TFA defeat ONGC 2-1, Sesa-Mohun Bagan play out goalless draw
Jamshedpur: Sesa Football Academy put up a dominating show to hold Mohun Bagan to a goalless draw while local outfit Tata Football Academy came from behind to beat ONGC 2-1 in the sixth under-20 I-League ties, here today.
In the Group B match played at JRD Tata sports complex, ONGC surged ahead in the 11th minute through a brilliant goal off Kamaluddih Khan and held their fort successfully till the lemon-break.
Playing at the home ground, TFA looked like a completely different team in the second half as they made numerous inroads into the rival citadel.
TFA`s striker, K Udanta Singh, netted the equaliser when TFA was awarded a free kick to a foul committed by an opponent team member just over the top of the box.
TFA intensified their attack after levelling the score and substitute Rajak Nag managed to dodge the ONGC defenders on receiving a pass to score the winner in the 84th minute.
TFA had defeated last year`s runner-up Mumbai FC in their first match on Friday and will be locking horns with Kingfisher East Bengal and Dempo FC on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.
With six points from two outings, TFA would look to continue their winning momentum and seal a berth for final rounds to be held here from March 16.
In the match between Mohun Bagan and Sesa Academy, the Kolkata giants missed chances galore and failed to convert possession into goals at least on couple of occasions.
On the contrary, Sesa boys displayed good combination throughout the match.