GUWAHATI, Aug 9 � Displaying perfect teamwork, defending champions NF Railway Sports Club trounced Food Corporation of India (FCI) Sports Club 4-0 in today�s match of the Abhishek Motors GSA Super Division Football League for the RG Baruah Trophy at the Nehru Stadium here.
The FCI boys were totally outplayed in all departments and virtually danced to the tunes of the well-combined Railway players. The defenders in particular were toothless and they could not prevent the nimble-footed Railway frontliners from entering their territory. FCI defender, Sachin Basumatary, who was in sound form in the previous match, was totally off-colour today and as a result, the whole defence line could not match the opponent�s striking force.
The Railway boys, who were not in their best form in the last encounter against Navajyoti, bounced back and forged ahead in the 22nd minute through Sibra Narzary. Sibra got the ball when FCI custodian Govinda Boro could not grip it off a set piece taken by Shashanka Chanda and gently pushed home (1-0).
Leading 1-0 at the breather, the NFR players romped into attack mode with a series of moves using both the flanks. Veteran Duleswar Rabha enhanced the margin in the 54th minute capitalising on a pass from Shashanka (2-0).
After the second goal it became a totally one-sided affair and Sibra scored two more goals outwitting the FCI defence. Sibra netted the third goal in the 58th minute with a header reading a floater sent by Bapa Biswas (3-0). Skilful Sibra completed the tally in the 77th minute with a feeble left footer from top of the box (4-0). The ball deflected into the net kissing David Gayari�s legs.
The FCI attackers were totally outsmarted by the well balanced Railway defenders throughout the course and as a result the Railway goalkeeper K Bijen Singh had a relaxed time under the bar.
Rajbari down Abutani 6-1: In the A Division Football League for the Jibeswar Goswami Trophy, Rajbari Athletic Club fired 6 against Abutani�s 1.
In the totally one-sided match on the second ground, Thoiba scored four goals, including a hattrick, while Ng Santosh and Shaolin Singh added one each.
Thoiba scored in the 12th, 40th, 47th and 73rd minutes while Santosh netted in the 56th minute. Shaolin�s goal came in the 81st minute. For Abutani, Abhinash Talukdar scored the lone goal in the 23rd minute.
Today�s matches: (Super Div) ASEB vs Navajyoti; (A Div) City Police vs Maharana.