Cheengkhu Premier Cup: Chumbang FC, Japhou YC reach semi-finals with easy wins

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Aug 5 : Chumbang FC knocked Challong Youth Club out with an emphatic 9-1 win while Japhou Youth Club eased to 3-1 win against to move into the semi-finals of the 8th Cheengkhu Premier Cup being organised by Cheengkhu Youth Club at Mini Stadium, Chandel Christian.
The first quarter final match of the tournament saw Chumbang FC come out all guns blazing and tear apart the defence line of Challong Youth Club for a clinical 9-1 finish after leading the first half 4-1. Sungrim took the centre-stage in this one-sided match as he scored four goals alone (24', 69', 72', 74') after Ahong hit twice including the opener in the 5th and the 19th minute of the match. Welngam scored the only goal for Challong Youth Club in the 11th minute of the match before witnessing a disastrous end.
Winkle had also an impressive day out as he netted two goals (28', 54') for Chumbang FC and his team-mate Henry was on target once in the 28th minute to set up the huge win.
Meanwhile in the second quarter final match, Japhou YC rode on goals by Ng Samson (42'), Kh Alwinson (54') and Alfred (65') to seal a 3-1 comeback win against Penaching YDC after Ch Ningthar handed the latter team the breakthrough in the 41st minute following a barren first half.