| Tiddim Road (in red) and United players in action at Mapal Kangjeibung in Imphal on Sunday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, Dec. 22: Zomi Football Club defeated KLASA Keinou by 2-1 goals to move into the third round of the 57th Sir Churchand Singh Football Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung here today.
Zomi FC, who had a smooth run in the meet, opened their account in the 24th minute with Helun Haokip ruffling the net for the lead in the first half.
The KLASA team, who never really looked settled in the game, got even more disorientated in the second half with Zomi FC consolidating their score through Helun Haokip in the 54th minute to make the score 2-0.
However, KLASA managed to pull one back in the 74th minute with Nanao Toijam making a flank run, sneaking through defenders to push home. Zomi FC players Ngulkhosiam, Mangkholen and KLASA Keinou player Nanao Toijam were cautioned in the match. In another match, Tiddim Road Unique Gamy Players Union thrashed United Progressive Adults Association by 8-2 goals to sail into the third round of the meet. H. Birjit Singh scored a hat-trick each while Anthony Kabui and Ch. Ojit Singh fetched two goals each for Tiddim Road. KLASA player L. Sanjit conceded an own goal.
For United Progressive, N. Santanu Meitei and Ak. Pradipkumar Singh fetched a goal each.
In yesterday’s matches, NISA drubbed LMFA Heirok by 9-1 goals while Khetri Iril Mapal Youth Club edged past United Sporting Association by 3-2 goals.
The AIFF has notified that the RIN registration and upgrade form submission window will be opened from January 1 to 15, 2014. Eligible referees must submit theirs documents before January 8.
Junior soccer: The Manchester United Premier Cup Football Tournament for East, North East and North Zone teams for 2014 will be held in New Delhi from January 15-18. Players born on or after January 1, 1999, are eligible to participate and respective DFA’s/DSA’s can apply before December 26.