8th Cheengkhu Premier Cup:
Penaching YDC, Phunchung YC complete quarter final line up
By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 3 : Penaching Youth Development Club (PYDC) earned a 1-0 win over RSC, Leipungtampak and Phunchung YC beat Phaidam FC 6-5 on penalties in the last two pre-quarter final matches of the ongoing 8th Cheengkhu Premier Cup 2019.
Phaidam FC and Phunchung YC played out a 1-1 draw during normal time in the first match of the day before the latter team had the most of the scoring in the shoot-out to set up quarter final clash with Angkhel-A
Both the teams had an engaging start to the game as winners would advance into the quarter finals. Phunchung YC had the lead in the 13th minute of the match with the help of Morningson after few exchanges but the lead was short-lived as the match saw the equaliser the very next minute thanks to Khumwar of Phaidam FC.
It was an end to end contest in the latter part of the game as the two sides looked to secure the winner which literally did not appear through out the normal time taking the game to the penalty shoot-out.
In the shoot-out, Danny, Morningson, Shetngam, Wangpol and Thangnahring all found the target for Phunchung YC but Phaidem FC had to bite the dust as Bungpem missed the target although, Bungseng, Shelmi, Sethot and Bungjoy scored.
Elsewhere in the last pre-quarter final match, PYDC beat RSC Leibungtampak with an early freak goal by Ch Alpha (3) to set up quarter final date with Japhou Youth Club.