Imphal: NISA Thangmeiband entered the semi final by defeating DMARAO with a narrow margin of 3-2 in the 10th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial State Open Football Tournament-2020 at SAI Sports, Takyel.
The tournament is being organized by CRPF & Imphal West Football Association under the aegis of All Manipur Football Association (AMFA).
In the 2nd minute of the match DMRAO scored the first goal through H. Gungoon and took an early 1-0 lead against NISA.
Joychandra of NISA got the equalizing goal in the 30th minute and L. teammate Gouro scored another in the 41st minute and put his side 2-1 up in the first half. In the second half, NISA further secured the third goal in the 63rd minute from L. Sanatomba to increase the lead. On the other hand, DMRAO also was looking for goals and launched attacks over NISA, and ultimately H. Gungoon reduced the goal margin in the 70 minute. N. Bikramjit of DMRAO was booked a yellow card in the match.