Basanta Kumar Memorial FootballPoloi demolish YMC 13-0 as Nganba FC-B edge PFA 5-4

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 6 : Nganba FC-B rallied back to squeeze their way to the quarter finals of the 1st Basanta Kumar Memorial 5-a-side Football Tournament with a thrilling 5-4 win over Pakhangba FA (PFA) today at Football Turf, Chingarel Tejpur.
PFA were in command early on with Yaiphaba scoring the opener in the 2nd minute before L Bishawnath pulled level for Nganba FA in the 7th minute.
Yaiphaba helped PFA regain the lead in the 8th minute before his compatriot Samby struck to give PFA a 2 goal lead after 17 minutes.
Yaiphaba then completed his treble the next minute itself to put PFA in a commanding position but Nganba FC-B fought back bravely and pulled back two goals back to back via L Bishawnath (20') and M Turish (22').
Turish then hit the equaliser in the 28th minute before Bishawnath cracked a powerful shot in the 42nd minute to help Nganba FC-B overturn the lead.
Later in the penultimate Group B league match, Poloi Sports School completed league stage sweep with 13-0 demolition of YMC, Haraorou as Langamba ran riot and pumped in 9 goals (6', 13', 21', 23', 25', 26', 27', 35', 38') alone.
Island (5',6', 11') also netted thrice for the winning side as Naoba added the other goal in the 8th minute of this one sided match. With the treble of wins, Poloi SS entered the quarter final as Group winners as ESU finished Group runners up.
Meanwhile, Golden FA emerged group C winners as they carved out a 6-4 win over Nganba FC-A today courtesy five goals from Davit (21', 22', 31', 39', 38') and a single from Retesh (36').
The goals for Nganga FC-A were on the other hand scored by W Langamsana (3'), H Gokul (23'), Gitan (29', 35').
Elsewhere in a dead rubber Group D league match, Loya scored ten goals (5', 8', 9', 11', 15', 18', 23', 24', 28', 40') and Azaz added once (22') to give Hiyai FA-B 11-3 win over RFCC.
L Premson (30', 37') and M Chinglemba (33') were the scorers for RFCC today.