ONGC book maiden I-League berth

Last Updated: May 21, 2010, 23:20 PM IST

Bangalore: ONGC struck twice in the first
session to blank Sesa Football Academy, Goa 2-0 and book their
maiden berth in the I-League first division here on Friday.

Badmus Babatunde (fourth minute) and Tarif Ahmed (18th)
scored for ONGC in a sixth round second division I-League
match at the Karnataka Football Stadium here.

With today`s round-robin league win, ONGC topped the
group with 16 points with a match left to play -- against
NISA, Manipur on May 25.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore (on 15 points)
just need a point against Sesa in their seventh and final
round match on May 24 to seal the other remaining I-League
first division berth.

Vasco, Goa, on 12 points, take on Mohammedan Sporting (on
eight points), also on May 24.

Malabar United are on fifth spot with six points while
Oil India have collected three points. Sesa and NISA have two
points each.