Monsang SU and Kohima Eagles enter quarter final
Kohima, October 10: Monsang Students Union and Kohima Eagles became the first two teams to book the quarter berth of ongoing 19th edition of studnts memorial soccer tourney organised by Angami Students Union at Kohima Local Ground here.
In the first pre-quarter final round, Monsang Students’ Union FC Manipur defeated a strong contender Rising Star, Mizoram 5-4 via tie-break as the teams were locked in goaless draw during stipulated 80 minutes play.
Both sides displayed equally competent talent but Rising Star had better control over the ball and made at least three strides with Isaac and Rinawaa coming one on one with Monsang SU custodian Zingthang, but their shots were neatly blocked to end the first half in the deadlock.
After the lemon break it was Monsang SU forward Marconi heading to the danger zone but the effort went in vain when he held back the ball instead of striking into the nets just feets away from the six yard zone. Rising Star got their fourth opportunity in the second half but Isaac’s shot went wide off target from inside the d’box to end the match in goalless draw.
In the tie-breaker, it was only Romeo missing the spot kick as his four friends converted it for Rising Star only to witness all shot conversion by Monsang SU.
Alower and Ngamneirü of Monsang Students’ Union and Lun of Rising Star were cautioned with yellow cards for unsporting behavior during the match.
In the second match of the day, Tribal Brothers came from behind to beat Tiema-Khe Kidima by 3-1.
The 6th minute opening goal for Tiema-Khe Kidima, scored by Kevisekho Thokwhe took the lead till the 61st minute of the game, when Laiwang found the equaliser for Tribal Brothers. Three minutes later, Laiwang again netted the leading goal for his side with an assistance from Sinlo, while Shurhosül converted the third stunning goal for Tribal Brothers in the 69th minute of the play.
Eshong of Tribal Brothers and Viketozo Thokhwe of Tiema-Khe Kidima were shown yellow card for foul play.
Tribal Brothers will play with Monsang Students’ Union FC in the Quarter Finals on 15th October.
Matches for Oct 11:
1. Phesama YO vs Charoi Chiru Naga FC Manipur
2. Meriema V.Y.O vs United Brothers FC
(Page News Service)