B N Railways stun I-League side Air India 3-2.
BN Railways produced a powerful performance and inched past Air India, despite a brace from PC Lalawmpuia,of the I-League club.
B N Railways netted their first goal in the 30’. Asim crossed in but the ball went wide across the goal,to find Ajay Saha,who was waiting at the far post and lobbed the ball over the keeper.
Air India got the equaliser in 45+1′ through Royston D’Souza’s stunning volley,which landed in the back of the net.
The Kolkata side took the lead in the 72’,through Sjit Malo’s corner,which Dhiman Sinha struck straight at the goalkeeper,who parried, and the ball fell for Asim Das near the goal mouth,who cooly slotted the ball past the keeper. Air India 1-2 BN Railways.
In the 3’ of added time,Christian scored again for the Railways and doubled his team’s lead,to make it 3-1.
Air India finally got a break in the dying seconds of the game( 90+6′)when Manjit singh scored from the spot,to take the score to 2-3. B N Railways’ Ajay Saha was shown a second yellow for his offence,which led to the penalty.
Air India pressed on for an equaliser, but failed to do so as BN Railways held firm and were crowned the new champions of the fourth EK Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup.