State Boys Hostel, SAI –STC, Christ King enter semis
Kohima, May 4 (EMN): State Boys Hostel, SAI –STC and Christ King won their respective matches in boys’ category as they entered the semi-finals of the ongoing CAPF U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament held at Kohima.
State Boys Hostel, Nagaland defeated State Sports Academy 2-1 in the first match at Kohima local ground. Playing at the ongoing CAPF U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament organized by Assam Rifles, HQ IGAR (North), Latminlal found the net for State Boys in the 32 minutes of the first half and Bapen scored another goal in 51 minutes. While Purakum of Sports Academy fought back and managed to score a solitary goal in 78 minutes. Both the teams got qualified for the semi-final.
Neikedozo scored a hat-trick for SAI -STC Dimapur as they humiliated KV Dimapur by 6-0 at the local ground and entered the semis. Neikedozo Tsira scored his hat-trick in the 18th, 22th and 61st minutes respectively during the game. Monton, Temsunungsang, and Heichihang also contributed a goal each in the second half. In the third match at local ground, Christ King Hr Sec School, Kohima defeated Don Bosco Kohima by 2-0. DB Kohima rued by defensive error, Christ King managed to score two successive goals in the first half. The goals were scored by Ruovizhalie (33rd min) and Mhaphroulhou (36th min).
The second half, DB Kohima were a better team but failed to past the keeper, as he made much of the saves to keep the team ahead of the match and the encounter ended 2-0 in favour of the Christ King. In girls’ category, Christ King Hr Sec School, Kohima thrashed Bayavu Hill High school, Kohima by 5-1 at IG stadium in the first match. Vetsutalu completed her hat-trick in 26th, 39th and 57th minutes, while Vilakhonuo and Reena Rai scored a goal each for Christ King.
In the second match, Soccer Damsels, Kohima played a goalless draw against Govt High School, Khonoma after both sides were unable to convert any goals. Girls Sports Hostel, Dimapur beat Young Girl Club, IG Academy by a solitary goal. Watijungla penalty was the difference in the game as she converted a penalty in the 57 minutes.
The semi-final matches for both boys and girls will be played on Saturday.