| A moment from the match between ASEB (in white) and Assam Police at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Aug. 30: Assam Police Blues held traditional rivals Assam State Electricity Board Sports Club (ASEB) SC to a goalless draw in a lacklustre show in their last first leg match of the Abhishek Motors R.G. Baruah Trophy Guwahati Super Division football League at Nehru Stadium here today.
The first half lacked all the ingredients of an interesting match, although the second half saw the policemen desperately searching for the target but failing to find the required finishing every time.
Sanjoy Boro decided to go for the target with a powerful strike from a few steps outside the box in the seventh minute, but his shot landed straight in the safe hands of Police custodian Kailash Das.
The policemen, who have been facing problems in finding the back of the net this season, continued with the same saga. Sarbananda Sonowal, on having received a lofted pass from Mofidul Islam from the right flank, headed the ball only to see the ball going inches wide of the target in the 20th minute.
Hemanta Kr Brahma of ASEB suffered a head injury while trying to save a corner in the 35th minute and had to be carried out.
With the second half kicking off, the policemen made repeated attempts to find the net but failed each time. The side almost outplayed the powermen but the failure to convert their chances continued throughout the second half.
The 57th minute of play saw Assam Police coming close to breaking the deadlock. Substitute Rajen Zoya, making his way into the box after receiving a pass from Joseph Maslai, failed to beat ASEB custodian Daoga Brahma as his lofted strike hit the crosspiece.
Assam Police kept making forays into the powermen’s territory but goals eluded them each time.
Green Valley SC will clash with Navajyoti Club tomorrow.
A Division League: The scheduled last match of the Jibeswar Goswami Guwahati First Division Football League for today between Ganga Sports Club and City Police was postponed till Sunday.