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Railmen cruise past Ganga

Guwahati, Aug. 12: Defending champions Northeast Frontier Railway Sports Club continued their winning streak, clinching a victory against debutants Ganga Sports Club by a solitary goal in their match of the RG Baruah Guwahati Sports Association Super Division League at ground one of Nehru Stadium here today.

With this win, the railmen registered their second consecutive win in their two matches while Ganga Sports Club are yet to open their account. On having received a pass from Laltankima, David Hmingthanga’s powerful strike from outside the box managed to hit the woodwork while NF Railway defender Bijoy Das managed to clear the ball to safety in the eighth minute.

NF Railway were awarded a free kick from the right flank and Sibra Narzary’s set piece took the aerial curve. However, Ganga custodian Munshi Saifuddin was quick to react as he fisted the ball out for a corner in the 32nd minute.

In the second half, Narzary set the ball rolling for skipper Bappa Biswas, who made no mistake in finding the back of the net in the 48th minute. Nigerian recruit John Ozoemene Nwore’s header off a well-elevated cross from Lalremtluanga failed to trouble NF Railway custodian N.I. Singh in the 86th minute.

In the Jibeswar Goswami GSA A Division Football League at ground two, Gauhati Town Club thrashed Rajbari Athletic Club 4-1.

The side rode on Nigerian recruit Festus O. Johnavah’s hattrick with goals in the 20th, 71st and 78th minutes while Lenin Angom scored the other goal in the 65th minute.

Aulat Ali scored the lone goal for Rajbari through a penalty in the 90th minute.