Sports reporter GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - Ganga Sports Club, which earned the Super Division grade in 2013, has been relegated again and next year they have to play in the A Division.
Ganga SC attacker PC Lalnhming (white) tries to get past FCI defenders Langa Ram Basumatary (L) and Shyamjyoti Pegu (C) during their Super Division match at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Friday. – UB Photos
In the most crucial match of the RG Baruah Super Division Football League of the Guwahati Sports Association, Ganga SC suffered a 0-1 goal defeat at the hands of Food Corporation of India (FCI) Sports Club. Following some disputes, the Ganga manager Ashok Sarma withdrew his team from the ground in the 87th minute when they were trailing by a solitary goal.
It was the final match of the league of this season where the FCI team was in a must win situation while a draw would have been enough for Ganga to stay in the Super Division. Mithinga Narzary fired the match winning goal in the 77th minute converting a spot kick.
Nigerian player Nureani Ayodeji pulled down Navajyoti striker Michael Lalhruaitluanga inside the Ganga box and referee Ranjit Daimary rightly awarded a spot kick to Navajyoti.
The match witnessed some unruly situations in the later part as some of the Ganga players argued with the referee following a decision and finally the referee had to send Ganga striker David K Hmingthanga off few minutes before time.
It was a mediocre encounter as no all out attack was seen from either sides. For Ganga, Olatunde Timothy, Alamgir Sanpui, PC Lalnhming Thanga and Surojit Duloi put some effort to cruise into the FCI citadel. But due to lack of accuracy in shooting at goal they had to stay away from doing any damage to the opponent.
With today’s match the curtain came down to this season’s football league of GSA.
Gauhati Town Club and Sunrise AC were scheduled to play in the other match of the day. But, as both the teams did not turn up, no team was given any point.