| A moment from the match between Ganga Sports Club (in white) and GTC at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, July 8: Ganga Sports Club eased past Gauhati Town Club 2-0 in the inaugural game of the Premier Agro Bio-Tech N.N. Bhattacharya Knockout Football Tournament at Nehru Stadium here today.
Despite maintaining decent ball possession throughout the game, Gauhati Town Club failed to find the back of the net. Ganga Sports Club looked completely outplayed in the first half but ensured their progress in the tournament.
Lenin Angom of GTC decided to have a go with a powerful strike from outside the box but missed the target by a whisker in the sixth minute. Angom on the left flank provided Nabin Chowaria with an absolute goal scoring opportunity in the 21st minute, but the latter’s strike failed to yield the required result.
Lalremtluanga ensured the lead for Ganga SC in the 52nd minute with a header.
H. Lalrinliana provided his side with the second goal in the additional minutes of full time after Avijit Dey from the left flank set the ball rolling to his feet.
Pulin Das: Assam sports minister Ajit Singh and senior officials of the sports department on Tuesday visited ailing 97-year-old sports personality Pulin Das at a city hospital here. Wishing his speedy recovery, Singh said: “We have assured the family of all kind of help from the government for his treatment. I have personally asked his family members to inform us for any assistance they need.”
Winner’s Cup: The AMFA has informed that the restructured Winner’s Cup would start from September this year as per AMFA calendar 2014-15.
The cup result table will be the basis for promotion to Manipur State League for next season to replace the relegated team in this year.