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Assam Rifles claim top title

Dibrugarh, Aug. 3: Assam Rifles, Shillong, defeated Oil India FC, Duliajan, 4-1 via tie-breakers to lift the trophy of the sixth Bodousa Cup Football Tournament, organised by Bodousa Sports Club, at Katchujan in Tinsukia district today.

The stipulated time ended in a 1-1 draw.

After a barren first session when both sides toiled hard but could not find a breakthrough, Oil India defender Raju Konwar converted a flag kick with a header in the 46th minute to draw first blood.

M. Chhetri equalised for Assam Rifles, heading in a corner kick from Santa Singh in the 73rd minute.

Both the teams showed great skill but could not move the scoreboard any further.

In the penalty shootout, Akum Ao, B. Mukhil and M. Chetri netted for Assam Rifles. H.L. Ruata, Tridip Hazarika and Mathew Sangjam of Oil India FC could not score.

Akum Ao of Assam Rifles emerged the Best Scorer and Zadin Hmar of Oil India FC was adjudged Best Player of the tournament.

Eagle Trophy

Bamang Taji FC failed to take advantage of an early lead against Chief Minister’s XI to go down 2-1 in the opening match of the fifth Eagle Trophy at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Naharlagun today, reports Ranju Dodum from Itanagar.

Karate: Dhananjoy Boro emerged champion in the 10-11 years’ category kata event while Krishanu Barman of Sonitpur annexed the Under-6 boys’ kata event title at the 8th Sub-Junior State Karate Do Championship at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium here, reports our correspondent from Guwahati.