Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS): Royal Wahingdoh defeated ONGC 3-1 here Tuesday to qualify for the main phase of the Federation Cup football tournament.
Jackie Chand Singh scored a brace for Wahingdoh (35th and 50th minute) after Bhawar Beekay had them into the lead as early as the 10th minute. Joel Sequera reduced the margin for ONGC.
With the victory, Wahingdoh ended their engagements on 9 points winning all their three matches.
Wahingdoh now travel to Pune where they have been clubbed with McDowell Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers and Shillong Lajong Football Club in Group A. They play their first match against McDowell Mohun Bagan Sep 17.
Carlton Chapman, the Royal Wahingdoh coach praised his boys after the qualification.
"The boys played some wonderful football. We deserve to be in the main phase," he said. "The boys are a talented lot and it would be a learning experience for us in the main phase."
In another match, United Sikkim Football Club defeated Southern Samity 1-0 -- Daniel Bidemi scoring the winner for USFC. Courtesy the victory, USFC finished their engagements on 6 points while Southern Samity stayed on 3 points.