Sunamganj crowned over 50’s District Cup champions

Sunamganj were crowned champions of the over 50's District Cup (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Sunamganj were crowned champions of the over 50's District Cup (Pic: Emdad Rahman) - Credit: Archant

Sunamganj exacted revenge by beating rivals Sylhet in the 2017 over 50’s Sylhet District Cup at Stepney Astroturf.

The Whitechapel-based team lost the final 2-1 to Sylhet in Hackney last year and with a team boosted by the selection of four new players started the game as favourites.

Both teams played a high tempo game and with temperatures rising and adrenaline levels remaining high throughout the opening hour both teams had a player each sent off.

With a minute remaining Moklu Miah sent Arman Ali flying in the box and up stepped Mostaque Choudhury for what would be a certain winner, but a stupendous gravity defying save from Ubedun Noor Choudhury sent the game into penalties.

Sylhet missed two spot kicks after Pervez Chowdhury had put them ahead.


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It was left to captain Jamal Uddin to step up and the veteran made no mistake with a rifle of a shot to seal the win and bag the trophy for his side.

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