JIRIBAM, Oct 5 : NYC, Phaitol-II edged past CFC, Lobonkhal by 4-2 goals in the third match of the 8th Mazarun Bibi Memorial Football Tournament, 2018 which is underway since October 3 under the aegis of All Jiribam Sports Association (AJSA), Jiribam at Jiribam Higher Secondary School playground.
NYC, Phaitol-II got off to a dominating start to enjoy a 3-0 lead till first half with the opening goal coming up early in the 4th minute from the feet of H Ricky who also netted his second and the NYC’s last goal in the second half.
NYC did waited long for the second goal as it arrived 5 minutes latter from the first goal when Mangboi cut into the box collecting a nice pass around the edge and outraced few defenders to beat the rivals’ custodian. NYC continued to press CFC who were struggling to strung together a show and it was in the 21st minute that L Singsong found the net to put NYC clear ahead with a 3-0 lead.
After the change of the ends, H Ricky gave a fresh start putting in his second in the 45th minute to make it 4-0 and let his team sit back with a comfortable 4-0 lead.
CFC’s Lalthoilien, however managed to pull back a goal the very next minute reducing the gave by just 1 goal. Under fortuitous circumstance Lalthoilien seized another opportunity to cut the gap by 2 goals in the 54th minute before they were denied further attack by fine defence line up of the Phaitol-II side. Eventually the game ended 4-2 in favour of NYC.
Mokamlung FC will take on Mirpur FC in the next league match tomorrow.