GUWAHATI, Aug 8 � Nigerian striker Ugochukwu Ogbuka came to the rescue of Sunrise Athletic Club as they rallied to beat Assam Police Blues 2-1 in a keenly contested encounter of Abhishek Motors RG Baruah GSA Super Division Football League.
On a slightly slippery ground of the Nehru Stadium here today, Karuna Goyari put Assam Police Blues ahead in the 23rd minute but a brace by Ogbuka in the 28th and 72nd minutes took the result of the match in Sunrise�s favour.
Police goal came off a melee after a flag kick and unmarked Karuna punched home from inside the box.
But after five minutes, Ogbuka beat the Police custodian Deben Mahanta with a sharp header anticipating a floater sent by Vikram Singh from the right flank. The second goal of Sunrise was also scored in a similar way as the Nigerian nodded the ball into the net off a centre sent by Bikam from right flank.
In the later part of the match, the policemen went all out and came close of scoring on a couple of occasions.
Robijit Jigdung missed the target by whisker in the 80th minute and Sunrise defender Bikash Halder made a goalline save at the fag end of the match off a sharp shot taken by Joseph Maslai.
Both the goalkeepers, Deben Mahanta of Police and Prasanta Debnath of Sunrise, displayed superb game under the bar and made some splendid saves.
Maharana win: Maharana Athletic Club registered a 2-1 victory against SAI in their A Division match today.
For Maharana, Rameswar Boro opened the account in the 42nd minute while William Gangte restored parity in the 61st minute. Finally, Jayanta Rabha fired the match winner in the 69th minute.
Today�s matches: Super Div NFR vs GTC; A Div Rising vs Rajbari.