Manipur Sangais races to 16 points to top the point table beating Arunachal Pradesh Tigers by 4-0 goals in the first North East Women's Football Tournament, 2022 played at SAI NERC Turf Ground at Takyelpat, Imphal West.
Winning their fifth match and one drawn game from the meet, the host team Manipur Sangais is all poised for a great finish in the tournament as they enjoy the game with convincing wins.
Manipur wasted no time against AP Tigers as N Priyanka Devi raced on to slot home the opening goal in the 8th minute of the play. Although AP Tigers who are still in contention for the top four finish, put up a brave fight, Manipur stood solid in their defence. Just before the first half whistle, S Rinaroy geared up to bulldoze her way to net home the second goal in 40 plus 2nd minute to lead 2-0 goals.
With two goals in their kitty, Manipur Sangais controlled the game and rose up in the late part of the game when Th Martina struck the third goal in the 72nd minute and later, N Ratanbala Devi scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute for the resounding victory. Manipur player Y Kiranbala and AP Tiger player Tamchi Soram received yellow cards in the match.
In the second match, Tripura Pythons held on Nagaland Wild Hogs with a goalless draw to share a point each.
In Tuesday’s matches, Assam Rhinos will face Nagaland Wild Hogs in the first match while Tripura Pythons will meet Mizoram Black Bears in the second match.
MRA shooter Swamikumar takes gold
Swami Kumar Leishangthem of Manipur Rifle Association claimed the gold medal in the Open Sight 50 meter Rifle Prone Men in the 31st All Manipur Shooting Competition 2022 held at Shooting Range, Khuman Lampak.
Swami Kumar garnered a total of 489 points for the gold medal shot while G Songmuanthang of MRA with 411 points and A Dhanachandra Singh also of MRA with 183 points fetched the silver and bronze medals.
As for the Open Sight 50 meter Rifle Prone Master Men competition, the lone shooter Abdul Kalam of MRA walked away with the gold medal by securing 260 points.
Aaryaman Lairenjam of Imphal West District Rifle Association shot his way to the gold medal with 562 points while Davidson Kh of MRA with 560 points and O Labish Singh of MRA with 551 points settled for the silver and bronze medals.
Shadow Thangmeiband and YPHU Lalambung record wins
Shadow Thangmeiband registered their second win, beating MPA Thounaojam by 116 runs in the 1st MNCA Under 14 Boys Tournament 2021-22 played at PTRC Ground, Patsoi Part IV, Imphal West.
Opting to bat first, Shadow Thangmeiband got off to a flying start with opener Thomson making 104 runs from 86 balls and later had to retire injured. He was ably supported by fellow opener S Lanchenba who scored 56 runs from 84 balls, to put up 229 runs for 5 wickets from 30 overs.
MPA bowler Ch Albish claimed 2 wickets while Moramba, Sanatomba and Ruman Singh chipped in with 1 wickets each.
In reply, MPA Thounaojam batsmen were restricted to 113 runs for 10 wickets from 25.1 overs with opener Lucky Elangbam top scoring with 13 runs. Shadow bowlers Thomson bagged 4 wickets while Chinglemba fetched 2 wickets; Leishemba, Telheiba and Devis claimed 1 wickets each. Thomson was later declared Man of the Match for his 104 runs and 4 wickets haul.
In the other match played at PCC Ground, Mayaikoibi, YPHU Lalambung also came up with the first win, beating host PCC Mayaikoibi by 5 wickets.
PCC batsman posted 189 runs for 10 wickets from 26.2 overs with Max Warokpam getting 87 runs while Ch Paikhomba got 22 runs. YPHU bowlers I Tonton claimed 5 wickets while Bisal and G Prince got 2 wickets each.
Chasing the target, YPHU batsmans clicked, averaging 20 above runs but Bisal Ningombam hit 46 runs to reach the target in 28.4 overs for 5 wickets. PCC bowler Max Warokpam bagged 3 wickets while Pravin Kumar got 2 wickets. YPHU player I Tonton claimed the Man of the Match for his 5 wickets haul and 24 runs knock.
Ibohal, Jayanta sail into finals
The double pair of Ibohal and Jayanta moved into the final of the 2nd Manipur Floodlight Tennis Tournament, 2022 organised by Imphal District Tennis Association at its complex at Lamphelpat.
In the semi-final of the 45 plus Double, Ibohal Singh and his partner Jayanta Singh overcame Kangjamba and Manikanta by 7-6 (7-2) and 4-2 points as the latter pair pulled off owing to injury from the game.
The second semi-final will be played between the pair of Khelendro/Iboton Singh against Prakash/Ranjan Singh.
As for the 35 plus Double, the pair of Ribaskar/Aken will take on Balkrishna/Suraj in the first semi-final while Ranjan/Prakash will take on Bona/Rabi in the second semi-final.