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Umrangso win inter-parish knock-out football tournament

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Sep 29, 2023 8:21 pm
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Players of Umrongso parish receiving the champions’ trophy from Rev. Fr. John Timung in Diphu on September 28.

DIPHU — Umrangso parish of Dima Hasao edged past Satgaon parish of West Karbi Anglong 4-3 to win the third inter-parish knock-out football tournament of Diphu Catholic Diocese, played at Karbi Anglong Sports Association stadium on Thursday (Sep. 28) evening.

The tournament was organised by the inter-parish football committee in memory of Fr. Matthew Thomas.

Before the start of the game, Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) and president, KASA, Tuliram Ronghang was introduced to the players.

Aiwikson Sangma of Satgaon drew first blood but Umrangso came with an equaliser through the boots of Stephan Timung.

The second goal for Umrangso was netted by Avinush Engti and the end of the first half, Umrangso were leading by 2-1 goals.

After the lemon break, the game witnessed attacks and counter attacks from both the two sides. The third and fourth goals for Umrangso were scored by Stephan Hanse and Marcus Chinthong.

Satgaon players also managed to score two more goals through Reverend Sangma and Jack Sangma.

At the end of the final whistle, the score stood at of 4-3 in favour of Umrangso.

Stephan Hanse, with eight goals, was declared the highest scorer of the tournament, player of the tournament award went to Jack Sangma of Satgaon and Norbertson Timung of Umrangso received the golden glove award (best goalkeeper).

The winning team was awarded a trophy and cash prize of INR 50,000, while the runner-up team also received a trophy and INR. 30,000.

All together, 18 teams under Diphu diocese comprising Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao took part in the tournament.

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Sep 29, 2023 8:21:52 pm
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