1st Basanta Kumar Memorial FootballHiyai FC-A crush KSYC 9-1 to secure quarter final berth

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 5 : Hiyai FC-A brushed aside KSYC, Khurai by 9-1 goals in a Group A league match to confirm their place in the quarter finals of the 1st Basanta Kumar Memorial 5-a-side Football Tournament being underway at Football Turf, Chingarel Tejpur under the supervision of Poloi Group.
Deepak opened the floodgate for Hiyai FC-A early in the 4th minute and went on to complete his brace the very next minute before Luxmikanta took charge of the attack and banged in four goals alone (25', 27', 32', 36').
Aditya also followed suit and clinched a hattrick scoring three goals back to back in the 29th, 30th and 32nd minutes to help Hiyai FC-A win 9-1 and secure a place in the quarter final.
The lone goal of the losing side was scored by Nashif in the 4th minute.
Meanwhile in a Group B league match, ESU-Wangkhei fought back from three goals down to salvage  a 3-3 draw with Red Machine FA to finish Group runners up and book a quarter final ticket.
Jetly (26'), Md Ashif (31') and Thoithoiba (34') scored for the Wangkhei side after Goroba (10', 19') and William (16') had given Red Machine FA a 3-0 lead.
In a Group C league match, Langei FC ended their two game losing streak and Group campaign with a 4-2 win over Bung FC courtesy goals from Rehan (2', 22'), Debraj (3') and Khambaton (27'). The goals for Bung FC were scored by Silangba (25') and Alok (37').
Later in the Group D league match, Endeavour SS rode on K Chetan solitary goal in the 35th minute to beat YOSC, Khurai 1-0 and completed the Group stage sweep.