Durand Cup football semi-finals on Saturday

Published on Nov 24, 2006 11:31 PM IST

The Mohun Bagan-Dempo will play at 12 noon, while the Sporting Clube de Goa-JCT match will take place at 3 p.m.

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None | ByIndo-Asian News Service, New Delhi

Former champions Mohun Bagan will play Dempo Sports Club and Sporting Clube de Goa will clash with JCT Mills of Phagwara in the semi-finals of the 119th Osian's Durand Cup football tournament at Ambedkar stadium on Saturday.

In the last quarterfinal league match Friday, defending champions Army XI defeated East Bengal 2-1. Both teams were out of the tournament even before this game.

In the other match, Dempo Sports Club and JCT Phagwara played out a 1-1 draw.

The Army XI-East Bengal encounter was just a formality with both teams having missed out on semi-final berths. Vijay Thapa fired the first goal for the Army XI and Alvito D'Cunha of East Bengal leveled the scores in the 54th minute.

Thapa scored his second goal of the match in the 68th minute to help the Army XI to a consolation win.

Earlier, in the first match of the day, both Dempo Sports Club and JCT Phagwara failed to score in the first hour, before Mandeep Singh of JCT broke the stalemate with a fine goal in the 64th minute.

Three minutes later, Dempo equalised through Isfaq Ahmed.

The Mohun Bagan-Dempo semi-final will be played at 12 noon, while the Sporting Clube de Goa-JCT match will take place at 3 p.m on Saturday.

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