New entrant Walunir Retsung registers 1st win
Mokokchung, October 8
Exciting matches were witnessed on Thursday, the third day of the ongoing XXI MDFA Trophy 2015, as Walunir Ritsung Artang hammered three goals against B Squad FC in the first match and Sports Society Suyim (SSS) defeated a resilient new entrant Onet Korang Sporting Club in the second match.
Sports Society Suyim, the runner-up of last year’s edition, played to their best against the Onet. The match was evenly contested. Onet Korang SC, a new entrant, is considered as one of the underdogs of the tournament, while the SSS, with their presence in almost every MDFA Trophy is one among the toughest team at the trophy.
There was a breach in the Onet Korang SC defense line as Osen (jersey no 8) of SSS tackled the ball and crossed the ball at a perfect right angle to fellow striker Jungpetrong (jersey no 10) who kicked the ball at the first touch and netted the goal at the 6th minute.The Onet defense was in disarray. The midfield wanting. Sports Society Suyim dominated the first half of the game, with the Suyim team making attacks and counter-attacks. The Onet goalkeeper saved a lot of attempts from the SSS strikers.
The second half of the match, the Onet Korang SC somehow recovered and tried a vigorous counter attack. The Onet tried relentlessly to equalize the goal. The SSS also tried their best to notch their win. The second half was dominated mostly by the Onet Korang, but the SSS defense line was hard to breach. As the referee blew the final whistle, the SSS won the match 1-0.
The match between Walunir Restung Artang & B Squad FC – the first match on Day 3 – was exciting as both the teams were vigorous, strategic and determined. But the Walunir Retsung Artang, with their superb midfield play, the strong defense and the short passes between the players paid off as they scored three goals to nil. With their first win, Walunir Ritsung Artang has emerged as the toughest team in the tournament.