Eduardo, Chhettri lead JCT to 2-0 win over Viva Kerala

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Ludhiana, Jan 19 (UNI) Punjab's leading soccer outfit, JCT Phagwara blanked Viva Kerala 2-0 in the 12th round match of the ONGC I-League played at the Guru Nanak stadium here today.

JCT's scorers were Brazilian striker Eduardo Escorber and skipper Sunil Chhettri.

Both the goals came in the second half.

With this win, JCT have moved to 25 points and are maintaining their second position behind Dempo Sports Club in the I-League standings.

On the other hand Viva Kerala remain at 12 points.

After a goalless first half, the millmen, playing on home turf, shot into lead in the 58th minute when Baldeep Singh sent the ball across from the right side to Chhettri at the top of the penalty area.

The JCT skipper, after dodging past a defender, grounded the ball to Eduardo whose powerful volley beat the Kerala custodian to put the home side ahead.

Four minutes later, it was the turn of the JCT skipper to show some of his skillls that have won him the National Footballer of the Year award.

Chhettri collected a pass from Baljeet Singh in the rival's half and after beating three beating Viva defenders, he slammed a powerful shot to the left of the diving Kerala goalkeeper to hit the target.


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