Trinity Sporting win CASE premier league


Dimapur, June 3: Trinity Sporting made history in the Case Premier League by winning the title for the third consecutive season on June 2 at Chumoukedima Police Complex.
A fine mix of relentless attacks and sturdy defence ensured the defending champions their treble win defeating Nizams FC by four goals to one.
Starting the match on a high note, defending champions Trinity FC gave Nizams’ players a hard run for possession of the ball. Their relentless attack bore fruit when Imtiyanger scored the first goal of the match in a rebound from a corner kick.
Nearing to 30 minutes of the match, a beautiful cross from Nizam winger Pelevito saw a desperate yet tactful Akato who tried to score the equalizer, but was flagged offside by the referee.
Breaching the Nizam defence in the 34th minute, Atokito scored the second goal for Trinity. The first half ended with a 2-0 lead by Trinity over Nizams.
Heated half time pep talks in the Nizams’ dressing room proved somehow fruitful as they began the second half having upper hand with ball possession. However, the defending champions secured their lead in the 62nd minute. Atokito came hard from the center, dribbled the ball into the goal area, tackled past the keeper and gave their team the third goal. Left unmarked, Trinity skipper Rijulong netted the ball past the goalkeeper, taking the tally to 4-0.
The only respite for Nizams FC came in the dying minutes of the match as they were awarded a penalty for a hand ball by Trinity defender. Pelevito, who scored from the spot kick.
“All our players gave their very best and it was a team effort,” commented Trinity Coach Rijulong, thanking God for the outcome.
Nizam coach, Ayeto said, “It wasn’t a good day for us as some of our players were missing in action. The standard of the league has improved drastically; the matches are not at all boring.”
Later in the closing ceremony, senior players Oinam Jeet, Lima Ao, Yambemo Lotha and Zasie Vakha who are in their 50s were acknowledged by the organizers. The Most Valuable Player award went to Meyakum of Case FC. The Golden Gloves was bagged by Temsumeren of Nizams FC for the third consecutive time and the Golden Boot for most number of goals was awarded to Lima Ao from Teammate with a tally of 9 goals to his name.
The winning team was awarded with gift vouchers worth Rs 15,000 and the runners-up with Rs 10,000 worth of vouchers sponsored by Playmart.
(Page News Service)