Case Premier League
Dimapur, May 13: Teammate edged past Nizams FC 3-2 at the end of Week 6 of the Case Premier League at Police Ground, Chumukedima on May 12.
Tsujkem of Teammate opened the score with a beautiful assist from Aosanen who finished from 6 yards. Tsujkem added to his tally by converting a cross from Tali.
Nizams FC reduced the lead through an brilliant individual play by Akato to curl the ball from outside his right boot into the net deceiving the defence and the goalkeeper. Captain Moatemjen increased the tally after a defensive error from the Nizams FC defence. After the break, Nizams FC continued to press but missed out a lot of chances. Temsu tapped in after a pin point pass from Sopei. With that win, Teammate are third with 11 points.
Case FC drew with Superstrikers to take them to 10 points. Case FC needed a win to confirm their chances to qualify for the knock out stages were hampered with the draw. Case FC missed a lot chances in the first half. Gaibi of Case FC scored to take the lead in the 20th minute. Right after the break, Inaka levelled the score. With the draw, Super Stikers registered their first point of the season and Case FC either needs to win or draw in their next match to qualify.
In the other match, G Sports Imliyanger hat-trick outclassed Stafac 3-0. Imli opened the account within the first five minutes. G sports continued to dominate proceedings. Imliyanger beat the outside trap to tap in the second goal. Just before the break, got his third goal to complete the rout.
Trinity maintained its winning momentum by blanking Natak FC 2-0. It was a must win match for Natak FC to qualify for the knock out stages however they could not capitalise on their good start to the match. Lipok volleyed in at the 20th min to take the lead. Highest scorer Viketo nearly levelled for Natak FC as he shot past the keeper to hit the framework. Trinity increased their tally after Lipok was tripped inside the D box towards the dying minutes of the second half. Imtiyanger calmly converted the penalty. With the win, Trinity are now levelled with Nizams FC.
(Page News Service)