IMPHAL, Nov 7
Ragailong team RYC; Khoupum FC (KFC) and Keishamthong team (KKFC) registered slender wins while Langthabal Chingthak team LCRC and Koirengei team KRYDC played out a goalless draw in today’s league round matches of the ongoing XII Jadonang Memorial Football Tournament 2018 organised by Zeliangrong Football Association at THAU Sports Complex.
RYC and Yurembam team YKDC were evenly poised throughout in the first match of the day but Gaibonlung Phaomei’s goal in the 39th minute helped RYC earn full points today.
The second match was also a very competitive one as both LCRC and KRYDC put all their efforts to get ahead but defenders on both ends thwarted incisive runs made against one another to settle the game in a 0-0 draw and shared one point each.
The third match saw Khoupum FC (KFC) ride on Jiangongrei Dangmei early goal in the 3rd minute to seal full points against Pantilong team (PYC).
The latter part saw, KFC tried hard to extend lead while PYC were looking for the equaliser. However attempts from both sides went abegging and the scoreline remained unchanged till the final whistle.
In the last match of the day, Keishamthong side KKFC edged past Keikhu (KYC) by 3-2 margin.
Both, KYC and KKFC got off to a cautious start deterring one another from taking lead until Poujaklung found the opener in the 33rd minute and gave KKFC a 1-0 lead.
Keikhu side however, managed to draw parity when Thainilung Rongmei sneaked into rivals box and fired in a powerful shot in the 44th minute.
The parity could not last long as Poulinmei Gangmei broke the deadlock in the 47th minute while Golmei Gaikhangningpou make it 3-1 in favour of KKFC with another shot in the 51st minute. The Keikhu side returned late and it was in the stoppage time (70+2) that Palmei Leengampu grabbed a chance to make it 2-3 at the end.
Morning : Konthoujam Maning (KMTYC) vs Chingmeirong (CRYC) at 7 am and Longmai FC (LFC) vs Sairem (SSYC) at 8.30 am
Evening : Uchiwa Namthanlong (UNYC) vs Chinikon (CYC) at 1 pm and Chingkhulong (CYDA) vs Namthanlong (NYC) at 2.30 pm.
IMPHAL, Nov 7