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2017-08-12     09:45:09pm

Ajit Kumar scored twice for defending champions to hand Shillong side the final spot….

In the contesting first semifinal match of the Independence Day Football Tournament for Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup ARC Shillong defeated Sikkim Aakraman Football Club 2-0 played at Paljor Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

P Ajit Kumar scored the opener for ARC Shillong in the 15th minute and maintained the lead till the end of the first session. 

The home side, Sikkim Aakraman, who earned a good fame in the short time, fought hard to get the level up but failed to break Shillong defense and missed chances.

Shillong super striker scored his brace in the 81st minute and sealed the deal for ARC to grant them the final spot for the second time in a row.

The second semi-final match will be played on Sunday between the State Sports Academy and Royal United Sikkim Sporting Club.