Vanguard FC, Green Club, Naga Terriers and Nerhema FC enters semi-finals
Kohima, September 17: Vanguard Football Club Wokha, Green Club Zunheboto, Naga Terriers Kohima and Nerhema Village FC entered into semi-finals of the ongoing 4th edition of Capt. N. Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament (State Level) organized by 9th Assam Rifles.
A close-shave first quarter final played at Local Ground here, Vanguard FC defeated Khriekesa FC Meriema by 2-1 through an extra time as the teams were locked in 1-1 draw during the stipulated 80 minutes play.
Kwetelhi Thopi scored first for Khriekesa FC in injury added time of the first half while but the defending champion Vanguard FC returned to the game only in the injury added time of the second half through the equalizer from Sanyem. In the extra time, Yhunshalo Kemp struck the winning goal in the 5th minute.
Green Club, Zunheboto blanked Longleng District Club by 5 goals.
Kimiyeoto Assumi netted four goals in 48th, 53rd, 66th and 77th minute while Mughahuto Chishi scored one in 68th minute.
At Tsiese Basa ground, Naga Terriers also blanked Xavierite FC by six goals. Chingsha Phom opened the account in 4th minute and also netted the fifth goal in 40th minute. Khampei also scored two goals in 5th and 41st minute while Khekiho’s brace came in 9th and 14th while Chingsha Phom scored added one.
In the last quarter final match, Nehrema Village Football Club defeated DGP Team by 3-2. It was DGP Team opening the score within first minute through Muluvoto but Salu Kulim netted the equalizer in 7th minute for Nerhema FC. However, Lima scored the lead with the second goal for DGP in 10th minute but Petevijo Kezieo found the second equalizer in 17th minute. After lemon break, Shurhosul Zhotso scored the winning goal for Nerhema FC in 49th minute.
Matches for September 18 (Kohima Local Ground):
1. Vanguard FC vs Green Club, Zunheboto at 12 Noon
2. Naga Terriers vs Nerhema Village FC at 2 p.m.
(Page News Service)