Women''s football resumes in National Games

Jamshedpur, Feb 15 (PTI) After a day''s suspension,women''s football resumed at the 34th National Games withdefending champion Orissa beating Haryana 6-0 and Manipurspanking Tripura 24-0 in their respective matches at the 34thNational Games at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here today.

The action was suspended yesterday due to Tripura sendinga team which was not affiliated to the All India FootballFederation (AIFF). But the AIFF relented and gave Tripura thego ahead for matches to resume in the event.

In a Group ''B'' match played between two northeasternstates, Manipur humiliated Tripura 24-0.

Manipur surged ahead through a second minute goal by P HBeena Devi, who emerged the highest scorer for the team withsix goals, while S Reena Roy struck five times followed byMandakini (5).

A Asha Rani Devi struck a hat-trick, among other scorers.

In a Group ''A'' match, reigning champions Orissa continuedtheir winning spree defeating Haryana 6-0 at the JRD TataSports complex in the first session today.

Forward Sasmita Malik put the Orissa team ahead justseven minutes into the match and struck five more goals (47th,51st, 77th and 81st minutes) after the breather as Haryanahardly made any move.

Thunki Munda (10 mts goal) was the other player tocontribute in Orissa''s win.

This was Orissa''s second win after it trounced Tamil Nadu3-1 while Haryana lost had earlier host 2-4 to Jharkhand onthe inaugural day of the Games.

Orissa, which played two matches so far, accumulated sixpoints to lead the table while Jharkhand has three points fromone tie.

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