59th CC Meet Football: Sanatomba’s five goals help NISA blank YLC 7-0
IMPHAL, December 5: Sanatomba struck five times in North Imphal Sporting Association’s massive win against Yaipha Lamjing Club, Dibong Khunou sailing effortlessly into the pre-quarter final stage of the ongoing 59th Sir Churachand Singh KCSI, CBE Memorial Football tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung.
The Thangmeiband club thrashed YLC by 7-0 today as Kh Naoton and Ng Mahendrajit added one each to Sanatomba’s five.
Although the match started on a balanced note, just 10 minutes into the game, the Thangmeiband lads intensified their attack pushing their opponents on the back foot till the end.
NISA’s first shot on goal came in the 20th minute, with Sanatomba hitting the goal post.
In the 21st minute of play, Kh Naoton assisted Sanatomba in scoring the opening goal of the match.
Just four minutes later, YLC’s Gaihiamlung tackled L Gouro just inside the 18 yard box for which the referee awarded a spot kick to NISA which was converted for the club by Sanatomba. Gaihiamlung was also shown the yellow card for the 25th minute tackle.
Sanatomba scored his hat trick goal in the 38th minute intercepting a pass off L Gouro. The first half of the match ended with NISA leading 3-0.
In the 54th minute, NISA’s Kh Naoton scored the first goal of the second half.
Sanatomba scored his fourth and NISA’s fifth in the 67th minute assisted by Gouro. He scored again in the 77th minute taking his personal score to five goals.
Sanatomba had also struck the post four times during the match.
Substitute Ng Mahendrajit who replaced Kh Jacky scored the seventh goal in the 81st minute to seal a win for NISA.
Arun acted as the centre referee assisted by Springson and Premjit. Amarjit acted as the fourth official and Rameshwar as the match commissioner.
KLASA Keinou will face YLHU Khwai Lalambung in the first match, while TRAU Kwakeithel will meet Sagolband United in the second match tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the All Manipur Football Association has announced Dinthar Football Club, Mizoram as the third team from outside the State to play in this year’s CC Meet. The other two clubs from outside the State are Assam Regimental Centre, ARC Shillong and Assam Electricity Board, ASEB Guwahati.
The three will be introduced into the Meet from the quarter final stage.