Sagolband United spelled doomed for AIM Khabam beating by 6-0 goals to sail into the semi final of the 14th Manipur State League 2021 played at Artificial Turf, Lamlong Thongkhong. As for the last quarter final match, UKB Churchandpur proved too good for KIYC Khetrigao with 2-0 goals win over the latter, to book their semi final berth as well.
AIM Khabam fate seems doomed from the start as their strategy never really worked despite numerous efforts. However, the injury prone Sagolband United got the act together in the 18 minute of play when Patrick Kamei came up with the opening goal.
The show stealer of the day belonged to Sagolband United player Paokhongam as he outwitted AIM defense twice in the first half to slam home in 32 minute and 43 minute to dominate the proceedings.
With three goals down, AIM Khabam still failed to ignite their sparks in the second half, aggravating their position further in the game. But Sagolband United rose again and this time, Paokhongam proved even menacier as he banged home three more goals in 60 minute, 62 minute and 67 minute to bring up his hattrick goal for the convincing victory, enroute to the semi final.
Two AIM Khabam players Bikash Yumnam, Ch. Akashkumar and SU player Henry received yellow cards from referee Th. Arun.
The other match between UKB Churchandpur and KIYC saw the former outwitting the latter by quick moves. KIYC had a close chance in the early part of the game but Churchandpur keeper was quite under the bar, to deny the shot to goal.
However, UKB opens up in 17 minute of play when Mangkholen running in the goalmouth anticipated a well directed cross from the right, to slice in a header for the opening goal.
The UKB who were quick in their short passes, got a shock in the 35 minute when Manglenboi was sent off with a red card by referee Sh.Suresh from double caution-one received from a foul and other for deliberate handling the ball, reducing them to ten men.
But UKB overcame the sad phase with much more aggressive attack and came up with their second goal from a free kick in 45 plus 1 minute with Lalminlun sending a well directed aerial ball over the leaping keeper to take 2-0 lead. Despite KIYC making a late minute surge, they failed to produce any goal and made a sad exit.
UKB players Lalminlun and KIYC player L. Amit Singh got a yellow card each in the match for dangerous play. The semi final matches will be played on Friday with KLASA Keinou taking on Sagolband United at 11.45 am while SSU Singjamei will meet UKB Churchandpur at 1.45 pm.
Bicky claims Men's Open single title of CYLC State Open Tennis Tournament
Bicky claimed the Men's Open title of the 11th CYLC State Open Tennis Tournament 2022 organised by Association of Tennis Lovers at CYLC Tennis Court, Chingamakha. In the final match, Bikcy pushed back Lucas to the backfoot winning the first set by 6-0 points and later wraps up the second set with 6-3 point for the Champion title. As for the above 35 plus age category double event final, Rivaskar and his partner Pritam got the better of Bona and Rabi by 6-2 sets and 3-6(10-8) points to lay their hand on the Champion trophy. The double pair of Tuleshwar and Kangjamba face stiff resistance from Ibohal and Jayanta in the final of above 45 plus double event, but the former wrested the first set by 7-5 points and went on the win the second set by 6-1 points for the victory.
PTCC Patsoi, AKSDO Khangabok wins in the Rajningthou U-16 Boys Cricket
PTCC Patsoi beat SHADOW Thangmeiband by 4 wickets in the 3rd MNCA U-16 Boys Naorem Rajningthou Memorial Trophy 2021-22 played at ABA Ground, Khetrigao. SHADOW Thangmeiband batsman made a disastrous start, managing just a mere 54 runs for 10 wickets from 18.1 overs with S. Lanchenba contributing 7 runs as the highest run getter.
PTCC bowler Karnajit claimed 5 wickets for 7 runs from 3.1 overs while L. Anao bagged 2 wickets.
In reply, PTCC reached the target in 13.1 overs for the loss of 6 wickets with Ch. Nikhil hitting an unbeaten 15 runs along with DK who remained not out with 2 runs for the victory. SHADOW bowler S.Lanchenba and S.Nishant got 2 wickets each. PTCC bowler Karnajit Mayanglambam was declared the Man of the Match for his 5 wickets haul.
In the other match played at Heinoupok PlayGround, AKSDO Khangabok pulled off a 12 runs win over NCA Ningthoukhong. In a low scoring match, AKSDO batsman put up 79 runs for 10 wickets from 18.5 overs with M. Albert top scoring with 30 runs while Sanayai got 16 runs. NCA bowler P. Bonanza and L. Abinash fetched 2 wickets each.
Chasing the target, NCA batsman crumbled, managing 67 runs for 9 wickets from 20 overs. O. Luhikumar was the lone batsman to reach double figures with 15 runs and failed to reach the target by 12 runs. AKSDO bowler S. Kaiku bagged 4 wickets while Mocha and Amarjit Meitei picked up 2 wickets each. Kaiku was later adjudged as the Man of the Match for his 4 wicket haul and 7 runs.
Ambilish Trust, Chandel Khubul prevails in 1st Chandel Christian Village Cup
Ambilish Trust thrashed Solid Rock by 4-1 goals in the 1st Chandel Christian Village Cup 2022 played at District Sports Complex, Chandel. Samte Thanglun proved the hero for the Ambilish Trust team scoring all four goals while the lone goal for Solid Rock was fetched by Ango. Solid Rock players Binoy, Chandngam and Ambilish player Bemanshing received yellow cards in the match.
In the other match, Chandel Khubul FC got a walkover point after Mantak FC failed to report for the match.