Aircraftmen rout Postal

Aircraftmen rout Postal

Football Super Division

HASC cantered to their third victory in as many matches while Postal suffered their first defeat in five matches to stay on ten points.

Malemnganba Meitei (ninth, 49th), James Singh (25th, 58th) and J Hamza (33rd, 80th) struck twice each and substitute B Karthik (84th) netted once for HASC. Postal’s consolation effort came from Arun Pondey in the 90th.

Meitei, who collected a pass from Hamza, started the goal glut as early as in the ninth minute with a strike from the top of the box that beat Postal goalkeeper Ravindran. The Aircraftmen then concentrated more on possession before building another attack.

Postal were happy to sit back and defend rather than going for the equaliser. A long ranger from Einstein which went straight to HASC custodian Rintu Mallick in the 16th minute was the only time they came close to scoring in the first half.

HASC doubled the lead in the 25th with an unmarked James slotting home a left-wing pass from Hamza that hit the near post before crossing the goalline.  Hamza opened his account by connecting a cross from the left from Meitei.

HASC continued in similar fashion in the second stanza, Meitei heading home his team’s fourth goal in the 49th. The fourth goal saw Postal replacing goalkeeper Ravindran with Selvaraj. But that hardly had any effect as nine minutes later, James’ curling right-footer from the left ended in the top corner. Hamza and Karthik, who came on for Vijesh Kumar, rounded off the tally.

Other result: ‘A’ Division: Government Press: 3 (Vijay Babu 33rd, 68th, Raju 66th) drew BWSSB: 3 (Udaykumar 3rd, Satish 30th, Ranjit 63rd).

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