| RUVFA (in red-and-black) and Sirti players in action in Imphal on Monday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, May 26: Veteran Sports Association Nambul Mapal booked a quarter-final berth beating All Thangmeiband Veteran Football Association by 2-1 goals in the 16th Challenge Cup Veteran Football Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung.
The first half was goalless. Thangmeiband got the opening goal through Y. Khamba in the 33rd minute.
Veteran Sports got back with S. Buddha connecting a header to the net off a corner kick by S. Marjit for the equaliser in the 37th minute.
Needing a win for a quarter-final berth, Veteran Sports pushed the pedal and got the much-needed goal from a penalty after Doren Singh was brought down by S. Ronikumar.
A. Akachandra converted the penalty to perfection in the 49th minute for the victory today.
In another match, RUVFA Lairenkabi thrashed Sirti Chandel 3-0. A. Ingocha, Danibum and Alien Chiru scored a goal each for RUVFA.
NIVSO Cup: Robin Jewellery, Pungdongbam, claimed the championís title of the fourth NIVSO Cup 2014, organised by Northern Iril Valley Mapal Sporting Club, beating SCY Yumnam Khunou by 2-1 goals today.
ACA: The affiliated district sports/cricket associations of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) have set a seven-day deadline from today to Association for Cricketers of Assam to prove their various allegations against ACA secretary Bikash Baruah, writes a staff reporter from Guwahati.