Sangai Trophy : Jeevananda nets winner in AMBA's 3-2 win

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 7 : AMBA, Uripok rode on Jeevan's last-gasp winner to seal a thrilling 3-2 win over MUSA, Chekon in last Group D match of the ongoing 4th Sangai Trophy Veteran Football Championship organised by United Veteran Football Association, Manipur at Artificial Turf Ground, Lamlong Thongkhong.
Although it was a dead rubber match, AMBA and MUSA displayed attacking football today in search of a face saving win as both teams suffered two of two previous matches respectively.
The two sides were neck and neck from the beginning and were levelled at 1-1 till the first half with A Noni equalising for MUSA in the 19th minute after AMBA had taken the lead in the 16th minute with M Gunamani's well taken shot.
M Gunamani struck again in the 46th minute to help AMBA regain the lead and the team looked to close out the game 2-1 but Joykumar of MUSA took it deep into the first minute of the stoppage time (70+1') to make it 2-2.
The game looked to end in a stalemate but it ended otherwise as Jeevananda hit the winner two minutes into the stoppage time (70+2') and helped AMBA wrapped up the tourney campaign with a 3-2 win.