I-League: Dempo beat JCT 2-1

Gurgaon, Feb 25 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Dempo Sports Club trailing by a goal rallied to beat JCT 2-1 in a round XVI encounter of the I-League played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Friday.

JCT’s Gurtej Singh opener was levelled by Ranty Martins and Roberto Mendes Silva slotting the winner for Dempo.

JCT took the surprise lead in the 13th minute from a goalkeeping error by Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, who failed to clear the ball, on which alert Gurtej made no mistake to put his side in front.

Dempo was not to throw-in the towel and it was once again their captain Ranty Martins, who brought his side back into the match leveling the terms in the 29th minute through a goal mouth melee.

Dempo definitely looked a better side after clinching the equaliser but failed to add any more goals to their tally as half time scoreline read 1-1.

Roberto Mendes Silva (Beto) notched up the winning goal in the closing minutes (87’) of the game as Dempo garnered three crucial away points to take their points tally to 28 points from 15 matches, while JCT remained on 14 points having played one more match.

Beto was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match for his impressive performance.

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