ONGC FC lifted the 35th All India Governor’s Gold Cup by defeating Manang Marshyangdi Club Nepal 2-0 via penalty shoot-out, after a keenly contested encounter ended 2-2 after regulation time and extra time at Paljor Stadium, here on Tuesday (21 October).
In first-half it was ONGC who dominated the procceding. Kailash Patil put them in to the lead in 20th minute and in 36th minute Fanai Lalmuanpuia scored from free-kick to double the lead. Meanwhile the team from Nepal did create some good moves in patches but ONGC defenders succesfull thwarted them.
At the half-time teams went to dressing room with the mumbai outfit leading 2-0.
After change of ends MMC Nepal went on an all out effort to level the scoreline and with immediate effect Sujal Shrestha pulled one goal back for MMC in 50th minute from the spot. Trailing on 2-1 the nepali club pressed even harder on ONGC defence and equalised on 64th minute through Dodoz. During remaining part of the match both teams came close to breaking the deablock but none of them could not able to done that.
In penalty shootout ONGC found the target twice out of their four attempts however MMC Nepal failed to convert any of their shots in to the goal.