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Radial roll past Moran

Guwahati, Oct. 5: Home side Radial Club inflicted a thumping 6-1 defeat on Moran Town Club in their first round match of the 64th Independence Day Cup all-India invitation football tournament at Nurul Amin Stadium in Nagaon.

In the one-sided affair, Nigerian recruit Ogar Sunday Ayuk struck a hattrick to fashion the mammoth victory for Radial Club. He opened the floodgates with a 23rd minute goal to help Radial lead 1-0 at the breather. The second half witnessed as many as six goals.

Ayuk’s fellow Nigerian Mustafa Cofie Magbo enhanced the lead with a goal in the 48th minute. Ayuk consolidated in the 60th minute before Bitupan Bora reduced the margin for Moran Town Club with one in the 63rd minute.

However, Ayuk and Magbo pumped in one more each in the 73rd and 76th minutes before teammate Joseph Ali hammered the final nail in Moran TC’s coffin in the 82nd minute for the 6-1 tally.

Assam State Electricity Board SC, Guwahati will meet Dimapur United Football Club tomorrow.

Judo: Judoka Mongjam Kabita Devi became the first National Sports Academy, Imphal member to claim an international medal, bagging a bronze in the 44kg category of the Asian Junior Judo Championship in Chinese Taipei from September 28-30, writes our sports correspondent from Imphal.