13th Naorem Bhubon Memorial DSA trophy TRAU, HISU share spoils

IMPHAL, Jan 10: The 13th Naorem Bhubon Memorial DSA trophy State level invitation football tournament 2017 organised by DSA, Kakching under the auspices of AMFA began today at DSA Kakching playground, Kakching.
In the opening match, TRAU, Kwakeithel and HISU, Thoubal played out a thrilling 1-1 draw.
It was L Donald of HISU who drew first blood as he slammed home the opener in the 26th minute. Even as TRAU made frenetic efforts to level the score, the two teams went to the break with HISU’s 1-0 lead intact.
In an effort to restore parity, TRAU sent more men in the attacking in the second half. Their efforts eventually paid off when L Sanatomba struck the equaliser in the 66th minute.
The two teams continued raiding each other’s citadels. But none could make the breakthrough at the end of normal time.
YDO and SAO will lock horns tomorrow at 2 pm.
Earlier today, the opening ceremony of the tournament was attended by S Goutam, SP, Kakching; Y Mangoljao, president, DSA Kakching and Naorem Nopur, proprietor, Bhubon Brick Field, Kakching as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.

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