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Assam, TN in a draw, Mizoram lose

Golaghat/Dibrugarh, April 28: Hosts Assam held strong opponents Tamil Nadu to a goalless draw in a group league match of the 20th Senior Women’s National football championship at Golaghat District Sports Association (GDSA) stadium today.

Though the visitors dominated the first half of the match, they lost their tempo in the latter half of the game.

The home side got a number of scoring opportunities, which they unfortunately squandered to remain goalless throughout.

In another match of the day, Jharkhand blanked Pondicherry 2-0 at Butolikhowa in Golaghat district.

The winning goals came through the efforts of striker Susmita Kumari and Sandhya Kashyap.

In another group league match held at Dibrugarh, Odisha tamed Mizoram 3-0 at Jalan Outdoor Stadium.

In the one-sided affair where the Odisha women dominated the proceedings throughout, the first goal came in as early as in the third minute with midfielder Jabamani Soren converting a calculated pass from teammate Gayatri Malik.

In the second half, Mizoram lost some chances to equalise.

In the 63rd minute, Gayatri Malik scored another goal for Odisha.

Striker Meneka Malik netted the third goal for Odisha in the 76th minute.

In yet another eventful match of the day, Goa rattled Gujarat 12-0 at Chabua near Dibrugarh.

Nabholiya Kalako, who netted five goals for Goa, and Angel S. Baraganaka struck a hattrick for the magnificent victory.