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Martyrs’ Trophy: Unity FC through to next round

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 06, 2019 12:07 am
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Players of Medziphema Town Youth Organisation (in white) and Jotsoma Youth Organisation vying for the ball during their match at the Kohima local ground on Saturday, October 5. (EM Images)

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Kohima, Oct. 5 (EMN): Unity FC registered win in the second match of the day played against Asufu Christian Institute Manipur in the ongoing 20th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy at Khuochiezhie, Kohima local ground on Saturday, October 5.

The teams were locked in a goalless draw until the first half. Ketsivilie opened the scoring for Unity FC in the 55th minute while Dhale of Asufu Christian Institute Manipur equalised in the 59th minute.

With both teams locked at 1-1 after the final whistle, the match had to be decided through a tie breaker where Unity FC beat Asufu Christian Institute Manipur 4-3.

Aleshio of Asufu CI Manipur and Rovilhouki Hiekha of Unity FC were cautioned with yellow cards.

The first match played between Jotsoma Youth Organisation (JYO) and Medziphema Town Youth Organisation (MTYO) ended in a bizarre way with an unprecedented turn of event. The match could not be played till the allotted stipulated time after JYO walked out of the match during the second half, following their reluctance to abide with the referee’s decision in penalising their goal keeper with a red card.

The referee penalised the keeper of JYO Vingusa Sano and MTYO forward Zumzum Punyű with a red card each for unfair play. However the match had to be interrupted as JYO revolted against the decision.

When the match was in an exciting moment with both teams tied in 1-1 draw, the second half resulted to a dull experience with a walkover adding frustrations to the football fans that have been waiting for over an hour for the match to resume.

The organisers said football was at its lowest on Saturday at Khuochiezie and pray that such incident would not be repeated in the remaining days of the tournament.

The organising team and the Angami Students’ Union reiterated that they will render their best for the smooth conduct of the tournament.

Monday’s matches:

Centurion FC Kohima Village vs Phezoucha Youth (12:30 pm)

MVYO Meriema vs Tyrants FC (2:20 pm)

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 06, 2019 12:07:55 am