Kohima, January 30: Football Association Phek District and Peren District Football Association today made a stunning entry into the semi-finals of the 20th Inter District Football Championship (Dr T Ao Trophy) organized by Department of Youth Resources and Sports at IG Stadium here.
Playing the first quarter final match, Phek having a combination of well formed players of different clubs in the State outsmarted Wokha District Football Association by 5 goals to nil.
Lavoriyi not only opened an early goal for Phek in the 6th minute but also doubled the tally in the injury added time of the first half. Unfortunately, Kiphire DSC had to play with 10 men from the 16th minute as Roziba Y. was sent off the field with two yellow cards for his unsporting behavior.
After the lemon break, Punuru tripled the margin within the first minute followed by Rhitsho Mero scoring the fourth and Khwetekhi Thopi sealing the score board in the 47th and 49th minute of the game.
In the second quarter final match, Peren DFA also humiliated Kiphire District Sports Council by 7 goals to nil.
In the first half, Khangkinwibo Pamay and Suolhiampou Kamei scored a goal each in 6th and 17th minute to move into the breather with 2 goals lead. A minute into the second half and Emsolung scored the third lead. Ratobe N. Poireng found the net twice in 50th and 73rd minute to take the tally to 5 while Nampibo scored the sixth goal in 77th minute and Zumzum sealed the score board a minute before the final whistle of the 80 minute match.
QUARTER FINAL MATCHES FOR JAN 31:
Mokokchung DFA vs
Zunheboto DFA at 10 a.m.
Kohima DFA vs
Tuensang DFA at 1 p.m.
(Page News Service)