link

Assam and Meghalaya register wins in Dr T Ao Football Tournament

Assam and Meghalaya on Monday registered wins in the fourth edition of Dr T Ao Football Tournament organised in memory of the famous footballer from the region who captained the Indian national team in an international event in 1948.



While Assam came from behind to beat their rival the Nagaland state football team 2-0, the host team outplayed the state football team from Arunachal Pradesh 3-0.



Although Nagaland dominated the first half of the first game, they failed to find the net even as Lipok’s shot was brilliantly saved by Assam’s keeper.



After the lemon break, Assam changed their tactics and created many chances. Their effort was rewarded when Biswajit Swarkiyari opened for the neighbour in the 66th minute.



Biswamitra Basumatary sealed Nagaland’s fate in favour of his state team when he doubled the score in the 84th minute.



In the second match of the day, Meghalaya outplayed the visiting team from Arunachal Pradesh even as they dominated ball possession in the entire game.



While Arunachal Pradesh’ players are yet to wake up to the game, T Siangshai opened the host account in the 28th minute.



M Khongstia (53) and M Gatphoh’s goals in the 87th minute of the match sealed the fate of the visitors.



Earlier, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma inaugurated the second match and also the flood lights at the J N Stadium at Polo grounds here.

Read more :
  • Anne Keothavong targets Olympic Games
    Great Britain's number two Anne Keothavong has set herself the target of qualifying for the Olympic Games in London next year. The 28-year-old is currently ranked number 72 in the world bu...
  • Federer faces historic Wimbledon bid
    Roger Federer AFP PHOTO PARIS: Ten years after Roger Federer made his Grand Slam breakthrough at Wimbledon, the 17-time major winner returns to the All England Club next week as defending ...
  • David Ferrer beats wildcard Nicolas Mahut to reach third round
    David Ferrer has defeated wildcard Nicolas Mahut in straight sets to claim a spot in the third round of the Paris Masters. The Spaniard claimed a 6-4 6-4 win over Mahut to progress to the ...
  • Xavi ‘will not be forced to play’, says Del Bosque
    Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque on Monday said that Xavi Hernandez will only play against France in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier if he feels ready to do so. The Barcelona midfielder, such ...
  • Jose Mourinho refuses to discuss Chelsea transfer targets
    Very interesting news today. Jose Mourinho has refused to be drawn on Chelsea's transfer targets and insists he will be happy with his squad if he fails to sign another player before Tue...
  • Mizoram to play Manipur in T Ao final
    Defending champions Mizoram will clash against Manipur in the final of the Dr T Ao football tournament. In the first semifinal played here on Monday, Mizoram defeated Arunachal Pradesh 1-0 ...
  • Makarova wields Melbourne magic with Kerber win
    MELBOURNE - Ekaterina Makarova sprung a second successive fourth round upset at the Australian Open when the Russian completed a 7-5 6-4 victory over fifth seed Angelique Kerber on Sunday. ...
  • Huey, partner resume title hunt in The Netherlands
    Filipino-American Treat Huey and British Dominic Inglot will resume their campaign in the Topshelf Open being held in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Huey and Inglot will be up against Germ...