It`s Orissa vs Manipur in Nat`l Games women`s football final

Jamshedpur:The women`s football summit clash will be a repeat of the last edition`s final when defending champions Orissa and Manipur clash for the top honours in the 34th National Games at the JRD Tata Sports complex here on Saturday.

In the second semi-final match in the second session, Manipur trounced Tamil Nadu 2-0 after the first half went barren.

Centre-forward M Mandakini Devi, who represented India in the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka, drew the first blood for the winners when she grabbed the ball and scored in the 55th minute.

Tamil Nadu put up some resistance but Manipur`s strong defence denied them the opportunity to score.

The north-eastern team continued to be on the offensive with as many as three close moves but the effort went in vain as their players shot wide off the target.

However, striker S Rinaroy Devi, who represented India under-17 and Under-19, converted in the 65th minute after the team was awarded a free kick when the rival team member tackled her from behind.

Earlier, Orissa thrashed West Bengal 6-0 in the first semi-final played in the first session in the same venue today.



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