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10-men Khriekesa FC hold New Market FC 1-1, Power Comm earn a point

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 17, 2017 10:45 pm
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Kohima, August 17 (EMN): Neilabeituo Shiiya scored in the 86th minute on Thursday to help league leaders Khriekesa FC rally from a goal down and draw 1-1 against New Market FC.
Despite missing a penalty and a red card for goalkeeper Medophrezo, Khriekesa team showed their class as they scored the equaliser in the dying minutes to earn a point and remained on top of the league.
New Market also had their share to take three points but failed to find the back of the net, with skipper Stephen Rutsa failing to convert a spot kick in the extra time when the referee awarded a penalty after the rival defender was penalised for a handball in the area.
Khriekesa FC started brightly but gifted New Market the lead when Chisie Nyusou broke the deadlock in the 31st minute. Skipper Rutsa latched a through ball inside the area and Nyusou with his solo effort passed the defender and the keeper to score into the empty net.
Khriekesa FC fought back and got the best chance to equalise when a penalty was awarded by the referee for a handball inside the area but Kekhriengulie Usou failed to convert the spot kick in the 40th minute.
Despite goalkeeper Medophrezo of Khriekesa FC was sent off for the intentional handling of the ball outside the area in the 80th minute, Khriekesa team didn’t stop from attacking and scored the much need goal through a stunning free kick outside the area through Neilabeituo Shiiya.
Winger Ruokuovolie Phewhuo of Khriekesa FC who replaced the goalkeeper did his part to make some vital saves and earn a point at the end of the final whistle.
During the match, Keneingutuo Yaotsu of Khriekesa FC and Gideon Leo (7) of New Market FC were cautioned with a yellow card each.
Power Comm earn a point against United 16
Power Comm FC was denied three points as United 16 FC came from behind to score a goal in the second half and make it 1-1. Despite the draw, Power Comm sits at the bottom of the league (two losses and a draw) with one point and United 16 in the 3rd place with 5 points from three matches.
During the match, Power Comm had the chance to break the deadlock when Nyithong Magh curling effort hit the post in the 10th minute and they took the deserving lead in the 39th minute when Senenlo Kath converted the spot kick.
But in the second half, United 16 managed to score the equaliser through Longkhoi with 30 minutes remaining in the game. United 16 goalkeeper Vekuto Puro fared better in keeping out Yhunshalo Kemp effort from a stunning free kick in the second half as Power Comm were denied three points.
Senenlo Kath of Power Comm FC was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the extra time of the second half.
T.Jamir of United 16 FC and Yhunshalo Kemp (9) of Power Comm FC were also cautioned with a yellow card each. During a match, Power Comm had changed the captaincy three times
Dr.Viketoulie Pienyii, President, Kohima Town Club, Organisers of Kohima Football League was the match patron.
Fixture for Friday
Nagabazar FC vs New Market FC at 1:00 PM
Addax FC vs Power Comm FC at 3:00 PM

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 17, 2017 10:45:43 pm