GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - Title favourites ASEB defeated Assam Police Blues 5-4 in an exciting tie-breaker to win the 11th Nripendra Narayan Bhattacharyya Knock-out Football Tournament following a goalless draw in the stipulated time at the Nehru Stadium here this afternoon.
The consolation for the losers was that their captain Kusha Rabha, who netted for the losers along with Kajaigek Rongmei, M Nganthoiba Singha and Joseph Maslai in the penalty shootout, was adjudged the best player of the tournament. N Bikash Singh wasted his chance to score from the stop after being given the opportunity to strike first by the AP Blues captain.
On the other hand, the winners scored all their spot kicks in the tie-breaker as Ansural Mula, skipper Sanjay Boro, Biplab Kundu, Rakesh Das and custodian Daoga Brahma netted in to the applause from their supporters.
As expected, it was a well-contested encounter as the ball moved from one end of the field to the other, but both the teams flouted the chances that came their way.