Nagaon, Sept. 30: Defending champions Assam Rifles, Tezpur blanked Assam Police Blues, Guwahati 2-0 in the second quarter-final league match of the ongoing 65th Independence Day Cup football tournament, organised by Nowgong Sports Association, at Nurul Amin stadium here today. Assam Rifles striker L. Santa Singh scored the first goal of the match as early as in the sixth minute.
Assam Police Blues were reduced to a nine-man side in the 63rd minute after their players Mofidul Islam and Thaoba Singh were given the marching orders. Capitalising on all- out efforts by the Guwahati policemen, Assam Rifles substitute Bulu Jigdung scored the second goal in the 88th minute. Redial Club, Nagaon meet Green Valley SC, Guwahati in the next quarter-final league match tomorrow.