Assam shock Ukraine in Subroto Cup

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 14:50 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Magurmari High School, Kokrajhar, Assam scripted the biggest upset of the tournament so far with a well deserved 4-1 victory over hot favourites Troeschina of Kiev, Ukraine to enter the U-17 Boys' semifinals of the 54th Subroto Cup here Tuesday.

Devide Basumatary (35th), Inngbla Brahma (40th min), Kapil Kumar Ray (47th min) and Josef Ekka (70th min) scored for Assam. Maxim Koshelev (45th min) reduced the margin for Ukraine.

Ukraine custodian Magdenko Dmutro was sent during first half injury time for a foul on Assam's Thanil Singh.

Assam took control of the game early on, their speedy forwards proving to be quite a handful for the Ukraine defenders. They could have easily taken the lead after 20 minutes but Kapil's free-kick hit the bar. Assam finally made their dominance count when Basumatary headed in a corner a minute before the break. Assam dominated the second half as well, and the ball hardly ever left the Ukraine half of the field.

"I was hoping that my boys would win. But scoring four goals against a team like Troeschina isa nice surprise," Assam coach Biswajit Narzary said after the match. "We are now confident of the title."

In the girls section, riding on a hat-trick by from their striker Nisha, Government Senior Secondary School, Fatehabad, Haryana entered the Girls's final of the 54th Subroto Cup by defeating Tyssad School, Shillong, Meghalaya 4-0.

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