Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Cuttack, June 18:
Radharaman Club defeated Bidanasi Club by 2-1 goals on the opening day of the FAO 1st Division Football League at Barabati stadium here today.
After a goalless first half, Krishnanu Das of the Radharaman scored the first goal in 55th minute which was equalised by Bijoy Behera of Bidanasi in the 69th minute.
However, Emanuel netted the winning goal for Radharaman in the 84th minute.
Prior to the commencement of the match, ace woman sprinter Dutee Chand was felicitated by Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Asirbad Behera, who presented her a cheque for Rs 1 lakh for her outstanding achievement in the recently concluded Junior Asian Athletic Championship at Chinese Taipei.
Among others, Bhakta Ballav Das, Bijoy Das, Ramesh Chandra Mallick (FAO vice-presidents), Avijit Paul, Rushinath Sahoo, Sangeeta Sharma (Jt secretaries) were present.