MT Youth Club knock down former champions KVSU 3-0
14TH NSF MARTYRS’ MEMORIAL TROPHY
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 1
Debutants MT Youth Club today astounded former champions Kohima Village Students’ Union (KVSU) to book berth in the pre-quarters of the ongoing students’ memorial soccer tourney played under the aegis of Angami Students’ Union (ASU) at Kohima Local Ground. Playing the first match in the round of 32 this afternoon, MT Youth Club defeated the champions of 1998 – KVSU by 3-0.
The game was comparatively fast with both sides making good number of attempts against each other but were unable to realize, unless in the 15th minute, MT Youth Club forward Hinato Ayemi taking advantage of the wrong off-side called by KVSU defenders, managed to strike the first goal.
That was the only goal till the lemon break, while in the second half KVSU got a clean chance to equalize as a 62nd minute handball inside the D’box by Hinato was declared penalty by the match referee Meyieto. Keviphretuo Kire took the shot, but custodian Walunir Jamir made and excellent leap on the right to block it, which was again struck by the shooter only for a goal-kick.
Missing the penalty spot kick kind of disheartened the KVSU, as they conceded two more goals within the next four-minutes of play. It was Akavi Ayemi who struck the second lead in the 62nd minute, while Hoinato Ayemi sealed the scoreboard with the third lead in the 66th minute.
MT Youth Club player Khriezüo Basena was penalized with a yellow card for unsporting behavior.
[tabs type=”horizontal”][tabs_head][tab_title]Highlights of 1st preliminary round[/tab_title][/tabs_head][tab]The 1st preliminary round of the NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy 2013 organised by Angami Students’ Union under the theme “Goal for Peace” got over today with a total of 33 matches played at Kohima Local Ground. So far a total of 127 goals have been scored with an average of 3.84% per match with Medoneituo of Kohima Village Students’ Union scoring the first ‘Goal for Peace’ goal in the tournament. Ninja Kabui of Nagaland Police has the regard of scoring the fastest goal within 90 seconds while Lima Kumzuk of Nagaland Police is the highest scorer with five goals in a match. The most number of goals scored in a single match is 10, with Nagaland Police scoring nine against one of Kohima Science College. The tournament which started on September 20 with 1170 players of 65 teams comprising 51 from Kohima, four from Phek, three from Dimapur, one each from Zunheboto and Peren and five teams from Manipur. The month-long tournament will conclude on October 19.[/tab][/tabs]
Zeva Club, Viper FC through to second round
Earlier playing the last two matches of the first round, Zeva Club, Zhavame defeated Kohima Royal Kickers by 2-0 with Vipatu Krocha scoring both the goals. He netted the first in the 8th minute while the second came in the 59th minute.
Ketholetuo Yale of Kohima Royal Kickers and Nurokho of Zeva Club were marked with a yellow card each. In the second match of the day, Viper FC Nerhema defeated Tragopan Club, Zhavame by 6-5 via tie-breaker as the teams were locked in 1-1 draw during the stipulated time of the match.
Trogopan Club netted first through Vipulou in the 21st minute and continued to lead the game till the last minute of the game wherein Kobulie managed to give Viper FC the much needed equalizer.
In the penalty shoot-out too, both the teams managed to net four out of the first five shots, but Viper FC won in the sudden death.
[tabs type=”horizontal”][tabs_head][tab_title]TODAY’S MATCHES[/tab_title][/tabs_head][tab]Alpine FC vs United Engineers Club @ 11.30 am Southern Naga Club vs Rooster Club, Phesma @ 1.00 pm Hoodwink FC vs Southern Angami SU @ 2.30 pm[/tab][/tabs]