27th KC Mallick Memorial Football Echel Club edge out Diger HSC to enter semis

JIRIBAM, Jan 3 : Echel Club, Dibong edged out Diger HSC 4-2 today in the second quarter final match of the ongoing 27th KC Mallick Memorial Invitation Football Tournament 2017-18 at Jiribam Higher Secondary School playground.
Echel Club led the first half with a 2-1 lead through goals scored by Phillips (8′) and Nehemaia (21′). The lone goal for Diger HSC was scored by Chachan in the 16th minute.
The score was brought to level in the 49th minute when Mesak of the losing side fired in a clinical shot. With score levelled at 2-2, both teams sighed off for a while but the Dibong side raced ahead and broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute. L Suresh Meitei who was unmarked managed to slip into the box and took the honour to give his team the 3-2 lead.
Stung by the goal, Diger HSC also tried hard to return into the game but could not do well in front of their mighty opponent. Echel Club’s win was underlined when Geetchandra struck the winner and doubled the lead in the 82nd minute. With no much time left the lacklustre Diger HSC had to give up the game 2-4 to the Echel Club.

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