Sports Wrap: Bethlehem FC lift Champion title of 1st JS Wartha Memorial Soccer Tournament
Bethlehem FC beat Jericho FC by 4-3 goals 1st (L) JS Wartha Memorial Five A Side Soccer Tournament 2021
Updated on 31 Dec 2021, 1:48 pm
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Bethlehem FC lifted the champion title beating Jericho FC by 4-3 goals in the 1st (L) JS Wartha Memorial Five A Side Soccer Tournament 2021 organised by Panchai Sporting and Cultural Club at Chandel.
Jericho FC impressed the crowd with its nitty gritty run in the first few minutes of the game and managed to get the lead with Beningtha scoring the opening goal in 5 minute of play. However, not to be left behind, Bethlehem FC put up a great challenge and got the equaliser from Uninov in the 13 minute of the game.
Jericho FC continued their onslaught and made some dazzling effect with Thumwarhring shaking the net in 22 minute and later Beningtha struck again in 24 minute to have a larger say in the match.
Bethlehem FC, who was lagging behind by two goals, managed to trim down the scoreline when Warngam got the second goal in 24 minute of the first half. But the second half proved more fruitful for Bethlehem team as Warngam struck his second goal in the 41 minute to level 3-3 goals. With competition hots up for the teams, it was Punshi who came up with the winning goal for Bethlehem FC in the 47 minute for the sweet victory.
The third place of the meet was bagged by Sodom and Gomorrah FC who beat Israel FC by 4-0 goals.
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IFP Sports Correspondent
Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur