Stage set for quarter finals of 21st Challenge Cup
By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, May 21 : The quarter final line up of the 21st Challenge Cup Veteran Football Tournament 2019 organised by Manipur Veteran Football Association completed today with the conclusion of Group stage.
In the last Group E league match of the tournament staged at Mapal Kangjeibung, AVFA, Akampat rode on K Premjit treble to earn full points against AMBA which made a late return but failed to make it to the quarter final.
Premjit opened up the scoring account early in the 6th minute before striking another in the 15th minute to hand AVFA a 2-0 lead till the break.
AMBA managed cut the break just one minute into the second half (31') but lose ground as Premjit banged in another in the 40th minute to complete the treble.
AMBA made a spirited fightback and grabbed another in the 46th minute through N Romeo to ease the pressure but their effort to draw level and overturn the lead did not yield any result.
Meanwhile NCVFC, Churachandpur completed their league campaign in style as they finished group winners after a 2-0 win against FC Eimi, Game Village.
Dominic scored both the goals in the first half (5',18') and held their lead till the final whistle to make it to the quarter finals of the tournament.
League tables at the end of Group Stage