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Yaiskul boys lead
- Dhananjay Singh’s twin goals ensure win

Imphal, Jan. 27: Yaiskul Athletic Club defeated Youth Club-cum-Information Centre, Kontha Ahallup, by 3-1 goals in the Manipur 2nd Division Hockey League at Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium here today.

Three teams are participating in the second division league, organised by Manipur Hockey Association —Yaiskul Athletic Club, Super Sporting Association Charangpat and Youth Club-cum-Information Centre, Kontha Ahallup.

For Yaiskul Athletic Club, today’s win placed them in contention for the title, as they had earlier registered a 7-0 goal win against Super Sporting Association, Charangpat.

Youth Club-cum-Information Centre put up a good fight against Yaiskul Athletic Club, but lost concentration in the second half.

Yaiskul Athletic Club started out as a favourite in the game and Kh. Dhananjay Singh scored a field goal in the 27th minute to take the lead.

However, in the second half, the persistent efforts of Youth Club paid off as defender A. Khellen Singh scored the equaliser with a penalty corner conversion in the 52nd minute.

The Youth Club medios, however, failed to connect, giving Yaiskul Athletic Club ample opportunities.

In the closing minute, N. Sanayaima Singh scored the second goal for the Yaiskul team in the 67th minute and Kh. Dhananjay Singh finished the game with another field goal in the 69th minute.

Dhananjay Singh was sent off for five minutes with a yellow card and also received a green card caution.

Teammate Ng. Sanayaima Singh was also booked with a green card.

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