Kohima, July 13: John Higher School Viswema and Rüzhükhrie Government HSS have become the two ultimate teams to enter the finals of 3rd Kohima District Inter-School Football Tournament organised by Royal Club Kohima at IG Stadium here.
Playing the first semi-final match which turned lopsided as John HSS came from behind to thrash the dreams of St Mary’s Cathedral HSS by 7-2.
In a high scoring game Tepevil netted the first lead for St Mary’s Cathedral in the 10th minute but John HSS not only managed to return to the game through the much needed equaliser from Zayiese Sale in 29th minute but Kelethuto Kin struck the lead in 38th minute to move into the breather.
Interestingly Tepevil found the equaliser for St Mary’s Cathedral in 57th minute. But John HSS scored the third goal through Vizakrüto Sothu in 61st minute followed by Kin netting his second and fourth for the team in 69th minute.
Skipper Vichüto Phira then netted the fifth goal through a direct free kick in 73rd minute which was awarded following a tackle by Vedeta. It was his second booking in the match which led to referee sending him off to bench. Thereafter, Justin Malangmei scored the sixth goal in 75th minute while Kin sealed the score line with his hat-trick and seventh for the team in 77th minute. He is the 11th hat-trick scorer of the tourney.
The second semi-final match also was one-sided the former champions Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School knocking Don Bosco Higher Secondary School by 5-1.
Rüzhükhrie GHSS three goals in first half through Küvethi Swüro in 19th minute, Vetsoto in 33rd minute and Kereilhukho in 37th minute.
After the lemon break, Swüro scored his second and fourth for team in 51st minute while Khisenlo Apon scored their last one in 52nd minute.
Nonetheless, Don Bosco HSS found their face saver through Kekhrievor in 58th minute.
Advisor for Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan graced the semi-final match.
Meanwhile, the grand finale match July 15 between John Higher Secondary School Viswema and Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School will be played at 1:00 PM.
The organizers have invited all 32 participating schools to attend the grand finale match while representatives from the respective schools have also been asked to come forward to receive participation certificates of all their players.
In the meantime, the schools have been asked to remove their banners/flex/flags and take them back after the final match.
(Page News Service)