KANGPOKPI, Jan 23: Ward No 9 had an easy 6-0 win over Ward No 4 in U-15 football this morning in the ongoing 17th Kanggui Inter Ward Tournament 2021 conducted at Brig M Thomas Ground Kangpokpi.
Ward No 9 notched up the emphatic win thanks to doubles by Tomba (8', 75') and Lamgouhao (14', 25') and singles from Paogoumang (58') and Lunminthang (86').
Later in the first match of the main football, Ward No 14 edged Ward No 2 by 2-1 goals to book a berth in the knockout stage.
Despite of Ward No 2 breaking the deadlock in the first half through its striker Seiminlal in the 33rd minute, Ward No 14 came back with good form in the second half and found the equalizer through Lalkhanlen in the 50th minute and Lalkhanlen turned the table with a scintillating goal in the 71st minute to give Ward No 14 a place in the knockout stage.
In the other main football match, Ward No 8 were awarded a walk over after their rivals Ward No 11(B) failed to turn up for the match. With the result Ward No 8 became the Pool A winner with 7 points and secured their berth in the knockout stage.
In the first match for veteran football, Ward No 4 had a narrow 1-0 win over Ward No 9 to secure a place in the knockout stage. The winning goal was scored by Thangboi in the 14th minute.
Maintaining its continuous win, Ward No 1 sealed a 2-0 win over Ward No 13 to become the winner of Pool A in veteran football with three of three wins.
The result also gave Ward No 4 an entry to the knockout round. Had Ward No 13 defeated Ward No 1 even by 1-0 goal margin, Ward No 4 could have been out of the tournament despite defeating Ward No 9 in the earlier match of the Veteran football today.
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broke the deadlock with his brilliant strike in the 52nd minute before he dribbled past two defenders of Ward No 13 and beat the goalkeeper again in the 68th minute.
In men's volleyball, Ward No 11 defeated Ward No 16 by 3-1 sets while in women's volleyball, Ward No 14 defeated Ward No 12 2-0.
Under-15 football : Ward No 17 vs Ward No 16 at 7.30 am.
Main football : Ward No 7 vs Ward No 12 ; Ward No 13 vs Ward No 10.
Veteran football : Ward No 2 vs Ward No 10 ; Ward No 3 vs Ward No 8.
Men's volleyball : Ward No 12 vs Ward No 1 (first quarter final match)
Women's volleyball : Ward No 8 (A) vs Ward No 12 (B) (first quarter final match)