Shillong, June 11: The 10th match of the ongoing under-19 Shillong Premier League saw Shillong United jump to second place in the standings with a 3-0 win over Royal Wahingdoh here today.
The young Wahingdoh team has struggled in all three of its matches so far to hold off the opposition early on and that proved to be the case once again with L.P. Kumar slotting the ball for the opening goal in the 14th minute. His teammate P.C. Lalhruaitluanga doubled the lead 11 minutes later, with Y.B. Meitei delivering the coup de grace in the 53rd minute.
Shillong United now has six points from three outings and is second behind leader Rangdajied United. Wahingdoh is yet to register its first points and is in seventh place, just ahead of Laitumkhrah on goal difference. Friday’s game will see Laitumkhrah play Shillong Lajong at 4pm.
Recognition: The School Games Federation of India’s annual general meeting, held at LNIPE campus here on Tuesday and yesterday, accorded recognition to Kurash, an ancient form of martial arts of Uzbekistan and played in 122 nations, including India. The sport will be introduced in the school games calendar of 2015-2016.
The Assam Cricket Association has extended financial aid to Tinsukia District Sports Association president Juga Dutta for his medical treatment in Bangalore.
Kickboxing meet: The 4th All- Assam Inter-School Kickboxing Championship will be hosted by All Guwahati District Kickboxing Association and Kamrup (R) District Kickboxing Association at Sonaram High School grounds here from July 20 to 23. Events will be held in under-9, 14, 17, and 19 age groups.