MARGAO: Air-India beat defending champion Dempo 2-0 in the 10th ONGC National Football League at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. Abbas (63rd) and Bashiru (65th) were the scorers.

Dempo, which suffered its second successive defeat, has two points from four matches, while Air-India has three points from three games after its first win.

On Friday, down by a first-half goal, Mahindra United made a spirited rally to edge past a fighting 10-man JCT Mills 2-1 and moved to the top of the table.

K. Ajayan neutralised the effort of Praveen Kumar of JCT, before Jose Ramirez Baretto scored the winner in the 89th minute. - PTI

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