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Bokakhat triumph

DUGAR SHIELD

Tezpur, July 31: Striker Babu Karmakar scored a hattrick to help Bokakhat XI post its second successive win in the 54th Sohanlal Dugar Shield football tournament, edging past Trinayan Jyoti Sangha, Chabua, 3-2 in a match at Tezpur Polo Ground here today.

Trinayan, however, were the first to get off the blocks with medio Rameswar Boro effectively connecting a ball from striker Shankar Bagh in the 12th minute.

The next 25 minutes of play featured a series of moves and counter moves but it was Babu who drew parity with a brilliant solo effort in the 37th minute.

However, in the very next minute, Trinayan struck back, with Suraj Singh scoring from the right wing off a pass from midfielder Bapan Boro.

Down 1-2, the onus was on Bokakhat to come back, which they did, thanks to Babu. In the 50th minute, the maverick striker made it 2-2 as he executed a shot after a pass from the right flank and caught goalkeeper Rintu Das unawares. Twenty minutes later, Babu scored again off a pass from medio Pallab Orang to seal the match for Bokakhat.

Tomorrow, Jorhat Jail Road will take on Moran Town Club in the tournament organised by Tezpur District Sports Association.

Wushu: Dibrugarh topped the tally with a haul of 27 medals in the State Wushu Championship organised by Dibrugarh District Wushu Association in association with the Wushu Association of Assam at Rameswarlal Saharia Sanghati Bhawan. Kamrup (metro) and Kokrajhar were placed second and third respectively.