MORIGAON, Jan 20 � Two matches were played in 69th Santosh Trophy North East zone tournament today here at Khirode Boruah stadium. In the first match, Assam defeated Nagaland by a big margin of 5 -0. Mintu Boro netted the first goal in 11th minute while Suraj Mandal scored the 2nd goal in the 40th minute. Largely dominated by Assam, Nagaland got a self goal in the 63rd minute. The 4th and 5th goals were scored by Mandela and E Wari respectively.
In the second match, Manipur beat Arunachal Pradesh 3-1.