Sagolband United, KIYC and MPSC posted wins in 14th Manipur State League
Sagolband United who has been reeling low in the league, spurts up to 12 points with the win from six matches.
Updated on 9 Jan 2022, 3:50 pm
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Sagolband United upset Neroca FC by 2-1 goals in the 14th Manipur State League 2021 played at Artificial Turf, Lamlong Thongkhong.
Sagolband United who has been reeling low in the league, spurts up to 12 points with the win from six matches, including three win and three drawn games while Neroca FC are with 10 points from seven matches, having won three matches, one draw and lost three games.
Sagolband United sprang the surprise in the 8 minute of play with C.Seilenlal finding the gap to slot home the opening goal. The goal drawback never seems to bother Neroca FC as they keep their attacking momentum intact and soon came up with the equaliser in the 55 minute of play from Manglenthang.
Sagolband United, wary of the young Neroca FC side, maintain their attacking game and soon was able to reap the reward when Paokhongam gets the winning goal in the 75 minute to collect full point.
Sagolband United players Ch.Anandkumar, C.Seilenlal and Neroca FC players M.Sushil, S.Thomas got booked with yellow cards in the match. Neroca FC player Santa was sent off with a direct red card and will miss the next match.
In the other matches, KIYC Khetrigao beat TRAU FC by a solitary goal with Musha Khan getting the all important goal in the 47 minute of play. TRAU FC player Debekananda got a yellow card in the match.
TRAU FC have played six matches, winning one game, drawn one match and losing four matches while KIYC are with 14 points from seven matches winning four, drawn two games and lost one match.
Manipur Police Sports Club, HQ beat NISA Thangmeiband by 4-3 goals to collect 3 points. Both the teams are currently poised with 9 points each from seven matches, winning three games and losing four matches each.
The match seemed evenly fought but MPSC showed more urgency in the match to catch up with NISA in the point tally. Khem Bahadur delivers the opening goal for the Police team in 13 minute and later Haokhosei consolidates in 34 minute. Not to be content lying low, NISA jumped back with L.Shankar finding the gap to push home a goal in 37 minute in the first half.
However Police got a shot in the arm when L.Rishikanta was sent off with a red card by referee Sh.Suresh for a dangerous foul in 74 minute. But that did not deter the Policemen as they carried on making raids and finally it was Ajitkumar who bangs home in 75 minute and later Haokhosei to send in his second goal in 89 minute.
NISA made a final surge in the late minute and P.Anand got lucky as he came up with his team's third goal in 90 minute but proved too late to save the match.
IFP Sports Correspondent
Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur