Guwahati, Sept. 16: NF Railway SC retained the Abhishek Motors R.G. Baruah Trophy Guwahati Sports Association (GSA) Super League football tournament trophy.
The GSA today officially announced the result of the last match between the railmen and Navajyoti Club that was abandoned few minutes before the end of the regulation time on Friday following the latter refusing to take the field protesting a referee decision.
Navajyoti Club were leading by a solitary goal in the match and trouble erupted when the referees awarded a spot kick to the opponents towards the fag end of the match.
“Since Navajyoti Club refused to play the match, the rules stipulate that NF Railway be awarded the points. Therefore, the railmen are declared the winners,” GSA football secretary Sajal Sengupta said.
The defending champions (the railmen) finished the 10-match campaign with 22 points, winning seven matches and were held to a draw in one tie.
Navajyoti Club, who were in the contention for the title till the match was abandoned, had to be content with third place with 16 points earned from four wins and four draws.
Green Valley SC finished runners-up with 18 points, winning five matches and losing two.