Mizoram wins national sub-junior soccer title

Posted By: Pti

Kolkata, Feb 24 (PTI) Mizoram won the 33rd Sub-JuniorNational Soccer title for Mir Iqbal Hussain trophy beatingdefending champions Jharkhand 2-1 at Mohun Bagan ground heretoday.

In an evenly contested match, short but speedy Mizoramboys took the lead through their crafty striker Ramengmawia inthe 10th minute.

Stung by the early strike, Jharkhand went all out andmade a series of raids forcing the equaliser seven minuteslater through medio Syed Shoaib Mahato.

The second half saw both the sides making alternativemoves without any success till 65th minute when Mizoramcaptain David K Hmingthanga collected the ball from adefensive lapse and slammed home the winner with a raspingdrive from the top of the box.

Mizoram striker Ramengmawia was adjudged man of thematch in the final.

Story first published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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