Both matches end in draw in a goal fest
Imphal: The two matches of the day in the 13th Manipur State league 2020 being played at Khuman Lampak Artificial Turf ended in a draw on Sunday.
The tournament is being organized by All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) and sponsored by Kh. Joykisan Singh.
SSU Singjamei and NEROCA FC scored 2-2 goals in the normal time of the match and ended in draw.
H. Shital of SSU scored the first goal for his team in the 16th minute to give his team an early 1-0 lead. Then, in the 22nd minute NEROCA FC equalized through S. Ronald with teammate S. Subash adding another in the 37th minute to give their team 2-1 lead over SSU.
In the second half, the match became more competitive with both teams seeking goals. But it was M. Ronald’s equalizing goal in the 60th minute that led to draw.
The match between AFC Thoubal Athokpam and UKB Churachandpur also ended in a draw with both teams scoring three goals each.
AFC Athokpam scored two goals in the first half through Th. Suraj (6th minute) and Md. Fayazudin (16th minute) to lead 2-0 by half time. However, in the 60th minute, UKB shot back one through Lalminlian to reduce the gap. But M. Oken scored the third goal for AFC in the 65th minute of the match to give his team 3-1 lead. However, Paolemsian and John of UKB scored in the 81st and 82nd minute of the match respectively to help their team draw.
During the match S. Thomash and L. Suraj of AFC while Lalminlun and Lamthianlal of UKB were booked yellow cards.