| A moment from the match between XI Star (in white) and Eastern Sporting in Imphal on Monday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, July 28: XI Star Sporting Union, Akhampat, blanked Eastern Sporting Union, Wangkhei, by 2-0 goals in Maharajkumar Ghanendrajit Memorial Super Division Football League, 2014 played at Artificial Turf, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.
Playing attacking football, the XI Star Football Union team cruised through the first half with a goal from a penalty in the 29th minute of play. N. Ramesh Singh was brought down by an Eastern defender. Ramesh took the kick himself and secured the lead.
XI Star Sporting Union got cracking again when unmarked L. Roshan Singh latched onto a goalline pass from Boynao Singh, to strike the winning goal in the 80th minute for the victory.
Two XI Star players N. Radhakanta, L. Roshan and Eastern Sporting Union players Letjegou Haokip and Kh. Roshikay were booked with yellow cards by referee Tarunkumar Singh.
In another match, United Progressive Adults Association, Kiyamgei, beat Youth Organisation Sporting Club, Khurai, by a solitary goal. The match-winning goal was scored by K. Ashokumar in the 49th minute for the victory. Badminton: L. Belinda Devi moved into the final of the girls’ singles Under-17 category of the 7th Imphal West Badminton Championship 2014 played at MBA Indoor Hall, DM College Campus, defeating A. Sanam 2-1. In the boys’ singles under-19 quarter-final, A. Binod thrashed A. Sachindra 21-7, 21-13 while T. Thangboi beat Bhusan Prasad 21-6, 21-11, Rk. Aris beat A. Dollar 23-21, 21-7 and I. Yaitomba Singh beat M. Nilamani Singh 21-6, 21-7, en route to the semi-final. In the men’s singles 40-year quarter-final, S. Jatra Singh beat K. Arun 21-16, 21-11 to ride into the semi-final.