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JCT meets Salgaocar in NFL tie in Goa

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Mapusa, Apr 6 (UNI) Former champions JCT and Salgaocar will have their priority clear when both clash in the second leg of the ONGC Cup 10th National Football league championship match to be played here tomorrow.

Both played goaless draw in the first leg at Ludhiana.

Lowly placed Salgaocar will be hoping to use the home advantage to snatch full points to improve their position. The home team, out of 11 outings, have only one win to their credit, five draws and five defeats and has eight points. JCT, placed eighth in the league table have 10 points from as many matches, two points ahead of Salgaocar.

Home team coach Savio Madeira said, Salgaocar will be without their ace striker Samson Singh, who is booked with two yellow cards alongwith Nigerian striker Emmanual, who is nursing his injuries.

He said, ''Our first aim is to collect full points. The boys are in good spirit after a draw against star studded Mahindra United in the last match.'' He hoped that the boys will put up the same performance and emerge winners.

Meanwhile, Salgaocar looks a well-balanced side on paper with Brazilian Bruno Oliveira, Fabio Possos and Ashim in the attack.

Midfield also looks competent with Jyoti Kumar, Rocus Lamare, Jerus Oliveira and Francis Andrade. The defence will be manned by Robert Fernandes and Agnelo Colaco.

JCT coach Sukhwinder Singh said his team will be without dependable defender Daljit Singh as he is booked with two yellow cards. He said no team in the league is weak, both Salgaocar and JCT are expereinced teams and will fight for win.

He said though his team lost to Dempo by 0-3 in the last match, the boys will perform well tomorrow. The boys know that it is a crucial fixture and they will definitely put up a good show and depend heavily on Marcos Pereira and Pravin Kumar to deliver the goods. Both have goals in their name.

As both the teams will battle it out for full points, it is going to be a keen contest.

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