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City Police edge past Rising men

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Guwahati, Aug. 1: City Police came back from behind for a 2-1 victory over Rising Eleven in their match of the Jibeswar Goswami Guwahati Sports Association A Division Football League at ground one of Nehru Stadium here today.

In an even contest, Rising Eleven managed a fine equaliser. However, a late goal in the additional minutes of full time helped City Police win.

In the second half, Rising didn’t take long to break the deadlock with Wilson Dewri making no mistake in taking advantage of the situation in the 50th minute.

Dharmendar Boro’s free kick from a few steps outside the box somehow managed to get past the wall only to find Dewri who guided the ball into the net. City tried hard to equalise. Their efforts were rewarded in the 71st minute when Satrughna Konwar took advantage of a defence lapse to score with Rising glovesman Shankar Karmakar not up to the task. Substitute Manoj Ahmed, making his way into the box, attempted a shot that hit Samit Khaklary’s hand, thus providing his side with a penalty in the additional minutes. City stopper Nirab Dewri’s setpiece found the back of the net with ease.

In another match on ground two, Gauhati Town Club got the better of Sports Authority of India Sports Club 3-1. Sanjeeva Rongpi gave GTC its lead in the 34th minute while Pranjal Bhumij equalised for SAI SC in the 64th minute. Unni Krishnan put GTC in front again in the 80th minute while substitute Janak Dewri scored the third goal for his side in injury time.