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Football Veteran defeat NCDA 4-1

Football Veteran (in yellow) and NCDA players in action at Mapal Kangjeibung in Imphal on Wednesday.
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Imphal, April 23: Football Veteran Welfare Association thrashed NCDA XI by 4-1 goals in the 16th Challenge Cup Veteran Football Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung today.

Football Veteranís N. Itocha Singh opened the account for them with a goal in the 17th minute, collecting a pass from Rajen Khanganba for the lead.

Making matters worse for NCDA, Khanganba scored the second goal in the 19th minute off a left flank cross by N. Itocha. Veteran came up with their third goal with N. Itocha getting his second goal in the 26th minute collecting a pass from Dhanachandra Sharma to post a 3-0 lead in the first half.

Football Veteran struck their fourth goal from a penalty as Rajen Khanganba shot home.

NCDA scored their only goal through a penalty, too, as M. Biken made no mistake.

In another match, Veteran Sports Association of Imphal held United Veteran Sporting Association 1-1.

Premier league: DSA Sadar Hills defeated DSA Ukhrul by 2-1 goals in the first Hill District Premier League, 2014 organised by Hill District Sports Association at public ground, Churachandpur. In another match, DSA Churchandpur beat DSA Chandel by 2-1 goals.