended 1-0.
Oil India started the second-half stronger, in the opening 10 minutes Oil India continued to impose themselves on the game without reward as Laltu Mondal, between the sticks, held out to good efforts.
Despite the momentum turning in Oil India´s favour in the second half , Mohammedan SC fought back and Pjilip Adjah scored the second in the 90th minute and sealed the deal for Black Panther.
Mohammedan SC now will face East Bengal in the final to be played on 23rd December at Mela Ground, Kalimpong.
Goalie365 Top of the: Sedio Mady was brilliant at the back. He acted as a wall for Black Panther and avoided Oil India Striker to take advatnage of the defensive error at Mohammedan back line.
Goalie365 FLOP of the Match: Old India Striker Tulya Das was not upto the mark this afternoon. He failed to deliver at the front, had couple of chances missed and haned Red card for his unwanted fight with Rakesh Karmakar.
Mohammedan SC defeated Oil India Assam 0-1 to book themselves a berth in the finals
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