Nagaon, Oct. 25: A smashing performance by Heaven Blue players led the home team into the quarter-final, defeating Debesh Chakrabortty Coaching Centre, Lumding 2-1 in a second round match of the 9th Chief Executive Member Club Football Tournament organised by Dima Hasao Sports Association at NL Daolagupu sports complex in Haflong today.
Despite mild rain throughout the first half of the match, Heaven Blue dominated the match, leading 1-0 till the end of the first half.
Goalkeeper Daringdao saved two sure shots of rival Lumding striker Rupon Bora and midfielder Prabir Malakar in the 4th and 6th minutes of the match.
In the seventh minute, Heaven Blue striker Manju Gonju captured the ball from rival Lumding forward Anoj Basfar and passed to right winger Denis Haflongbar.
Haflongbar’s beautiful corner shot brought the first goal of the match.
Haflongbar’s next attempt was beautifully resisted by Lumding goal keeper Sujit Das.
In the 72nd minute, Heaven Blue striker Bauringdao Bathari scored the second goal.
Lumding right winger Suraj Khan’s corner shot brought the team’s only goal in the 80th minute.
107 Territorial Army defeated Kukisthan Football club 1-0 in another second round match on Thursday.
Sporting Union, Hailakandi will clash with Sngi Lumlang, Umrangsu, in another second round match tomorrow.