12th Jiri Cup KLASA blank RAU 3-0 to reach final

12th Jiri Cup KLASA blank RAU 3-0 to reach final

JIRIBAM, Feb 13 : KLASA, Keinou today drubbed RAU, Lairikyengbam Leikai in the first semi final of the ongoing 12 Jiri Cup Invitational Football Tournament 2017-18 to book their place in the final. The tournament is being organised by All Jiribam Sports Association at Jiribam Higher Secondary School playground with 17 teams including few teams of neighbouring States featuring in it.
The first half was almost evenly matched but an early goal registered by M Aboy put KLASA ahead with a 1-0 lead.
The match started with a bright note with both teams exchancing some neat passes in the mid field looking for gaps.
It was in the 4th minute that M Aboy who collected a well measured pass around the edge and dodged past few defenders inside the box before cracking a power packed shot past RAU’s custodian to open the account. The latter part saw RAU trying hard to bring down the deficit but fortune did not favour them much.
After the breather, KLASA were in full control of the game adding another goal through A Nanao in the 59th minute of the match to make it 2-0. The last goal came of the winning side was struck by Jerry Pulamte during the additional hour giving his team a comfortable 3-0 victory and the final berth.
The second final match will be played between HISU, Thoubal and ARC, Shillong at the same venue.

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