DIPHU, Sept 27: Punjab Minerva FC defeated GDSA 2-1 today at KASA playground, Diphu to mark their entry into the quarter finals of the ongoing 11th Bodousa Cup -2019 in an invitation football tournament organized by Bodousa club.
In the match, Punjab Minerva FC were able to strike the opener when Pinku Moran found the net early in the 34th minute to take a 1-0 lead.
GDSA also responded soon with their offensive runs and also made relentless attempts to stretch the defence line of Punjab and finally found a gap in the 41th minute.
Punjab striker struck again two minutes later and made a fine run and netted his second goal to help Minerva secure a 2-1 led in the first half.
After the break, both teams entered the field with more purpose and played to a purpose. GDSA tried hard to bring parity but the Punjab side managed well to prevent all the incoming threats and finished the game 2-1.
Now, Punjab Minerva FC will proceed to Tinsukia for Semi final which is scheduled to be held on 29th September, 2019.
Makan W Chothe received best player of the tournament in group D category during the post match presentation ceremony.
Moreover, the whole team of Punjab Minerva FC has been felicitated with Karbi traditional Poho by KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang along with MP Horensing Bey, EM Mongalsing Timung, MAC Ramsing Timung, MAC P.K Rai, DMB chairman Rah Kro, KASA vice president Gautam Terang and KASA Hony. secretary Pankaj Teron.