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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 08, 2017 10:05 pm
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Barak FC, St Joseph’s College and Kohima Eagles SC enter pre quarters

Kohima, Nov. 8 (EMN): Barak FC survived a scare as they edged past Kohima College via tie-breaker to advance to the pre-quarters of the ongoing Classic Cup soccer tournament here at Kohima local ground on November 8.
The exciting match headed for tie-breaker as both the teams were in a 2-2 draw till the end of the stipulated time. In the end, Barak FC had the last laugh as they emerged victorious in the penalty shoot-out by 4 goals against 1. Had Barak FC lost the match, they will need to blame themselves for maintaining complacency in the second half.
The Peren team was placed in a comfortable position till the interval with 2-0, however, Kohima College players fought determinedly to come back into the game.
Barak took the first lead when Elminhao scored in the 19th minute, followed by another quick goal by the same player in the 21st minute.
Entering the second half, Barak seemed to have taken control of the match, but Kohima College were given a crucial lifeline when Vilhoubeituo found the back of the keeper’s net.
Moving into the final minutes, much to the jubilation of his team mates and supporters, Vilhoubeituo again delivered when he scored the equalizer. In the penalty, Kohima College spot kickers disappointed the crowd as only one of them could successfully covert the spot kick.
Earlier in the first match, St Joseph’s College humbled Renegades 3-0 to make it through to the round of last 16.
Pelevikho opened the account of SJC very early into the game when he scored within 26th seconds becoming the fastest goal of the tournament so far, while Tamthing doubled the lead when he scored in the 8th minute.
Tamthing went on to score his second and the team’s third in the 28th minute to end the match 3-0. Playing the second match, Kohima Eagles SC also cruised into the pre-quarters with their victory against Upper Bayavü FC 3-1.
Petevizo was the star of the match as he scored two early goals and placed his team in the driving seat. Petevizo scored in the second minute and doubled the lead in the 7th minute, while Kimiyito Assumi netted the third in the 30th minute. Upper Bayavü fought back to stay in the game, but they could just score a consolation goal through Kethosilie in the 40th minute.
Thursday’s matches
Turaco FC vs Naga Jaguars FC at 1 pm
Tyrants FC vs Ethereal FC at 2.30 pm

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 08, 2017 10:05:26 pm