| A moment from the match between FCI (in yellow) and ASEB at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Friday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Aug. 16: Former champions Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) Sports Club today drubbed Food Corporation of India 3-0 in their fourth outing to consolidate their position after a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Navajyoti Club in their third match on Saturday in the Abhishek Motors R.G. Baruah Trophy Guwahati Super League football tournament at Nehru Stadium here.
Striker Willim Gangte fired in a brace while midfielder Syed Ansar netted one for the victory.
After an evenly poised contest throughout the first session, Gangte drew first blood in the 40th minute heading in a Sanjoy Boro pass from the left flank.
The last few minutes of the session witnessed a couple of more scoring opportunities for the powermen but they could not convert them due to feeble finishing.
Ansar consolidated the lead with a 68th minute goal.
His cross from the right flank caught FCI glovesman Gobinda Boro totally off-guard to find the back of the net.
Gangte found the net for his second goal with a left footer from inside the penalty box.
After conceding a goal, the FCI men were no match for the powermen who went on launching repeated raids into the opponent territory.
Though beleaguered midway through the second session, the FCI men stepped up efforts in the last 20 minutes.
They managed to initiate some charges into the ASEB castle but the defence proved to be too tough to penetrate on most of the occasions.
Sunrise Athletic Club will meet Assam Police Blues in tomorrow’s match.
First Division League: In the Jibeswar Goswami Guwahati First Division League on the second turf, midfielder Tulya Das struck for a hattrick to fashion a 3-1 victory for Maharana Athletic Club against Rajbari Athletic Club.
Das scored his goals in the 25th, 45th and 64th minutes while Ng Santosh fired in the only salvo for Rajbari converting a penalty kick in the dying minutes of the match.
Tomorrow, Sports Authority of India SC will lock horns with Rising XI.