Sunday, October 31, 2010

MEG out of Durand Cup

After having an impressive run in the qualifying round, MEG failed to repeat their feat. The lone representative from Bangalore lost both their group A matches and crashed out of the century-old tourney.

The odds were heavily stacked against the defense team when they met the winner of the last edition, Churchill Brothers on Wednesday, October 27. The first half saw a spirited MEG restoring parity after conceding early goals. However, in the second half, MEG was totally outsmarted by the brilliance of Odafe and company.

Already out of contention for a semi-final berth, MEG only had to play for pride against another defense team, Army Red on Friday, October 29. However, Army Red scored 3 goals and sent MEG packing.
  • Wednesday, October 27: Churchill Brothers 4 (Odafa Okolie-2' and 87 [pen],  Bineesh Balan-10', amd Harpreet Singh-14') beat MEG 2 (Lokeshwar Singh-12' and 20’)
  • Friday, October 29: Army Red 3 (Vineet-17' [own goal], Sekhohao Tuboi-76', and Gordon Zoram Channa-79') beat MEG 0