| Tarapur and Arunachal players in Silchar on Thursday. Picture by Satananda Bhattacharjee |
Hailakandi, June 5: Defending champions Tarapur Athletic Club lived up to their reputation as they thrashed Arunachal Sanskritik Samiti 6-2 in the inaugural match of the Ramanuj Gupta Super Division football league of Silchar District Sports Association at Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium in Silchar today.
In a one-sided match, Tarapur rode a hattrick by striker Lalremliana to build their lead after Apollo Rongmei struck first blood through a brilliant solo effort from the midfield in the 15th minute
Lalremliana scored his goals in the 39th, 61st and 85th minutes.
Tarapur scored two more goals, one in the 36th minute when Lalhangan connected a corner to perfection and another by Dulan Bhumij in the 67th minute.
Jolted by the barrage of goals, Arunachal Sanskritik Samiti lost the battle in the first half itself, having failed to penetrate the Tarapur defence.
Lalthankima scored two late goals, in the 81st and 87th minutes. But his brace came a little too late for Arunachal to make a fight out of it.
Tomorrow, India Club will take on Silchar Sporting.
Friendly: The 16Bn Sashastra Seema Bal team defeated Kokrajhar Press Club 3-1 in a friendly football match organised on the premises of 16Bn SSB camp at Adabari, writes our correspondent from Kokrajhar.
Meeting: A meeting between the Guwahati Referees Association and Guwahati Sports Association will be held on June 8 on the GSA office premises to discuss the GSA football leagues.