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SBT lifts 2nd Bihar Cup football with a 4-2 win over J&K Bank

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Mid-fielder Rinil hit a brace as State Bank Travancore (SBT) came from behind to defeat Bank 4-2 to win the 2nd All Football Championship for Cup at the Patliputra Sports Complex, here today.

The SBT team, which did not lose any match in the event, were trailing 0-2 during half-time but came back into the game and pumped four goals in the later part on the game.

In the thrilling final match the team dominated the first half but their forward line up could not open the account and missed a few easy chances.

In the 30th minute, J&K skipper Rizwan Shiekh converted a penalty shot (1-0), when referee Satender Kumar awarded a penalty decision as their defender Shahir tackled the opponent striker inside the box from behind.

The SBT squad came back strongly in the second half and as in the 52nd minute the SBT team earned a penalty shot, mid-fielder Rinil C J calmly placed the ball into the net.

Top scorer of the tournament Mohammad Aslam raided the opponent and passed to Suhair who equalised in the 80th minute (2-2).

Both the teams were locked 2-2 at the regulation time. SBT team pumped two goals in the extra time and lifted the gold cup and with that cash prize money of Rs 1 lakh.

Rinil and Asif Shahir scored in the 5th and 7th minute in the extra time of play.

later gave away the prizes to the winner and runners-up teams.

First Published: Sun, March 10 2013. 20:45 IST
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