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Tekcham enter quarter-finals

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Imphal, Jan. 23: Tekcham Polo Club (A) sailed into the quarter-finals, beating Kangchup Road Youth Physical Sporting Association by 10-3 goals in the 29th N. Hazari and N. Tombi State Polo Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung today.

Tekcham rider M. Doren struck four goals to lead his team from the front with teammates O. Rozer and veteran rider M. Manihar adding a goal each to post a 6-0 lead in the first chukker.

Kangchup rider Robert Singh provided a ray of hope for his team getting their first goal in the second chukker but Tekcham rider M. Doren caused more damage with another goal and an increased margin of 7-1 goals.

Kangchup riders had more luck with Kh. Kaoba and M. Doren scoring two more goals to dash any hopes of a reprieve of Kangchup Road team in the third chukker. In the fourth chukker Kangchup riders Robert Singh and S. Momon Singh scored a goal each to trail by 3-9 goals.

Tekcham rider O. Rozer wrapped up the game with the 10th goal en route to the quarter-finals. In the other matches, Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club (A) beat Nongchup Pana Sagol Kangjei (A) by 16-2 goals to move into the quarter-finals. L. Atangba scored eight goals while Y. Romen fetched four goals, Y. Suraj, H. Surjit and L. Lokeshor struck a goal each for Chingkhei Hunba team. Th. Rishikanta and Kh. Surjit fetched a goal each for Nongchup Pana team.

Manipur Police Sports Club (C) also sailed into the quarter-finals, beating Eastern Students Club by 10-2 goals.