Lamlai Cup 2022-23: EUSC, SAIPO, LSIC-B move into quarter finals
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 3 : EUSC-Tellou, SAIPO-Heikakmapal and LSIC-B, Lamlai progressed into the quarter finals of the Lamlai Cup 2022-23 9-a-side football tournament beating their respective rivals.
In the first pre-quarter final match of the day, SAIPO and Sekta FC-B played out a 2-2 draw in the regulation time before SAIPO emerged 5-4 winners in the penalty shoot-out to seal the game 7-6. N Henry scored both the goals for Sekta FC-B in the regulation time as Sanathoi (35') and Gopy (39') scored a goal each for SAIPO to salvage a draw and forced a penalty shoot-out to decide the winners.
In the shoot-out, only Akbar, Japes, Bigyananda and Bishorjit found the net for Sekta FC-B while Gopy, Sanathoi, Daimond, Rohit and Nongdamba all netted a goal each to help SAIPO win the game.
In another pre-quarter final match, EUSC beat GPS, Yumnam Khunou 2-0 to confirm their quarter final ticket as Fahim Riyas (20') and M Telheiba (31') added a goal each.
Meanwhile, LSIC-B came out all guns blazing to drub BSU, Nongpok Kakching 4-0 and advanced to the last 8 stage of the competition.
The two sides started cautiously in the opening half and held one another off to settle the first half goalless but LSIC-B shifted gears after the changeover and got themselves 1-0 ahead with Jiten opening the account in the 24th minute.
Amarjit then doubled the advantage in the 27th minute before Sanathoi and Naothoi took their turns to score a goal apiece in the 30th and the 43rd minute to wrap up the game 4-0.