8th SHDVSM: Tujang Lhang Veteran win, Motbung Veteran hold Leikot Area Veteran

With the win, Tujang Lhang Veteran earned a spot in the knockout round as Pool C winner.


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In the last second league match of the ongoing 8th Sadar Hills District Veteran Sport Meet 2021 at Brig M Thomas Ground Kangpokpi, Tujang Lhang Veteran defeated Kanggui Veteran 2-1 to earn Pool C Winner while Kanggui Veteran despite the loss, became the pool runner up on Monday.

Kanggui Veteran lead the game 1-0 after James D Haokip found the opener in the 46th minutes but it was shortly equalized by Tujang Lhang Veteran with a brilliant strike of Hencha in the 48th minutes before he found the winning goal in the 88th minute, earning him the highest goal scorer till now with 7 goals.

With the win, Tujang Lhang Veteran earned a spot in the knockout round as Pool C winner while despite the loss, Kanggui Veteran also earned a spot in the knockout round as pool C runner up.

The second match between Leikot Area Veteran and Motbung Veteran ended in a 1-1 draw giving Leikot Area Veteran a berth in the knockout round while Motbung Veteran’s fate will be decided by Leimakhong Area Veteran and Phaijang Veteran in the last match on Tuesday.

Leikot Area Veteran had an easy lead in the 40th minute through Paolun till Douminthang of Motbung Veteran found the late equaliser when he converted a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

Keithelmanbi Veteran, Liyai Kongpao Liyai Kalapahar Veteran, Tujang Lhang Veteran, Kanggui Veteran, Leikot Area Veteran and Saitu Area Veteran had already booked berths in the knockout round till now.

On Tuesday, Leimakhong Area Veteran will play Phaijang Veteran in the first match while J Songtun Area Veteran will play Kalapahar Area Veteran in the second match.

First Published:March 1, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

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