Guwahati, Sept. 18: Assam State Electricity Board SC, Guwahati will lock horns with former champions Assam Rifles, Tezpur in the first semi-final of the sixth GTC Challenge Trophy football tournament at Judges Field here tomorrow.
The powermen yesterday handed a 3-0 drubbing to City Police, Guwahati in the third quarter-final of the knockout tournament.
Midfielder Syed Ansar opened the ASEB account in the 34th minute and Yumnam Gopi Singh pumped in a brace in the 40th and 67th minutes before the policemen gained a toehold in the match and fight back.
The policeís attempts to penetrate into the opponentís castle were, however, foiled by the defence with the ASEB men stepping back in the latter part of the second half to guard their territory.
Assam Rifles had on Monday marched into the round of four, blanking out Barekuri Football Coaching Centre, Tinsukia 6-0 in a rather one-sided second quarter-final.
Striker Bulu Jigdung opened the floodgates with a brace in the 17th and 18th minutes while L. Santa Singh scored the third goal in the 35th minute. Jigdung completed his hattrick with another goal in the 41st minute.
The paramilitary men didnít stop there as skipper Ajit Kr Singh made no mistake in ruffling the net again in the 45th minute. L. Zuwala pumped in the last goal in the 85th minute.
Green Valley SC, Guwahati will meet defending champions Oil India FC, Duliajan in the second semi-final on Friday.
Green Valley entered the semi-final on Sunday, defeating Food Corporation of India SC, Guwahati 3-0 in the first quarter-final.
Ronald Singh (34th minute), Michel Lucky Kelechukwu (68th minute) and Fayajuddin Shah (83rd minute) were the scorers for Green Valley.
Oil India, on the other hand, got the better of hosts Gauhati Town Club 2-0 in the last quarter-final yesterday.
Birjab Mushahary and Manash Manjit Chetia netted the goals for the Duliajan side in the 15th and 28th minutes.