NEW DELHI: Posco Steel Club from South Korea qualified to meet Calcutta’s East Bengal Club in the final of the DCM Football Tournament. At Ambedkar Stadium the fancied Koreans could only manage to eke out a solitary goal win over Jagatjit Cotton Textile Mills in a closely fought semi-final encounter.

The Koreans were no doubt the favorites but they had to work hard for this narrow victory in the face of some tough opposition from the mill-men. JCT unfortunately lacked understanding upfront and their frontiers failed to deliver the goods when it mattered most.

Compared to the Koreans JCT had only fewer chances but if-it had been taken into account things would have been different. They broke open the Korean defense in the first session following a combined effort by Narinder Kuljit and Satish but Satish delayed unnecessarily and the chance was lost.

But the eastiest of chances which JCT earned was in the second session when a Kult back pass gave Narinder all the time in the world to bring down the Korean goal. But Narinder was unable to deliver the goods. He shot wide, Narinder however soon left the field due to injury and Kashmir a came in his place,

There were plenty fouls from either side and one felt that the supervision could have been a little tighter.

Article extracted from this publication >> December 2, 1988