12/23/2018 4:03:59 PM (GMT+3)

East Bengal beat Mohammedan to win Chairman's Gold Cup

East Bengal beat Mohammedan to win Chairman

KOLKATA: East Bengal overcame Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in the tie-breaker to win the GTA Chairman’s Gold Cup in Kalimpong on Sunday.

The penalties were resorted to after a goalless match in the regulation period.

Mohammedan got the first scoring opportunity when Philip Adjah controlled a ball outside the box only to shot wide in the 16th minute.

At the other end, East Bengal also had some excellent opportunities but found it difficult to penetrate into the rival box thanks to some brilliant defending by Prosenjit Pal.

Both the sides battled hard in the midfield, but with the game turning physical there weren’t many chances as both sides went into the breather tied at goalless.