Thuwngkhu Cup 2017 Toupokpi, ACFC, Slumber Boots victorious

IMPHAL, Dec 5 : Toupokpi Youth Club (TYC) beat Japhou Youth Club 2-0 while Slumber Boots and ACFC edged out their rivals via a penalty shoot out to advance into the next round of the Thuwngkhu Cup 2017 organised by four Chamdil Villages at Mini Stadium.
In the first match of the day, TYC and Japhou Youth Club played out a goalless first half.
After the breather TYC entered the field with more purpose and soon HB Mison struck the opener ending the goal drought in the 49th minute.
Just after the celebration, WS Larhing of TYC was at his best to finish a well taken shot that gave TYC a comfortable 2 goals to nil lead.
Despite the lead, TYC controlled the remaining part of the match while the Japhou side were more busy in containing the intrusive runs made by the former. Eventually the game ended 2-0 in favour of the dominant TYC side.
In the second match played at 1 pm, Slumber Boots were able to take control of the first half with a 1-0 lead against Chumbang FC through a goal scored by SK Bungpem in the 43rd minute.
After the breather, Chumbang FC made a return and it was Malreng who netted the equaliser in the 51st minute.
The scoreline remained unchanged till the regulation time. Both teams could not get better of one another even in the extra team going for a tie-break to decide the winners.
Sanjit, Rengshot, Rishangam, Bungpem and Mossi successfully converted the strikes into goals for Slumber Boots.
For Chumbang FC, Malreng, Micah, Kangthanlen and Rulkou were able to score handing Slumber Boots a 6-5 victory.
In another similar match, ACFC and Chamdil FC played out a goalless draw and the winners were decided via a penalty shoot-out.
In the shoot-out, Ali Khan, Wangpol, Stephen and Nasir were able to register the names in the scoresheet for ACFC while only Relieves, Kosen and Binoy scored for Chamdil FC giving the former a 4-3 victory.

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