Senior Men Hockey HU maul MLHU 10-1, YCCIC edge past KHSC 5-3


By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 25 : HU, Lairikyengbam Leikai wreaked havoc across the defence line of MLHU, Langthabal to notch up an emphatic 10-1 win while YCCIC, Ahallup sealed a 5-3 win against KHSC, Khongman in today's matches of the 7th State Level Senior Men Hockey Tournament being organised by Manipur Hockey at Hockey Stadium Khuman Lampak.
In the Group A opener staged today, HU had a great day out as the team dominated the possession throughout the game and made the most of the scoring chances en route to their 10-1 victory. Rick Tonjam topscored with 4 goals in his name (14', 26', 30', 55') while his team mates Kingson added twice (25', 36') to ensure the huge win. Other goals for the same team were scored by Somikanta (36'), Suresh (37'), Johny (44') and Papunao (56'). The lone goal of the Langthabal side was scored by K Sanjan in the 48th minute of the match.
Meanwhile in the second Group B fixture, YCCIC bounce back with a 5-3 win having lost to SYUC by huge margin in the opening match held yesterday. Both the teams looked evenly poised throughout the match but KHSC were unable to hold late surge of the Ahullup side who successfully capitalised on two penalty corners to ensure the victory.
KHSC broke the deadlock early in the second minute of the match with K Hera converting a penalty corner but the score was brought to level when L Leishemba of YCCIC found the target in the 9th minute.
KHSC were handed another penalty corner in the 12th minute which was well converted by M Premchand to make it 2-1 but K Deveshor helped YCCIC return into the game by hitting the equaliser in the 14th minute.
YCCIC then overturned the lead in their favour as Deveshor cooly converted a penalty stroke in the 26th minute and interestingly the score was brought to level by KHSC's captain, N Momo three minutes latter. It was an end to end affair for a while after the equaliser before Y Shyamchand helped YCCIC go up with the help of a penalty corner in the 40th minute and Deveshor completed his treble with the help of another penalty corner in the 53rd minute.