Endeavour SS, Nganba FC-A, YOSC prevail in 1st Basanta Kumar Memorial football tourney

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 4 : Endeavour SS, Angtha; Nganba FC-A and YOSC, Khurai overwhelmed their respective rivals in the ongoing 1st Basanta Kumar Memorial 5-a-side Football Tournament as Nganba FC-B beat KSYC, Khurai in a 7 goal thriller.
In the first match of the day (Group D), Endeavour SS who have notched up a 6-1 win over Hiyai FA-B in the previous match cruised to an easy 5-0 win over RFCC, Keinou for the second win and to confirm their place in the quarter finals.
K Chetan shone with a treble in the match (7', 12', 19') while the other goals came from Romoson (9') and Mamesh (17').
In a competitive Group A clash, Bikash treble (6', 11', 41') for KSYC went in vain as Nganba FC-B rode on Bisharnath double (5', 26') and a single each from Binanda (10') and Turish (16') to seal the game 4-3.
In a Group B league match staged later, Red Machine FA beat YMC, Haraorou by a slender 1-0 margin thanks to Gorobo's goal in the 19th minute.
Nganba FC-A in the meantime won 5-1 against Langai FA for the second straight win as Chingthangkhomba (6', 29') and Gitan (22', 33') scored two goals each as Dakesh added once in the 39th minute.
The lone goal for Langei FA was scored by Khambaton in the 29th minute.
In the last match of the day (Group D), YOSC prevailed 5-0 over Hiyai FA-B courtesy a treble from Punsiba (14', 18', 22'). Sakip (21') and Bakajit (31') also got their names on the scoresheet for adding a goal apiece to the winning side's tally.