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Dr. T Ao Trophy: Kohima, Tseminyu, Peren, Shamator through to quarter final

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Apr 25, 2022 10:17 pm

Host team Mokokchung end their campaign with a solitary win over Zunheboto

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Players of Peren (blue jersey) and Longleng (yellow jersey) in action during the third match at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokochung on Monday. (EM Images)

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Mokokchung, April 25 (EMN): Host team Mokokchung District Football Association ended their campaign of the ongoing Dr. T Ao Inter-District Football championship with a thumping win over Zunheboto District Football Association by 4-2 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex on April 25.

The Mokokchung team finally got something to cheer about as they came from behind to beat Zunheboto.

It was a matter of pride for both teams playing their last match. They were yet to win any matches and both teams needed the win to go back home with a victory.

Inito scored the first goal in the 15th minute for Zunheboto and the host team fought back and got their equaliser in the 32nd minute to end the first half at 1-1.

The second half saw Osen scoring for the host team in the 45th minute but Pitoho equalised the score in 59th minute 2-2.

Temjenmeren and Sentisang added the third and fourth in the 63rd and 66th minute to finish their game in favor.

Temjenmeren of Mokokchung was cautioned with a yellow card during the match.

Zunheboto conceded the most goals tallying 15 goals in the tournament and registered only two goals in their last match. Both teams Zunheboto and Mokokchung from Group D are now eliminated.

Tseminyu snatched a 3-3 draw against Kohima topping Group D

Football Association Tseminyu District came back from behind and snatched a draw 3-3 against Kohima District Football Association.

The draw put Tseminyu team on top of Group D with seven points and better goal difference of +9, followed by Kohima team with seven points and +6 goal difference.

With both teams already qualifying for the last eight, their fight was to top as the group leaders.

Within the introduction of the match, Vilhoubetuo Yhome opened the scoring for Kohima but Letkhokai Kuki headed the equaliser nine minutes later.

The first half belonged to the Kohima team as Kevisanyu Peseyie added the second goal for Kohima in the 15th minute and Kekhrieletuo Tsira doubled the lead in the 25th minute to make 3-1 in the first half.

The second half saw Tseminyu making a comeback with Calvin Kent and Akenye Kent adding a goal each in the 42nd and 55th minute to equalise the score 3-3.

With both teams failing to make any major impact, the match ended in a draw.

Peren thrashes Longleng 3-0

Peren District Football Association registered an easy win over Longleng District Football Association 3-0 and topped Group C.

Peren with the win will face Kohima District Football Association in the third quarter final match on Tuesday.

Peren alleviated its score sheet in the 2nd minute with Winamthiu Ringdi finding the back of the net, while Zumzum Penyü added the second goal in the 16th minute to make it 2-0 in the first half.

The second half saw substitute Ilungrai adding the third in the 58th minute to finish the game in their favour.

Peren’s team finished the league matches on top of the Group C table with seven points, winning two match and one draw.

Achumi’s solitary goal helps Shamator cruise to the quarters

Substitute Nika H Achumi’s late goal helped Shamator District Football Association to book their berth in the quarter final beating Noklak 1-0.

Shamator has two draw and a win tallying 5 points to become the last team to qualify for the next round.

In a must win for both teams, the game was equally poised as they failed to break the deadlock. The first half saw both teams falling to capitalise their chances.

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The second half saw Shamator fighting for the winner and their substitute Achumi paid the faith of the coach in the dying minutes when they needed the most. Achumi on his solo run slotted the winning goal and edged passing the keeper in injury time.

The goal brought much relief to the Shamator team and their supporting fans to celebrate.

However, a herculean task lies ahead of Shamator, who will be playing against Tseminyu in the last match on Tuesday.

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Apr 25, 2022 10:17:53 pm
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