| The Khurai team receives the trophy at Mapal Kangjeibung in Imphal on Wednesday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, Jan. 29: Khurai Polo Club today outsmarted Manipur Police Sports Club (B) by 10-4 goals to claim the championís title of the 29th N. Hazari and N. Tombi State Polo Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung here.
The Khurai team got the first two goals through P. Ojit Singh. They got their third goal through experienced P. Jotin in the second chukker to dominate the scorecard 3-0. Manipur Police pushed up the tempo in the third chukker with S. Viking and Th. Roshan Singh picking up a goal each to trail by 2-3 goals.
But in the same chukker, Khurai Polo Club dashed any hopes of a comeback for the cops with Khurai rider T. Roshan and P. Ojit slamming a goal each to post a 5-2 goals tally.
In the fourth and final chukker, Khurai rider P. Ojit struck five goals to make the tally 10-2 goals.
Manipur Police continued the fight and got two goals with T. Pradeepkumar and S. Viking Singh fetching a goal each, which proved too late for the top title.
Football: Manipur trounced Nagaland by 9-0 goals in the second match of the 68th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy (NE Zone) in Aizawl. Manipur will meet hosts Mizoram on Friday.
Tennis: Tiddim Road Athletic Union beat IYA Kakching by a solitary goal in the 10th N. Bhubon State-level Invitation Football Tournament for DSA Trophy in Kakching.