GUWAHATI, Aug 7: Navajyoti Club made winning start in the GSA RG Baruah Super Division Soccer League here on Tuesday. The side in their opening game, held at the Nehru stadium, defeated Rajbari AC 2-1.
Rajbari AC was promoted to super Division last year. The team is yet to gather necessary experience to play against the big team like Navajyoti in the super Division League but they still managed to give good fight on Tuesday.
Winner scored both the goals in the first 45th minutes of the match. Rahim Ali put Navajyoti ahead when the game was just four minutes old. He nicely capitalized the opportunity that was came to him very early stage of the game. Captain Ishaq Sangma increased the margin in the 38th minutes.
Rajbari returned one through Abungo in the 80th minutes. The goal was the result of quick counter attack. A long clearance from the defence of Rajbari came to Abungo via another player. Abungo made quick run and beat the opponent goalkeeper with a nice shot.
Rajbari was reduced to ten-man at the very fag end of the game after Ramos was showed red card for a foul near the goal area of his team.
Wednesday’s match: Gauhati Town Club vs Sunrise AC.