Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Defending champion Assam State Electricity Board Sports Club (ASEBSC) made a solid start in the RG Baruah Super Division Soccer League thrashing North East Frontier Railway Sports Club (NFRSC) 4-1 in the opening tie at the Nehru stadium here today. The winner was leading by a solitary goal at the first half.
ASEBSC, which recruited several new players in the team this season, looked positive from the very early stage of the game. However they utilized most of the opportunities in the second half. The match was 16 minutes old when Akran Narzary put ASEBSC ahead and the side managed to hold the lead till the lemon break.
In the second half ASEBSC increased their attack and were successful to pump in three more goals through Jwmbla Brahma (2) and Raghu Nath Boro. Jwmbla scored twice in 51 and 79 minutes of the game while Raghu Nath added the other one in the 70th minutes.
NFRSC reduced one through Sibra Narzary in the 65th minutes. Sibra could score another goal in the match as his side was awarded a penalty but Daoga Brahma, the goalkeeper of ASEBSC, made a brilliant save of his shot.
Meanwhile Gauhati Sports Association handed over two balls each to all the participating teams of the Super Division League. The secretary of the Association Dhrubajyoti Kalita said: “This year we have decided to hand over two match balls to each participating teams of the Super Division League so that the teams can accustom with the behaviour of the ball.”
Tomorrow’s match: Assam Police Blues vs FC Green Valley.