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FLAM Imphal, ATVFA Thangmeiband win

Football Lovers Association Manipur (FLAM) started as a favourite of the day and they did not let down the aspiration of the crowd when Jayenta got the opening goal in 9th minute of play for the lead.

ByIFP Sports Correspondent

Updated 24 May 2022, 4:47 pm

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ootball Lovers Association Manipur beat TBSFA Tabungkhok by 3-2 goals in the 4th Sangai Trophy Veterans Football Tournament 2022 organised by United Veteran Football Association, Manipur, which got resumed at Artificial Turf, Lamlong Thongkhong.

So far, only one match has been played in the Veteran Football Championship at Mapal Kangjeibung until rain and ground condition forced the organiser to change it to a new venue at Artificial Turf Ground at Lamlong Thongkhong.

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Football Lovers Association Manipur (FLAM) started as a favourite of the day and they did not let down the aspiration of the crowd when Jayenta got the opening goal in 9th minute of play for the lead.

However, TBSFA Tabungkhok, untiring efforts for the equaliser got translated in 30 plus and 2nd minute of injury time with Jayentakumar drew parity to the scoreline.

With several former National players in their ranks, FLAM had the edge with numerous attacks to its opponent, and it was Ranjit Singh who consolidated in the 36th minute for the lead. But equally agile were the TBSFA team as they put up a good fight and finally were able to fetch the equaliser from Naocha in 48th minute to level 2-2 goals.

But FLAM outfoxed its opponent in just a minute away from the final whistle when Bijen Singh, struck in the 58th minute to hold on till the final whistle for the victory.

In another match, ATVFA Thangmeiband got the better of VSA Sora by 3-2 goals as well. VSA Sora gained the early lead from Seilung in the 18th minute of play. However, ATVFA made a dramatic comeback in the second half with Dhanachandra scoring two goals in the 43rd and 48th minute and Mangte Ahmum picking up the third goal in the 58th minute. VSA's second goal came from the boot of Otkhoson in the 54th minute.

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First published:24 May 2022, 4:47 pm

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flamveteran footballTBSFA TabungkhokFootball Lovers Association Manipur

IFP Sports Correspondent

IFP Sports Correspondent

Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur

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