IN WHAT turned out to be an entire first half of a match of the Elite Division’s relegation league, played lethargically and at least a third of the second, Divisional Sports Association Central Railway, making full use of their experience succeeded in pipping the younger but poorly coordinated Rahul Sankrutyayan Sports Association 2-0 at the South East Central Railway stadium in Motibag on Thursday evening
The railway way men knowing that even their team was not fighting fit used their experience to slow down Rahul SSA,space the mout and take full advantage of their opponent’s sluggish approach in the first half to go on to post their first win and pick up three points.
The railway men have another two matches to play, one each against City Police and SECRSA. Rahul SSA after having played two matches hav e gathered 3 points. These came off their 3-1 victory over Ansar Club, Kamptee earlier. Aziz Qureshi,pairing up with Ravindra Kanojiya in the attack, and being backed upby Nasir Jam al and Ritesh Pongulu succeeded in the 8th minute.
Qureshi’ssecondgo alwasthe one which earned the louderroundapplause as he beat Rahul SSA’s deep defende r Lazarus Anthony top of the go al area,leaving make-shift go al-keeper Sourabh Gore y standing at the go alline in the 54th minute .
Christopher Philippulled back one for Rahul SSA off a right-footed low volley which caught DSACR’s goal – keeper Asif Khan by surprise .
Philip connected a right wing cross by Swaraj Borkar in the 80th minute . On Friday : Elite Di v Relegation League: Rahul SSA vs SECRSA, 3.30 pm.