GUWAHATI, Aug 26 � Dynamo Club made a fine rally to edge past Sunrise Athletic Club in a crucial match of the RG Baruah Super Division Football League.
In a keenly contested encounter at the Nehru Stadium here today, Sunrise were leading 1-0 at the break. But they could not maintain the lead as the hard-working Dynamo players finally turned the tables on them and snatched full points. Dynamo could have won the match by a much bigger margin had their captain Abraham Goodluck and another Nigerian Onyebi Nandos Ogbonna not missed few easy sitters.
Sunrise players made a bright start and started raiding the opponent territory from the initial stage. Their frontliners � Eze Daniel, Edoho Gilbert Abasiubong � worked hard and gave a tough time to the Dynamo defenders in the first session. Gilbert set the ball from the right wing to Daniel who gently pushed home for a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute.
But the complexion of the match changed completely in the second session as Dynamo skipper Goodluck played the role of sheet anchor and almost single-handedly split the Sunrise defence combining his power and skill. Defender Sambhu Bar restored parity in the 47th minute with a sharp header off a flag kick taken by Goodluck.
In the 58th minute, Abraham again set the ball for Nandos who beat Sunrise custodian Manish T Chetry with a low volley which finally proved to be the match winner. With today�s victory, Dynamo collected 15 points from seven matches while Sunrise are in troubled water with just five points in the kitty after completion of the first phase of the league.
Now ASEB (16 pts), Dynamo (15 pts), Gauhati Town Club (10 pts) and NF Rly (8 pts) are in the top half and will play for the title. On the other hand, Assam Police Blues (8 pts), FCI (8 pts), Sunrise (5 pts) and Green Valley (4 pts) are at the bottom half and will fight to evert relegation to the A Division. The schedule for the second round is yet to be announced.