Khriekesa beat New Market; Twenty-XI drubs Vanguard
Players of New Market FC and Khriekesa FC making their final appearance of KFL-2 at Kohima Local Ground on August 23, 2018.
Kohima, August 23: Khriekesa Football Club Meriema and Twenty-XI Viswema earned full points in today’s two matches of Kohima Football league-2 organised by Kohima Town Club.
Playing the last match of this KFL season, fifth positioned Khriekesa Football Club defeated third position New Market XI by 2-1.
Khriekesa FC opened the account through Vimelie Chasie in 28th minute to lead the first half with the solitary goal as New Market missed the equalizing opportunity in 32nd minute. During the moment referee awarded them a penalty while penalizing Khriekesa custodian Mhasiletuo Ciesotsu with yellow card for tripping Rhitsho Mero inside the danger zone. Nonetheless, taking the shot Salu Kulim missed the nets adding up to the record of penalty misses by New Market in this edition of the tournament.
However, New Market returned to game within seven minutes of second half through an excellent equalizer from their scoring maniac Gideon Leo but it was Chasie sealing the win for Khriekesa in 71st minute. Mezibui of Khriekesa FC was also yellow carded during the match.
Interestingly, for both the teams despite the win or loss they would continue to hold the same ranking in this season of the KFL. New Market continues to remain in third position with 19 points while Khriekesa though has reached 16 points will be in fifth position.
Playing another closely contested match, fourth positioned Twenty XI FC Viswema won against sixth place Vanguard FC Tseminyu by 2-1.
Metol Neikha (7) opened the account in 22nd minute to end the first half with a solitary goal lead for Twenty-XI, which is the only team among the seven contesting the tournament without a single loaned player. Viho Kin doubled the margin 69th minute. However, pulling down Vanguard skipper Yhunshalo Kemp inside the danger zone in 73rd cost them heavily as referee awarded a penalty. Taking the shot Kemp succeeded in minimizing the margin.
Zevito Khizho (10) of Twenty XI FC was penalized for unsporting behavior during the match.
With the Twenty-XI has moved closer to third position with 18 points and a win against the league toppers Sechü-Zubza FC on August 25 would put them ahead of New Market FC ranking. On the other hand, there is no change of ranking for Vanguard.
Match for August 24:
United 16 FC vs Ziekiezou SC at 2:00 pm
(Page News Service)