Sechü-Zubza and New Market FC earns full point
Kohima, July 31: Playing the fifth round matches of the Kohima Football League-2 organised by Kohima Town Club at Local Ground here today, debutants Sechü-Zubza Football Club and runners-up of first edition New Market FC earned full points.
In the first match of the day, Sechü-Zubza FC though were trailing with one goal came from behind to defeat defending champions Ziekezou SC 4-2, wherein Shürhosül Zhotso scored a hat-trick, first of the tournament.
Ziekezou opened their account as midfielder Punürü Nienu (10) direct free kick pierced into the rival nets, but their happiness lasted only for a minute as Shürhosül Zhotso (9) brought Sechü-Zubza back to play excellently heading the equalizer to end the first half in draw.
In the breather half, Ziekezou defenders pulling down Punürü insides the D’box cost them heavily as the referee awarded penalty, which was neatly converted by skipper Kekhrieletuo Tsira (11) in 56th minute. Shürhosül increased the tally to 3-1 with a left footer shot from inside the box in 81st minute. In their effort to return to the game, Ziekezou successfully scored their second goal through Keneinguzo Pienyü (9) in 85th minute but Shürhosül sealed the score board with a hat-trick in the injury added time.
Keneinguze Pienyü (9) and Vilhoubeituo Yhome (15) of Ziekezou SC and Kevisalie Sechü (15) of Sechü Zubza FC were penalized for unsporting behavior while Khriekethozo Keretsü (23) of Ziekezou SC was red carded for intentionally handling a rival forward a minute before the final whistle.
In the second match, runners-up of first edition of the League, New Market FC came from behind to beat Vanguard FC Tseminyu 2-1.
Though both sides were on equal footing but Vanguard found their lead in 44th through captain Yhumshalo Kemp (9). However, in the breather half, New Market’s effort to return to the fame succeeded in 71st minute with Kethozhapu Meru (30) scoring the equalizer. Neiphivilie Seyie (7) netted the winning goal in 90th minute.
Stephen Rutsa (19) and Keduvikho Mekro (4) of New Market FC and Mathew Kezhose (5) and Shamba Samson Konyak (10) of Vanguard FC Tseminyu were cautioned for unsporting behavior during the match.
Retired Director of Land Resources, Neise Mechülho witnessed the match as patron.
Match for August 1
Khriekesa FC vs United 16 FC at 2 p.m.
(Page News Service)