Jodishchandra Memorial Football; BBU beat Echel Club 2-1 to reach quarter finals

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 14 : BBU, Barak Circle made their way to quarter final league stage of the 1st Moirangthem Jodishchandra Memorial Invitation Football Tourna-ment being organised by All Jiribam Sports Association after seeing off Echel Club, Dibong 2-1 today at Jiribam Higher Secondary School playground today.
It was a competitive start from both BBU and Echel Club and as a result of fine defending on both ends, the first half ended goalless.
The earlier portion of the second half also saw both teams struggling hard to run through the defence lines against each other before Zairem put BBU ahead in the 61st minute off a fine finish.
BBU after controlling the possession for a while seemed to lose ground in the following minutes and taking advantage of a defensive lapse, Jamish pulled level for Echel Club with a clean strike in the 72nd minute. The parity however did not last long as BBU rallied back and regained lead in the 74th minute with Ramdilzeel at the striking end.
The scoreline remained unchanged till the final whistle despite Echel Club's effort in the latter part of the game.
Singerbond FA will meet JBFC, Abong Punji in a Group X quarter final league match tomorrow. The match starts at 2 pm.