SSU defeat DMRAO 1-0, KLASA draw to AFC 1-1
IMPHAL: SSU Singjamei defeated DMRAO Awang Sekmai by a solitary goal on Thursday in the 13th Manipur State league 2020 played at Khuman Lampak Artificial Turf. The event is organized by All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) under the sponsorship of Kh. Joykisan Singh.
The late goal of Th. Chingkheinganba for SSU Singjamei in the 85th minute was enough for the team to secure the full three points. With the point, SSU are 10 points from 5 matches while DMRAO have failed to collect any points in the league after four matches.
Despite the solitary goal, the match between SSU and DMRAO was one of the most exciting matches with both teams trying secure full points. Chances were created but none of the teams could covert any thus ending the first half goalless.
The teams continued with their attacking game in the second half too. Ultimately, it was SSU that got the lone winning goal in the 85th minute through Th. Chingkheinganba to secure the full three points.
SSU player Kabiraj and N. Puthiba, DMRAO Coach, were booked yellow card for their unsporting behavior.
In the other match AFC Thoubal Athokpam drew with KLASA Keinou on a goal each with both teams scoring in the first half. In the 19th minute KLASA got their lone goal through H. Romesh while AFC also got their equalizing goal in the 35th minute from the terrific header of Th. Suraj.
Resuming the second half, KLASA Keinou got better ball possession and attacked the opponent but were not able to find the back of the net. They lost many opportunities. AFC also tried hard, looking to add to their tally but were unfruitful. During the match S. Arunjit and S. Thomas of AFC got cautioned.