Mokokchung inter-ward tourney: Artang, Sangtemla register wins
Mokokchung, March 10 (EMN): Artang ward won their first match on Wednesday thanks to a 2-1 derby win at the ongoing 2nd Mokokchung inter-ward football tournament at Imkongmeren Sports Complex, here on Wednesday.
In the first match, Majakong moved up to a lead of 1-0 in the first half but Artang levelled-up the score to a double in the second half when Temshi Imchen got the opportunity to strike twice via a free kick deflection and a penalty shot in the 45th and 53rd minutes to seal the match against Majakong.
In the second match, Aongza suffered a heavy blow against Sangtemla 0-2. An early strike by Pangjongmeren in the 16th minute and an impressive goal by Molu did everything for Sanglemla to seal the match. The match also witnessed the first red card when Aongza’s Imlisunep was awarded double yellow in the 34th and 48th minutes.
In the third match, Alempang managed to salvage a 1-1 draw against the host team Marepkong. The host began with an early score through a corner kick as Merenlemba converted deep inside the D-box in the 8th minute.
Alempang’s reply for the equaliser came when Lipoktoshi scored deep in the last minute of the first half to grab a 1-1 draw against the host. Each team received three yellow cautions during the match.
In the last match, Osa Chang converting a penalty into a winner guided Penli to a 2-1 win over Lijaba Lijen. Sungitlong of Lijen struck the opening score in the 10th minute but fortunately, Penli returned the favour in the first half itself. Penli’s Suponglemba Chang levelled up the score 1-1 in the 25th minute.
Entering the second half of the game, both the teams struggled for a winning goal but luck favoured Penli ward when Osa Chang converted the penalty into a winning goal in the 59th minute.