Mokokchung, Tuensang and Kohima DFAs wins; Suponglemba and Longkhoi scores hat-trick
Kohima, January 29: Mokokchung District Football Association (DFA), Tuensang DFA and Kohima DFA won their respective matches on the inaugural day of the 20th Inter District Football Championship (Dr T Trophy) being organized by Department of Youth Resources and Sports at the newly installed Astro Turf ground at IG Stadium here.
Playing a inaugural match, Mokokchung came from behind to live upto the fame of being the defending champions by defeating Longleng DFA 5-2.
Longleng made a swift start as Chingshen P Buchem and Shepa B in 7th and 9th minutes of the game. However, the defending champs Mokokchung also managed to return the goal through Suponglemba in 10th while Toshiwapang found the equalizer in 25th minute. Two minutes into the second half and Mokokchung stormed to the game with Suponglemba scoring the lead for the champs in 42nd minute while Temjentoshi added the fourth goal in 61st minute and the 66th minute witnessed Suponglemba sealing the score board with his hat-trick and fifth for the team.
In the second match of the day, Tuensang blanked Dimapur DFA by 3-0 as L Longkhoi Khiamniungan scored the second hat-trick of the tourney in 61st, 69th and 72nd minutes of play.
In a close shave third match, Kohima defeated Mon DFA by 2-1. Yhunshalo Kemp though missed a penalty in the first half did give the lead in 18th minute while Menguzelie Rutsa scored the second lead in the second minute of second half in the 40+40 minute match. Mon netted the only goal through M Angki Konyak in 73rd minute.
MATCHES FOR JAN 30:
Wokha vs Phek at 10 a.m.
Peren vs Kiphire at 1 p.m.
(Page News Service)