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Nambul Mapal triumph

Imphal, March 4: Nambul Mapal Polo Club defeated Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club by 4-3 goals today in the opening match of the 24th Governorís Cup Invitation Polo Tournament under way at Mapal Kangjeibung.

The match was extended to the sixth chukker as both sides were tied 3-3 in the fifth chukker. Chingkhei Hunba got the opening goal with L. Atangba scoring in the 4.37th minute. Atangba got the second goal for Chingkhei shortly afterwards to lead 2-0.

Nambul Mapal riders rode back with L. Tarun getting his teamís first goal in the 4.01st minute in the third chukker.

In the fourth chukker, Chingkhei Hunba scored again with Atangba scoring his third goal in the 1.01st minute to post a 3-1 tally.

But Nambul Mapal came back with gutso as L. Tarun hit two straight goals in the 1.36th minute and 1.53rd minutes to level the scores 3-3 leading to the extra chukker.

Nambul rider B. Paikhomba struck home the winning fourth goal in the sixth chukker.

MCA cricket: Model Club registered a 70-run win over Eastern Sporting Union in the first MCA Plate Cricket tournament under way at Luwangpokpa cricket stadium.

Soccer: Endeavour drubbed Shija Hospitals (A) by 4-0 goals in the second Xenoh Corporate Football Challenge at Tabungkhok in Imphal West today.

Hockey

SYUC defeated Super Sporting Association by 4-2 goals during penalty stroke in the second Y. Rashmani Memorial Invitation Menís Open Seven-a-Side Hockey Tournament at Kontha Ahallup.