ALSO READSenior Women's NFC: TN, Bengal, Railways and Manipur to clash in semis Sr Women Hockey C'ship: RSPB thrash Tamil Nadu 18-0 HC issues notice to Centre, TN govt on plea seeking NIA probe Will go all out to ensure Neroca FC is part of one football league: Manipur CM Delhi defeat Assam in National Women's Championship
Both the teams played an open game from the beginning, exchanging quick passes and timely interceptions in an exciting display of football.
Manipur struck first blood when Railways keeper Samal failed to latch onto Balas powerful shot in the 13th minute.
The second half saw both teams looking for the match-winner but a disciplined display at the back blunted out each others attacking intentions.
Prameshwori came close but her shot went over the bar while Kamalas shot was well judged by Panthoi at the other end as both teams matched each other at every turn.
Just as it seemed that the game was headed towards extra-time, Railways resistance was broken when Bala Devi poked it in from a goal mouth melee in the 85th minute, her goal turning out to be the winner and eventual difference between the two sides.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)