Manipur face Odisha in Jr Girls Nat'l Football Championship

CHRONICLE BUREAU IMPHAL, 8th Aug: Manipur will square off against hosts Odisha in the final of the Junior Girls National Football Championship, following their semifinal victories on Tuesday at Barabati Stadium.

Manipur, who were pitted against Delhi in the first semifinal, scored at both ends to seal a 2-1 win for their final berth. It was Th Kristina who broke through opponents’ defence and struck in the opener after the state girls were held for 40 minutes in their first-half exchanges.

Manipur, however, didn’t take long for their second goal when H Roja doubled their lead in the 49th minute as the state team clung on to a well-deserved victory. Odisha, meanwhile, earned a smooth passage to the final with a 3-0 rout of West Bengal.

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