KOLKATA, Dec 14: George Telegraph defeated Peerless Sports Club by a solitary second-half goal to advance in the 123rd IFA Shield. The all-important goal of the do-or-die encounter was scored in the 47the minute by Tanmoy Ghosh.

George Telegraph fired the first salvo of the game but the shot was saved by the Peerless goalkeeper with aplomb.

Kromah, the Peerless skipper, was tightly marked, which led to Kromah being completely under-utilized in the game. In the midfield, Peerless had a bad day at office, failing to prise open the resolute George defence.

Ghosh broke the deadlock as he latched onto a good ball from the right and lobbed it into the net over the goalkeeper who was hopelessly out of position

Ghosh was named the man of the match.

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