Modern College, Meriema VSU, Kicker’s FC & Tangkhul SU enter pre-quarters
Kohima, October 10
Modern College Kohima, Meriema Village Students’ Union, Kicker’s FC and Tangkhul Students’ Union moved into the pre-quarters defeating respective rivals in the four matches of the ongoing NSF Martyrs’ Memorial trophy being played at Kohima Local Ground.
In the first match, Modern College Kohima defeated Billy Graham FC by 2-1. Bokato H. Sema gave the winners an early lead in 9th minute while also increasing the margin in 24th minute. Billy Graham was successful in bringing down the margin through Avi in 33rd minute but they failed to further equalize it and concede defeat.Playing the second match, Meriema Village Students’ Union knocked Young Excels Khonoma by 2-0.
Neiphrezo Üsou made a swift move and scored the fastest goal of the tourney within 27 seconds. He broke Naga United Club player Velukho Rhakho’s fastest record of 1.13 minute scored against Headwinds FC yesterday. Petevizo Kezie doubled the score in 17th minute.
Kicker’s FC Chumukedima astounded Tsosinyu United FC by 5-0 in the third match. T. Meren alone contributed the first four goals, in 7th, 30th, 39th and 52nd minutes respectively to become the ninth hat-trick Scorer of the Tournament. It was T. Wati sealing the score board with the fifth goal in 57th minute.
Playing the last match of the day, visitors from Ukhrul district of Manipur, Tangkhul Students’ Union came from behind to win against Addax FC by 2-1.
Addax FC found the first net through Keviphretuo in 10th minute of play but Tangkhul SU returned to the game with an equalizer through Thangsomi Ruivah in 19th minute to end the first half in 1-1 draw. Subsequently, it was a minute before the final whistle that Paolingmei Gangmei struck the winning goal to provide pre-quarters berth for the visiting team.