IMPHAL, Oct 1 : YCCIC (U-14 girls) and PHAM (U-14 boys) secured wins in today’s semi-final matches to cruise into the finals of the 1st President Cup U-14 Hockey at Astro Turf Hockey ground, Khuman Lampak in the girls’ section today.
In the second semi-final for girls, YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup thrashed BDHA by a huge margin of 8-0.
Rina Koijam of YCCIC starred the match with 4 goals in her name while Babyrani followed her with two goals.
Babyrani scored the opener in the very first minute while Rina Koijam added another goal to make 2-0 in the 5th minute. Babyrani scored her second goal in the 10th minute. I Kundli also tried her stick and chipped in the fourth goal of the match in the 23rd minute. Two minutes later, K Elina took her turn to score a single in the 25th minute and extended the lead by 5-0. Now it was turn for star of the day, Rina who stroke three more goals in the 29th, 30th and 33rd minute to wrap the game 8-0. They will now face PHAM, Yaiskul in the final.
In another semi-final match for boys, PHAM, Yaiskul blanked YCCIC by 2-0 to face HU, Lairikyengbam Leikai in the final.
N Dutta and Ph Kennedy scored the two winning goals in the 12th and 41st minute of the match.
The final matches of the tournament which began on September 17 under the aegis of Manipur Hockey with nine teams in the boys’ section and 6 in the girls’ section, are scheduled on October 3.
Third place matches will be staged tomorrow:
1. UYC, Kanglatongbi vs BDHA, Bishnupur (1.40pm- Girls) 2. KHSC, Khongman vs YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup (3.00pm- Boys)