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Green Valley derail Railmen

Guwahati, Sept. 4: Green Valley Sports Club (SC) came back from behind to snatch a 3-1 victory against defending champions Northeast Frontier Railway SC in their championship round match of the Abhishek Motors R.G. Baruah Trophy Guwahati Super Division football League at Nehru Stadium here today.

The railmen struck first to take the lead in the 30th minute through Chayaram Basumatary. Having received a pass from Dipak Ghatowar from the midfield, Chayaram made his way past the opponent defenders into the box to ensure a perfect finish.

It didnít take long for Green Valley to draw parity, as Sayao Tangkhulís diving strike was enough to leave NF Railway custodian K. Bijen Singh with no reply in the 40th minute.

Soon after the equaliser, Green Valley went all guns blazing, with repeated attempts on the target. Newly recruited foreigner Babatunde Ayomide Badmus finely assisted Michael Lucky Kelechukwu through a pass in the 44th minute which saw the latter finding the target with ease.

To rub salt on NF Railwayís wounds, it was Badmus who made no mistake in making 3-1 in the additional minutes of the first half. Receiving a calculated pass from Shabir Ali from the left flank, Badmus found the net with ease.

NE soccer: Morning Star Club, Khanapara marched into the semi-finals of the Joyram Medhi and Lagun Kro fifth Northeast prize-money football tournament defeating Tiger Club, Bangthaigaon 5-3 in the first quarter-final at Sarusajai Sports Complex here today.

K. Pratap scored three goals in the fifth, 19th and 30th minutes for Morning Star while teammate Tarun Sarma netted two in the 15th and 48th minutes. Raju Daloi scored all the three goals for Tiger Club in the 11th, 45th and 58th minutes.