Muvanlai beats DMRAO, NISA draws YUFC
Imphal: Muvanlai Athletics (MA) Kangpokpi defeated DMRAO Awang Sekmai by a solitary goal on Friday at the 13th Manipur State league 2020 while NISA Thangmeiband and YUFC Ukhrul drew with a goal each.
In the first match, played at Khuman Lampak Artificial Turf, Muvanlai Athletics (MA) Kangpokpi defeated DMRAO Awang Sekmai to take its point to 18 and lead the table after 7 matches. DMRAO are still yet to account point after 6 matches in the league.
A thrilling match, both the teams failed to find the back to the net in the first half. However, in the 66th minute of the match, Muvanlai got their lone goal through Ginminthang and led 1-0. DMRAO fought hard and tried all they could but fail to score thus losing 0-1 to MA.
In the match SL. Seiminthang and Immanuel Intaote of MA and N. Somokanta of DMRAO were booked yellow cards.
The second match between NISA Thangmeiband and YUFC Ukhrul ended in 1-1 goal with both teams scoring the goals in the first half. In the 34th minute YUFC scored the lone goal through SR. Kagali to lead 1-0. However, NISA got their equalizing goal in the 43rd minute through S. Meiraba to level 1-1.
Resuming after the break, NISA played with better ball possession and came close to adding to the score sheet through L. Sanatomba and Meriba. YUFC also played the game with heart and soul but failed to break the strong defensive line of NISA.
During the match N. Momocha of NISA and Ningol Chiphang and SR. Kagali of YUFC were shown yellows.