Ton-up Walcott ends Sutton’s FA Cup dream

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s English midfielder Theo Walcott (R) watches his shot as he scores their second goal, his 100th goal for Arsenal, during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Sutton United and Arsenal on February 20, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Theo Walcott scored his 100th Arsenal goal as Arsene Wenger’s side ended non-league minnows Sutton United’s FA Cup fairytale with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup on Monday.The England forward added to Lucas Perez’s opener as Arsenal returned to winning ways following their 5-1 drubbing by Bayern Munich last week and set up a home quarter-final with another non-league team, Lincoln City. But the narrow margin of victory belied the 105 places that separate the two teams in England’s football pyramid, with Sutton currently 17th in the fifth-tier National League.“We did the job,” Arsenal manager Wenger told BBC Sport.“It was not an easy game at all. We have to give them credit because every error we made they took advantage of on this pitch. They played very well.”South London club Sutton had hoped to emulate their famous 1989 win over Coventry City, FA Cup winners 19 months previously, but there was no disgrace in defeat in their first ever fifth-round game.Arsenal were given several uncomfortable moments on the 3G pitch at Sutton’s 5,000-capacity Gander Green Lane ground, which was full to bursting with fans in yellow Sutton T-shirts, hats and scarves.The home supporters almost had a goal to cheer as well, but Roarie Deacon, who began his career at Arsenal, saw his 25-yard effort cannon back off the bar in the second half.Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger (C) arrives for the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Sutton United and Arsenal at the Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane in south London on February 20, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRK“It was a dream to watch my team play against Arsenal. I’m very, very proud,” said Sutton manager Paul Doswell.“This was our cup final and these players will go down in history at the end of the day.”Wenger will continue to face questions about his future but, for now at least, his dream of winning a record seventh FA Cup remains intact.He made seven changes to the team humiliated by Bayern in the Champions League, with only goalkeeper David Ospina, Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi keeping their places.– Holding careless –For all the international players in Arsenal’s ranks, there was no distinct gap in quality between the sides in the early exchanges as the visitors slowly got to grips with the unfamiliar surface.Arsenal’s Spanish striker Lucas Perez (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Sutton United and Arsenal on February 20, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKArsenal’s first shot, a Mohamed Elneny effort that sailed miles off-target, drew hoots of derision from the home fans, but in the 26th minute the visitors went ahead.Perez swapped passes with Xhaka and then cut in onto his left foot from the right flank before sending in a skidding low cross that evaded everyone to nestle in the bottom-left corner.Briefly, Arsenal threatened to make their experience count, with Nacho Monreal drawing a smothering save from Sutton goalkeeper Ross Worner and both Walcott and Alex Iwobi going close.But Arsenal’s over-confidence at the back twice almost gifted Sutton an equaliser.Rob Holding nearly had his pocket picked on the edge of his own box and shortly before half-time Ospina passed the ball straight to Sutton’s Adam May, who fired wide with his left foot.An overhit Holding back-pass that sent Ospina scrambling had Arsenal’s fans holding their breath again within seconds of kick-off in the second half.Sutton United’s striker Maxime Biamou (L) vies with Arsenal’s defender Nacho Monreal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Sutton United and Arsenal on February 20, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKThey gave themselves breathing space in the 55th minute, however, when Monreal crossed low from the left and Walcott turned in his milestone goal from close range.But if Arsenal thought their second goal would put the game to bed, they were mistaken as Sutton produced their best spell of the game.Maxime Biamou shot straight at Ospina, captain Jamie Collins powered a header over the bar at a corner and Deacon, the ex-Arsenal trainee, cracked a shot against the crossbar from distance.The closing stages yielded the surreal sight of Arsenal’s Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, one of the world’s most feared forwards, making his entrance as a replacement for Iwobi.“Who are ya?” chanted Sutton’s fans, their sense of mischief intact until the end.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Thursday, April 9

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United chiefs concerned boss Mourinho could be lured to PSG next summer

first_img Mourinho’s side trail league leaders City by eight points after 11 Premier League games 1 Manchester United chiefs fear they could lose Jose Mourinho to Paris St-Germain next summer.United top brass are worried Mourinho feels he can’t compete with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and will leave.Mourinho’s representatives have already held talks with PSG, but there is no offer on the table as yet, according to The Sun.Jose has made no secret of his affection for PSG, despite the huge financial backing he has received since taking over at Old Trafford.He said recently: “The other day my son who lives in London went to Paris and not to Manchester to watch the match.“Because at the moment in Paris there is something special. Magic, quality, youth, it’s fantastic.”last_img read more

Stoke boss Mark Hughes dismisses sack talk

first_imgStoke City boss Mark Hughes brushed off suggestions he could face the sack after watching his side lose 5-1 to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.The Potters conceded four second half goals against Spurs, who have scored 17 times against Mark Hughes’ side in their last four meetings, marking a third defeat in four league games.But with a set of winnable fixtures ahead of his team, Hughes refused to participate in talk surrounding his job security.“Today wasn’t a good day at the office,” Hughes told talkSPORT.“Prior to this, in the last six games we’re in the top 10 for current form. So, it’s what you want to make of it.“When teams get beat a manager will come under pressure – that’s how it is. When you win, the pressure goes away for a couple of weeks until you lose again.“That’s the reality of my position.”Spurs missed a host of chances through a combination of wasteful finishing and a heroic performance by Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.The England international recorded seven saves, despite picking the ball out of his net on five occasions, and earned the praise of his under-fire boss.“It was embarrassing enough as it is [without Butland’s saves],” Hughes added.“Jack made a number of saves that helped to keep the score down, that’s what you expect from him – he’s a top level keeper, and everybody knows that.“He’ll be called upon like all goalkeepers in the Premier League. You can’t go a whole Premier League game and not give up chances to the quality teams that we face.“But he needs a little more help in front of him than what he got today.”last_img read more

Louis Moult: Joining Preston is ‘step in right direction’

first_img“I can’t wait to get going, I’ll be honest with you,” he said.“In my career path it’s a step in the right direction with Championship football. I can’t wait to get going with Preston. First and foremost it’s a massive compliment Championship clubs were looking at me.“Preston have come and got me, and that shows how much they want me in the door by paying a fee. I appreciate that and it’s up to me to repay the faith they have shown in me.”Moult could have played his last game for Motherwell, having been ruled out of action for a month with a hamstring injury, but he appreciates the chance to say goodbye to his teammates regardless. Louis Moult says moving to English Championship side Preston North End is a “step in the right direction”. The Motherwell striker has put pen to paper on a deal to leave Fir Park in January, six months before his contract was due to end.He returns to his home nation after two and a half years in Scotland and with 50 goals under his belt.Speaking to Motherwell’s club media, Moult shared his excitement ahead of the move. “It’s a strange one because it’s happened so quickly and it’s happened before January,” he said. “You don’t normally get to say your goodbyes when you go. “It’s a little bit of a different one on a personal note but it’s a good one and I can show my appreciation to the football club, the fans and everyone around the club.”He added how much his time in Scotland has meant to him in both a personal and professional sense, saying he will always have fond memories of his spell north of the border.“This football club has been ridiculous for me in terms of personal, my family, on and off the pitch,” Moult said. “It was the right move for me and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. If you were to say I would have scored 50 goals in two and a half seasons I would have laughed at you.“But it’s not just that, that’s probably the icing on the cake on a personal note. There’s been life experiences as well for me and my family. We had a baby here and my other daughter has grown up here.”last_img read more

Lawrence County Inmate Roster – 3.13.17

first_img03/10/2017 1852 02/21/1973 *********** M MITCHELL P 500.00 REL 505 C/B REMESSICK,GREGORY VERN 47D01-1703-CM-329 00000000097 INVASION OF PRIVACY Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: PITSBURG State: PA Class: MISDEMEANOR Release Date/Time: 03/11/2017-1845____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Run: 13-MAR-2017 9:14 LAWRENCE COUNTY Page: 2 03/11/2017 0436 10/28/1990 *********** M LAWRENCE C 7,500.00 REL 755 C/B REHELTON,ANDREW ON-SITE 00000000009 O.W.I. “D” FELONY Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BLOOMINGTON State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR Release Date/Time: 03/11/2017-1800____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/12/2017 1934 11/14/1988 *********** M LAWRENCE C 505.00MEEHAN,URIAH ON-SITE 00000000008 O.W.I. “A” MISD. Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000003040 OWI – CON. SUBSTANCE Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000005 DRIVING WHILE SUSPEN Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: ORANGE CO State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/11/2017 1450 02/23/1973 *********** F BEDFORD PD 0.00ADAMS,BRIDGET J 47D01-1511-CM-1379 00000000079 FAILURE TO APPEAR CR Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Birth Place Country: City: LAWRENCE CO State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/12/2017 0457 10/08/1969 *********** M MITCHELL P 505.00 SUPERIOR COURTSCOGGAN,WILLIAM D ON SITE 00000003041 OWI – PER SE – C MIS Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000003042 OWI – BrAC .15% OR G Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000000118 POSS MARIJUANA U/30 Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000000128 POSS OF PARAPHERNALI Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: Release Date/Time: 03/12/2017-1545____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ JBS15 – Run By: FODDRILL,KYLE 03/10/2017 1401 09/05/1983 *********** M LCPD 0.00COLLINS,DANNY D 47D01-1410-F4-1282 00000000203 PETITION TO MODIFY Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: LAS VEGAS State: NV Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ AGENCY: 00 J A I L M A N A G E M E N T Arrest Report for Courts 03/10/2017 thru 03/13/2017 03/11/2017 2055 10/24/1954 *********** M BEDFORD PD 305.00ARTHUR,WILLIAM H ON-SITE 00000000001 PUBLIC INTOXICATION Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: LAWRENCE CO. State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/10/2017 1554 07/22/1986 *********** M LCPD 755.00KETCHEM,JEFFERY LOUI ON-SITE CHARGE 00000000053 RESIDENTIAL ENTRY Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE CHARGES 00000000182 POSSESSION OF METHAM Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE CHARGES 00000000020 BATTERY Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BLOOMINGTON State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/11/2017 0535 04/16/1976 *********** M BEDFORD PD 505.00 SUPERIOR COURTOWENS,JACK ON-SITE 00000000008 O.W.I. “A” MISD. Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: ROCHELLE State: IL Class: MISDEMEANOR Release Date/Time: 03/11/2017-1530 03/10/2017 1210 11/24/1980 *********** F LCPD 0.00HERNANDEZ,JENNIFER E 47D01-1205-FB-543 00000000201 PETITION TO REVOKE Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BLOOMINGTON State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/12/2017 2205 07/15/1983 *********** M LAWRENCE C 0.00TERRELL,DENNY 47D02-1612-CM-1562 00000000079 FAILURE TO APPEAR CR Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: MONROE CO State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________BELL,TYLER 47C01-1609-JP-349 00000000078 FAILURE TO APPEAR CI Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ AGENCY: 00 J A I L M A N A G E M E N T Arrest Report for Courts 03/10/2017 thru 03/13/2017 Run: 13-MAR-2017 9:14 LAWRENCE COUNTY Page: 4 03/10/2017 1950 05/08/1985 *********** M LAWRENCE C 500.00ASHLEY,BRANDON E 47D02-1609-F6-1131 00000000201 PETITION TO REVOKE Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000000210 HOLD FOR ANOTHER COU Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000073 R.A. BY FLEEING Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000182 POSSESSION OF METHAM Court: Date/Time: -0000 00000000142 POSSESSION OF SYNTHE Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: FELONY____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ON-SITE 00000000072 R.A. BY FORCE Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000001 PUBLIC INTOXICATION Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/11/2017 1907 12/27/1988 *********** F MITCHELL P 0.00BOGARD,KARA E ON-SITE 00000000097 INVASION OF PRIVACY Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000072 R.A. BY FORCE Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: CLARKSVILLE State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/10/2017 2324 04/28/1983 *********** F BEDFORD PD 0.00ANDIS,MELISSA 47C01-1508-JD-336 00000000078 FAILURE TO APPEAR CI Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Book Date Time DOB SSN Charge Charge Sex Arr Ag Bail Bail Agency Cause No. Code(s) Description(s) 03/10/2017 1127 09/30/1976 *********** M INDIANA ST 7,500.00 SUPERIOR COURTBOWERS,KEVIN E ON-SITE 00000000012 HABITUAL TRAFFIC VIO Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: Release Date/Time: 03/10/2017-1245____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ AGENCY: 00 J A I L M A N A G E M E N T Arrest Report for Courts 03/10/2017 thru 03/13/2017 03/10/2017 1934 01/13/1993 *********** M OOLITIC PD 0.00KAST,EVAN R 47D01-1603-F6-313 00000000201 PETITION TO REVOKE Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/10/2017 1611 09/01/1991 *********** M BEDFORD PD 0.00ALLEN,TYLER R 47D02-1501-CM-122 00000000203 PETITION TO MODIFY Court: SUPERIOR COURT II Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/11/2017 2333 06/07/1988 *********** M BEDFORD PD 305.00ABNER,HOGAN S 00000000001 PUBLIC INTOXICATION Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________03/10/2017 1045 06/19/1971 *********** F LCPD 0.00STILES,CHRISTINA M 47D01-1301-FD-135 00000000079 FAILURE TO APPEAR CR Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: LINTON State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/12/2017 0444 01/04/1959 *********** F DEPARTMENT 0.00FLEENER,SHARON A 00000000145 PAROLE VIOLATION, ST Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: NEW HARTFORD State: NY Class: FELONY____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/10/2017 1838 05/08/1992 *********** M MITCHELL P 435.00 JBS15 – Run By: FODDRILL,KYLE Run: 13-MAR-2017 9:14 LAWRENCE COUNTY Page: 3 03/10/2017 1405 11/30/1988 *********** M LCPD 0.00SHOULTS,ADAM T 47D01-1612-F6-1591 00000000187 ADDITIONAL CRIMINAL Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/12/2017 1405 02/24/1991 *********** F LCPD 0.00TOMLINSON,ALEX MARIE ON-SITE 00000000118 POSS MARIJUANA U/30 Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000128 POSS OF PARAPHERNALI Court: Date/Time: -0000 Book Date Time DOB SSN Charge Charge Sex Arr Ag Bail Bail Agency Cause No. Code(s) Description(s) Arrest Report for Courts 03/10/2017 thru 03/13/2017 Book Date Time DOB SSN Charge Charge Sex Arr Ag Bail Bail Agency Cause No. Code(s) Description(s) JBS15 – Run By: FODDRILL,KYLE Book Date Time DOB SSN Charge Charge Sex Arr Ag Bail Bail Agency Cause No. Code(s) Description(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 03/13/2017 0013 09/06/1979 *********** M LAWRENCE C 20,000.00INGLE,ADAM L ON-SITE 00000000182 POSSESSION OF METHAM Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000129 MAINTAINING COMMON N Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000100 CARRYING HANDGUN NO Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000128 POSS OF PARAPHERNALI Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: LAWRENCE CO. State: IN Class: FELONYlast_img read more

What Is the Point of… StumbleUpon?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Whenever a trendy app comes along, there are people who ask, “What is the point of this?” If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of… series, we’ll explain it to you.This week, we’re asking, What is the point of StumbleUpon?Did you know StumbleUpon was 10 years old? It’s true. It has been learning about the interests of idle geeks since the early days of the Web. It has grown up into a massively influential application available on all kinds of devices. And it’s entering a new era as co-founder and CEO Garret Camp steps down.What is this thing? Should you be using it? That’s up to you. Do you like fun? If you enjoy fun, you might enjoy StumbleUpon.Better Than Television, But Just As EasyStumbleUpon is for those times you just want the Internet to show you things. You don’t want to search, you don’t want to browse, you just want wonderful things to appear. Or maybe you feel like you’re in a rut, just hitting the same old sites over and over. If you can manage to type in “stumbleupon.com” and hit Enter, you’ve already accomplished the hard part.Or, if you’re really chilled out and not even at your desktop, you can use StumbleUpon’s mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle Fire. Once you have an account, StumbleUpon can bring delightful things to whatever device you’re using. Tags:#web#What Is The Point Of…? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Now that you’re in, just start stumbling. Click the “Stumble” button and StumbleUpon will show you something new. Like it? Thumbs up. Don’t like it? Thumbs down. That’s all there is to it. Thumbs up means “I want to see more stuff like this on StumbleUpon.” Thumbs down means you don’t. You can also help it along by adding interests. StumbleUpon is bursting at the seams with topics, and you can add as many as you want to your profile so it knows what you’re interested in. But the most important thing is to spend a good amount of time thumbs-upping and thumbs-downing things. That’s how it gets to know you.A Magic Carpet Ride for Your BrainYou can stumble for anything, or you can filter your stumbles by one of your topics. Recently, StumbleUpon has added some features to help you stumble a bit more specifically. The Explore Box lets you type in any topic and quickly begin stumbling within it, even if you aren’t subscribed to it.After you stumble for a while, StumbleUpon will be right most of the time. It will be your favorite way to just surf around for things you like with minimal effort. When the iPad version came out, our old friend Marshall Kirkpatrick called it “a magic carpet ride for your brain.” I don’t think it could possibly be said any better than that. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jon mitchell Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Maine Mandatory Out-of-State Seller Registration Discussed

first_imgMaine has included rules for mandatory out-of-state seller registration in its bulletin for out-of-state sellers.Sales Tax Collection RequirementsAn out-of-state seller is required to collect and remit sales tax in Maine if:its gross revenue from such sales for delivery into Maine in the previous calendar year or current calendar year exceeded $100,000; orit made 200 separate transactions involving such sales for delivery into Maine in the previous calendar year or the current calendar year.Retail Sales into MaineMandatory out-of-state seller registration will apply to retailers who sell, for delivery into Maine:tangible personal property;products transferred electronically; ortaxable services.Other Topics for Out-of-State SellersThe bulletin covers additional topics including seller registration, mandatory registration by other persons, and voluntary registration.Sales and Use Tax Instructional Bulletin No. 43, Maine Revenue Services, November 1, 2017, ¶200-875Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

World Championships: Three Indian boxers in last 16 of Worlds

first_imgIndian boxers Manoj Kumar (64kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Dinesh Kumar (81kg) moved a step closer to Olympic qualification by winning their respective second round bouts in the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday.But Commonwealth Games gold medallist M Suranjoy Singh (52kg) suffered heartbreak as he crashed out of the event, losing to Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia in a close encounter.Dinesh pushed his opponent Draskovic Bosco of Montenegro to the limit before the latter was disqualified in the third round for bending too much during the bout. Dinesh was leading the bout 16-7 at that time. Manoj proved too strong for world youth champion and fourth seed Raymond Moylette of Ireland and stormed into the pre-quarter-finals, registering a comprehensive 19-7 victory.Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan won his bout against seventh seed Mahamed Nurudzinau of Belarus after the score was level at 10-10 at the end of the three rounds. The Indian was declared the winner on the basis of countback. He will face the winner of the bout between Onder Sipal of Turkmenistan and Zaal Kvachahatadze of Georgia on Tuesday. Twelfth seed Dinesh has an uphill task in the pre-quarterfinals where he will face Youth Olympics gold medallist and fifth seed Damien Hooper of Australia, who got the better of Ahmad Alteimat of Jordon 15-9 in his second round bout.Commonwealth champion Manoj, meanwhile, is drawn with Asian Games medallist Qing Hu of China, who edged past Samir Machrouh of France 18-15.With their victories on Sunday, all three Indians are one step away from the qualification for the London Olympics. Top 10 boxers (from 49kg to 81kg division) will make the cut for the Games.advertisementDinesh Kumar will face Damien Cooper of Australia in pre-quarters.Dinesh and Bosko were neck and neck in the first round which ended 5-4 in the Indian’s favour. Dinesh intensified his attack in the second round and left Bosko hapless, extending the lead to 14-6.Unable to counter Dinesh’s punches, Bosko kept bending regularly during the bout and it cost him dear as the referee disqualified him in the third round.  As a result, Dinesh, who was leading the bout 16-7, was declared the winner.Manoj mixed counter-attack with aggression to send a strong but inexperienced Moylette packing. Using counter- attacking strategy in the first round, Manoj invited his opponent to hit and then attack on counterpunches. The trick worked as the Haryana boxer established a 5-3 lead.Manoj opened his guard in the second round and unleashed some crispy blows to extend the lead to 12-4. There was no stopping Manoj who kept on pounding before scoring a thumping 19-7 victory.”Manoj fought very intelligently. He targetted his opponent’s body and opened him before coming up with uppercuts and hooks. Dinesh was also very dominant throughout and even though the Montenegro team was not happy with the disqualification, the truth is that the guy was bending too much,” national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said.As many as four Indians will be in action on Monday. Laishram Devendro (49kg) will face Joselito Velazquez of Mexico while Akhil Kumar (56kg) will be up against President’s Cup silver medallist and fourth seed John Nevin of Ireland.In other bouts, Jai Bhagwan (60kg) will have an easy opponent in Miroslav Serban of Czech Republic while Manpreet Singh (91kg) will start his campaign against Dzhakon Qurbanov of Tajikistan.last_img read more