Barekuri Football Club (in orange) and Gargaon Football Club players in action at Doomdooma in
Tinsukia on Thursday. Telegraph picture
Dibrugarh, July 30: Barekuri Football Club, Tinsukia, edged past Gargaon Football Club by 2-1 goals in the seventh Bodousa Cup Football Tournament, organised by Bodousa Sports Club at Doomdooma Town Field in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam.
Striker Pran Jyoti Chutia netted the first goal for Barekuri Football Club through a shot from the right flank in the 48th minute. Leading by a solitary goal into the second half, the Barekuri men lost footing quite early when Gargaon midfielder Simanta Gogoi converted a penalty kick in the 51st minute, awarded for a fault by the opponents inside the box, for the equaliser.
However, Chutia continued with his attacking game and fired in his second goal in the 63rd minute.
In another match played between Namrup Town Club and Manik Football Club (Sikkim) at Gandhi Maidan in Namrup, the home side prevailed with a solitary goal.
Striker Pranjit Gogoi scored the only goal for Namrup Town Club with a calculated shot from the left flank in the 75th minute. The Manik FC men, who were apparently exhausted by the scorching heat, toiled hard but could not find an equaliser.
Yesterday, Barekuri Football Coaching Centre started with a goalless draw against Morning Star FC, Diphu at the floodlit Jubilee Ground in Digboi in Tinsukia district.
Earlier, hosts Bodousa Sports Club, Tinsukia handed a 1-0 defeat to Gauhati Town Club, Guwahati in the inaugural match at Kachujan Sports Association ground in Tinsukia.
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