IMPHAL, May 22: The Manipur Police Sports Club has clinched the 35th mens state hockey league title.
In the last match of the league, MPSC defeated COSMO Wangkhei with a narrow margin of 3-2 goals.
MPSC wins the coveted state hockey league trophy with a cash prize of Rs 5000 while the runner-up COSMO had to content with the runners-up trophy and cash prize of Rs 3000. The third placed team YCCIC also won a trophy along with cash prize of Rs 2000.
Earlier in the last league match, COSMO took early lead with a 3rd minute goal scored by Herojit.
MPSC fought back and managed to level the score in the 28th minute when S Tarunkumar put in first goal for the winner.
MPSC overtook the lead from COSMO in the 43rd minute through a fine goal from Th Birjit. However, the lead could not last long as spirited COSMO player mounted pressure upon MPSC goalmouth and the scores were levelled at 2-2 with RK Bikramjit’s goal in the 45th minute.
But the day belong to MPSC as N Sunil scored third goal for the team in the 54th minute which eventually separated the two teams.