Gangtok, Nov 8
Kolkata’s giant, Mohammedan Sporting Club has also secured its berth in the semi-final round of the ongoing 39th All India Governor’s Gold Cup Football Tournament 2019 here at Paljor Stadium. In the last quarter-final match played on Friday evening under floodlights, Mohammedan SC has edged past Army Red 2-1 to make its place in the last-four stage of the tournament. Mohammedan SC is two times champion in year 1980 and 2016 and seven times runners-up of the tournament.
With the help of goals by Sabara Commara and Tithakar Sarkar, Mohammedan SC finished the first half with 2-0 lead. In the second half, Jain P tried to decrease the goal margin with his goal for Army Red but it was not enough to stop Mohammedan SC to enter into the semi-final round of the tournament. Mohammedan SC will take on Sikkim Police in the second semi-final match on Sunday.
The first semi-final match will be played between home team, Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club and Royal Football Club, Siliguri under floodlights on Saturday evening.