UKB to clash with Sagolband Utd at RGGFM 2020 final

    05-Feb-2020
Our Correspondent
CCPUR, Jan 5 : The United Khawzim Brothers (UKB) booked their place in the Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memoriam 2020 final with a 4-1 win against Bungmual Youth Club today as Luntinmang Haokip scored twice before a packed crowd that went to the extend of largely affecting traffic movement in the town.
The UKB which nixed their quarterfinals jinx in the tournament continued their streak as the State League bound side had reached the final in major tournament since 2017 to set up a date with another MSL giant, Sagolband United for the summit clash.
As anticipated, they managed to spark life into the match early as Surjakanta netted his side's maiden goal in the 8th minute.
Twenty nine minutes later Songkhanlun Tonsing scored BYC's stunning consolation in the 37th minute with a thunderbolt shot to level the half-time score.
The match stayed 1-1 until the one hour mark to extensively enthral the fans. Shortly thereafter, Lalminlian Vaiphei found pass into the area to tap home and help UKB retain the lead.
Boosted by the goal, UKB's attacking midfielder Luntinmang Haokip ran riot before a cheering crowd with goals on 82 and 84 minutes to set up his team a 4-1 win over BYC.
On Monday, Sagolband United had claimed their spot in the final beating Konsham FC 5-3 on penalties.
As both the finalists are MSL clubs, organisers said the date for the final will be announced in a later date after duly taking into consideration their MSL schedules.