|A goalmouth tussle during the match between IYA Kakching (in yellow) and SAI Utlou in Imphal on Wednesday.
Imphal, Dec. 4: Ideal Youth Association, Kakching defeated SAI Utlou by 3-1 goals during a penalty shootout in the opening match of the qualifying round of the 57th Sir Churchand Singh KCSI, CBE Memorial Football Tournament played at Mapal Kangjeibung today.
Both the teams had a hard time trying to get the breakthrough but goals eluded them during regulation time.
The match outcome had to be decided by a tie-breaker in which IYA Kakching goalkeeper Joychandra Singh made three saves to put them through to the next round.
For IYA Kakching, N. Priyokumar Singh, W. Kumar Singh and P.R. Sungri Chothe converted their kicks while M. Samananda and D.R. Rhulthou Chothe missed.
For SAI Utlou, only T. Surjakanta Singh converted his kick while Kh. Amuthoi Singh, Daisinlung and K. Dinachandra Singh’s kicks were saved by the Kakching keeper.
SAI Utlou players Ksh. Rahul, Kh. Amuthoi, Rk. Sanjoy and IYA Kakching players P.R. Sungrim Chothe and M. Samananda were cautioned by referee S. Suresh Singh.
In tomorrow’s matches, HIDA Thoubal will take on Youth Development Organisation in the first ground while Khetri Iril Mapal Youth Club will meet CFC Chandel in the second ground.