Shillong, Mar 14: Mawlai Veterans won the 3rd Mawlai Veteran Open Football Tournament 2019-20 by coming from a goal down to beat Sunrisers FC 3-1 in the final at Mawlai Madan Heh here today.

The over-40s tournament was organised by the football committee of Mawlai Sports Club.

Sunrisers took the lead in the ninth minute but Mawlai then came back strongly to take the contest 3-1.

As champions Mawlai were awarded Rs 30,000, with Rs 15,000 going to Sunrisers as runners-up.

Individual awards were also presented to Starwell Swer, who at 62 won the Oldest Player award, Goldenstar Kharbuli of Mawlai as Best Goalkeeper, Teibor Dohling of Mawlai as Top Scorer and Khlain Pyrkhat Syiemlieh of Mawlai as Best Player. Syiemlieh scored two of today’s goals for the Mawlai Veterans.

(Photo: Elmer War/Facebook)

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