ONGC (Mumbai) lift Gold Cup, defeat Bengal Mumbai FC

Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 15:17 PM IST

Gangtok: ONGC [Mumbai] has lifted the 32nd
All India Governor`s Gold Cup Football Tournament 2010 trophy
by beating Bengal Mumbai FC 3-1.

Bengal Mumbai FC went ahead 17 minutes of the first
half when Afam Dennis neatly placed the ball when their
forward Mintu Saha was brought down inside the rival box last
evening.

However, barely had the celebrations stopped N D Opara
of ONGC [Mumbai] restored parity after an ONGC player was
similarly brought down inside the rival box. Opara is one of
the three foreign recruits having turned out for the ONGC
[Mumbai] team.

As the ONGC [Mumbai] started settling down, Sandeep
Sangha`s header again sailed into the net in the 34th minute
bolstering the margin.

Despite the Bengal Mumbai FC showing signs of
regrouping early after the lemon break, ONGC [Mumbai] kept on
the momentum and Opara again scored in the 56th minute, thus
becoming the highest goal scorer of the tournament with nine
goals and sealing the chance of recovery by the FC boys.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling gave away the
prizes.

PTI