| Kuki Sporting (in yellow and blue) and United Progressive players in action in Imphal on Monday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, Jan. 7: Zomi Football Club defeated Tiddim Road Unique Gamy Union by 4-1 goals in the knockout round of the Sir Churchand Memorial Football Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung here today.
Both teams made direct entries as they were among the top teams of the last state league.
For Zomi, Zolthang scored the first goal in the 12th minute.
Lalminlien Vaiphei scored the second and fourth goals in the 47th and 90th minutes while Jamthinlal scored the third goal in the 54th minute.
For Tiddim, N. Rajen scored the lone goal in the 64th minute.
Tiddim were runners-up in the 2009 edition of the tournament.
Zomi players Cleaven Hmar and Zanthinlal were cautioned in the 41st and 61st minutes.
Zomi men dominated the match and had many opportunities to score but could not convert them into goals.
In the other match, Kuki Sporting Club defeated United Progressive Athletic Association by 2-0 goals.
Housonpao scored the first goal in the 39th minute while S. Bungthot scored the second goal in the 56th minute.
Lamkholen of Kuki and A. Pradipkumar of United were cautioned in the 59th minutes for scuffling.
United were semi-finalists in the 1994 edition of the tournament while Kuki were runners-up in the 1956 edition of the tournament.